Vick Bain

Council member

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 2017 and the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Industry Powerlist 2018.

Vick now works as a consultant in the music industry, whilst researching women’s careers in music, for a PhD at Queen Mary University. As an expert on equality and diversity in the music industry most of Vick’s projects have a diversity focus; she launched women in music initiative The F-List earlier this year in order to give more female musicians the opportunity to play at festivals.

As well as being a Henley Business School MBA graduate, Vick has over 10 years’ experience of board roles having sat on the UK Music board, the UK Music Research Group, the UK Music Rights Committee, the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, chaired the UK Music Skills and Education Group, sat on the JAMES (Joint Audio Media in Education) council, the British Copyright Council, the PRS Creator Voice program and served as a trustee of the BASCA Trust.

Vick is also currently a director of the board of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) which is an Arts Council Elevate funded organisation, and a music tech start-up called Delic which is supported by a number of venture capital funds.

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.