All members of the World Soundtrack Academy receive voting privileges for the annual World Soundtrack Awards, but that is not the only benefit to being part of our community of composers and industry professionals.
Who can become a voting member?
Voting Membership is open to professional composers for screen and to other professionals in the film music industry, such as music executives, music supervisors, music editors, agents, managers, producers and publicists.
Membership requires an annual membership fee of 100 EUR for composers and 150 EUR for professionals. All candidates should supply a full biography that proves their active involvement in the film music industry.
Voting membership is automatically granted to the members of the WSA Boards, the guest of honour at the annual World Soundtrack Awards Concert and the winners of the Film Composer of the Year, TV Composer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement WSAwards. The winners of the remaining WSAwards receive free membership for one year.
The benefits of World Soundtrack Academy membership:
Members receive voting privileges for the three main World Soundtrack Awards categories, namely Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song.
Moreover, members can submit entries for consideration in the categories of Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song (between 1 April and 15 June via firstname.lastname@example.org).
The membership fee can be recouped (or partially recouped) through the discount of 100 EUR on the Film Music Industry Packages with VIP access to both the film music and the film programme at Film Fest Ghent, which includes:
- accreditation for the film screenings at Film Fest Ghent;
- access to the (film and film music) industry days;
- an invitation to the annual World Soundtrack Awards Dinner;
- a VIP ticket for the World Soundtrack Awards Concert;
- an invitation to the WSA Reception;
- access to several (formal and informal) networking opportunities;
- the annual Film Fest Ghent CD.
Moreover, WSAcademy members also gain access to the matchmaking session during Film Fest Ghent to network with international agents, publicists and industry peers.
Those who are not able to attend the festival are welcome to contact us to request a complimentary CD copy of the annual Film Fest Ghent album.
Members will receive visibility on the World Soundtrack Awards website, and qualify for the WSA Advisory Board on condition of nomination by a board member and availability of seats.
How to become a member?
Click on the link below to go to the registration form.
Membership registration is possible throughout the year, but the annual deadline to receive voting privileges for the World Soundtrack Awards of the current year is 1 June. To benefit from the discount on the Film Music Industry Packages, the cut-off date is 1 September. (Later applications will count towards the following year's WSA.)
To register for the World Soundtrack Academy click on the link below. See also the Rule Book to learn more about memberships and the WSAwards voting procedures.
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