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To join COSCAP as a performer you must have appeared on at least one commercially released recording as the lead singer, a background singer or as a musician. You must also have been credited for the performance. The cost of joining as a performer member is a one-time fee of $117.50 VAT inclusive.
Once your application has been duly submitted a recommendation is made by the CEO to the Council of Directors of COSCAP who will then decide whether you meet the requirements to become a member. You will then be notified in writing and if successful, you are required to attend an induction seminar and to pay the necessary membership fees. You will not become a member until all of these conditions have been met.
All members join the organisation as a “provisional member” for a two year period. A provisional member has all the privileges and obligations of an active member but is not eligible to vote and is not eligible to hold any office of COSCAP. After a requisite two (2) year period, provisional members can become “active members”.
In 2013, like other businesses in Barbados, COSCAP faced its share of challenges nevertheless, some success was achieved. In spite of our economic trials the music business like other sectors within the creative industries continues to prove its resilience.
To all music users.
Introducing the COSCAP Pay Less, Play More Special for retail stores throughout Barbados. Save up to 50%.
The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) was introduced by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) to facilitate the identification and tracking of the use of sound recordings globally.
Since we have the BMAT system we are now able to provide local music chart data which we will start monthly from January 2013. Remeber if you do not provide us with your recordings you risk not being included.
The Guardians of Music programme has launched its "Sing A Tune" competition for secondary school students. For further information, please visit www.guardiansofmusic.com.