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Vick Bain

Past President

Vick has worked in various sectors of music for 25 years. For six years Vick was CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (now known as the Ivors Academy). For her campaigning work Vick was enrolled into the Music Week Women in Music Awards Roll Of Honour and the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Industry Powerlist and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

A Henley MBA graduate, Vick specialises as a consultant and campaigner for diversity and inclusion in music, training and advising organisations with her clients ranging from record label trade bodies IMPALA and AIM to electronic music festivals to tv & film orchestras. This is grounded in her work as a PhD researcher at Queen Mary University of London in the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity researching women’s careers in music.

Vick is a regular press commentator on gender diversity in the music industry with regular articles as well as influential report Counting the Music Industry, a gender audit of UK record labels and publishing companies. She is the founder of The F-List for Music directory of female musicians which is a not-for-profit organisation campaigning on behalf of and supporting female musicians in the UK. Vick is also a trustee of charity Parents & Carers in Performing Arts, an Arts Council IPSO, and on the advisory boards of numerous music industry initiatives.

Vick performed professionally in the UK and USA and released recordings with experimental composer Robin Storey on the Staalplaat label. She then joined the London Bulgarian Choir during which time they won the open category of the Radio 3 Choir of the Year. Her musical passions still remain for anything eclectic and experimental.