Get discount tickets to BASCA presents: How to Write a Radio Hit

Radio listener

Ever wondered how to write a hit song for radio? Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inducted songwriter Ralph Murphy will be revealing the tricks of the trade in London on 18 October for BASCA presents: How to Write a Radio Hit.

Taking place at Seven Dials Club, the event will see Murphy share his songwriting experiences, as well as spend part of the session critiquing submitted songs.

A former vice president of American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), Murphy began his music career in London at the age of 19, where he played in the bands The Guardsmen and the Slade Brothers, opening for acts including The Kinks, The Troggs, Martha and the Vandellas, The Byrds, and The Walker Brothers.

His first big hit was with James Royal’s 1966 track Call My Name. He’s since written for acts including Crystal Gayle, Randy Travis, Ray Price, Don Williams, Shania Twain, Cliff Richard and Brotherhood of Man.

Tickets to the event cost £10, with a discounted price of £7.50 on offer to PRS for Music members.

Visit the PRS for Music website here to claim your discount.

If you’d like your song to be considered for feedback, please email an mp3 and lyric sheet to Anna Reich at anna@basca.org.uk. See the BASCA website for further details.