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Membership World Soundtrack Academy
Membership in the WSAcademy consists of two branches
World Soundtrack Awards
WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

17 > 18 Oct 2018

Membership in the World Soundtrack Academy consists of Voting Members and non-Voting members.

Voting membership

  • Voting Membership is open to film music composers and to executives active in the film music business, such as agents, managers, producers, publicists, etc. after paying a yearly membership fee.
  • All candidate members should supply a full biography that proves their active involvement in the film music profession, i.e. as a film composer or film music executive.
  • Alternatively, the status of Voting Member is also automatically given to all WSA Nominees and Winners. Membership for WSA Nominees and Winners is free during the first two voting years after their nomination.
  • The WSA accepts new voting member applications from March 15 until June 15 each year.

Among the entire group of WSA Voting Members there is a key group of WSA core members. These key members are excused from a yearly contribution:

  • the Advisory Board members
  • the Honorary Board members

The WSA Advisory Board Members

  • The WSA Advisory Board is the core group of the World Soundtrack Academy. These key members of the World Soundtrack Academy are very actively involved with the day-to-day business of the WSA and the film music industry in general.
  • The WSA Advisory Board has to consist of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 40 members, coming from all over the world. At least one-quarter of them should be composers. Non-composer members should be recruited under filmmakers (directors and producers) whose work displays a great interest for music, film music agents, film music industry executives, etc. Not more than 45% of the board members can come from the same country*. (* Not the country of origin but the location they live in and work from is considered to determine this.)
  • Most communication with the Board is done via e-mail or regular mail.
  • It is within the sole and confidential discretion of the Board to cancel or refuse membership, or to alter application regulations. The Board shall also resolve all interpretations and all questions with regards to membership applications

The WSA Honorary Board Members

  • The WSA Honorary Board contains honorary members of the World Soundtrack Academy. These film music experts are consulted whenever necessary.
  • Honorary members follow the general Academy voting process and are not actively involved in the voting for Discovery candidates nor Best Song nominations.
  • Winners of the WSA Lifetime Achievement Award are automatically incorporated within the WSA Honorary Board.

Non-Voting Membership

Corporate Membership

  • Corporate membership is available to all organizations, companies and bodies interested in financially supporting the activities organized and initiatives taken by the World Soundtrack Academy. Corporate Membership does not give the right to vote.

How to become a member?

Benefits of World Soundtrack Academy Membership

  • Membership fees support the work of the World Soundtrack Academy. Thanks to your support we can extend our activities in order to support the international film music sector
  • As a voting member you can vote for the world’s most important film music awards: WSAward of Best Film Composer of the Year, WSAward of Best TV Composer of the Year and WSAward for Best Original Song written directly for a Film.
  • As a voting member you receive an additional discount on our Music Industry Packages during the annual Film Fest Gent
  • As a voting member you have access to an international network of Film and Music Professionals and you will be mentioned on our website as a WSA Member.

How to apply?

Voting Membership is open to film music composers and to executives active in the film music business, such as agents, managers, producers, publicists, etc. by completing the application form between March 15 and June 15 and by paying a yearly membership fee:

  • 150 EUR (Excl. VAT) for Film Music Professionals
  • 100 EUR (Excl. VAT for Composers

All candidate members should supply a full biography that proves their active involvement in the film music profession, i.e. as a film composer or film music executive.

Alternatively, the status of Voting Member is also automatically given to all WSA Nominees and Winners. Membership for WSA Nominees and Winners is free during the first two voting years after their nomination.

The WSAcademy only accepts new voting member applications from March 15 until June 15 each year.

 

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