The composers' association DJBFA was founded in 1973.
As a composers' association, DJBFA focuses on helping to ensure the best possible conditions for bringing forth new music and lyrics in Denmark. DJBFA offers a wide range of members activities, all of which have the objective of inspiring – and contributing to – the creation of new music.
Moreover, the association is working politically on behalf of the country’s composers and songwriters: for example, in an ongoing dialogue with political parties in the Danish parliament, with the Danish Ministry of Culture, international composers' organisations etc.
DJBFA members pay an annual fee of 1.500 kroner (from 2019).
An association steered by its members
Once a year, a general assembly is held, where the members of the association elect a board of directors.
The board of directors consists of nine composers including a chairman, vice-chairman and a business committee consisting of four people; this committee sees to it that the board of directors’ decisions are implemented in practice.
The current chairman is Susi Hyldgaard. The current vice-chairman is Anna Lidell. Currently seated on the business committee are, furthermore Søren Krogh and Jesper Hansen.
DJBFA / Composers and Songwriters is represented in a number of national, Nordic and international organisations, all of which are working to strengthen music and to bring about the best possible conditions for composing new music and lyrics.
(photo: Smukfest 2015)