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Director reports

MPG Activity Report May – Olga FitzRoy
Catch-up meeting with AIR & Abbey Road
Attended UK Music Board Meeting
Organised additional meeting for studio members & UK Music to feed into fiscal incentives scheme
Worked with MT to edit & test #KnowYourWorth survey
Provided quote for Susan Rogers press release
Attended meeting with Ivors Academy & PRS foundation about safe spaces in music
Interview with MU Magazine
Revised latest edition of Music Production guidance
Continued to liaise with DCMS officials over reopening guidance
Call with member re Grammy’s nomination rules
Emailed Scottish Govt Officials re Carlton Studios

MPG Activity Report May – Katie Tavini
Insta stories daily
Additional socials work
Set up & launched MPG FB group
Advised member on Apple Digital Providers
Created Linktree account for socials
Updated MPG website

MPG Activity Report May – Matt Talyor 
Casework for members. Working on appeals on Council decision to reject funding applications for COVID support (restart grants, et al)
Creation and launch of #KnowYourWorth survey

 

MPG Activity Report May – Cameron Craig

Attended the UK Music Chair 12 Month Review
Attended Lunch Tom Watson (UK Music Chair), Jamie Njoku-Goodwin (UK Music CEO) Kevin Brennan MP, Graham Davies (Ivors Academy)  & Michael Dugher (ex-UK Music CEO)
Attended PPL Performer Board Meeting
Attended UK Music studios meeting on tax reliefs

 


MPG Activity Report April 21 – Katie Tavini
re-wrote some website text
Updated website
Sharing members work on Instagram daily
Attended awareness days meeting chaired by Olga

 

MPG Activity Report April 21 – Matt Talyor 
Sharing members work on Twitter weekly
Created the judging playlists for MPG Awards
Successfully appealed discretionary grant for MPG Member.

 

MPG Activity Report April 21 – Olga FitzRoy

Attended Diversity Taskforce and worked on UK Music response to government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report
Attended meeting with Scottish Government in relation to business rates relief for studio member in Scotland & also Covid studio guidance in Scotland
Chaired meeting about awareness days and speaker fees with other trade orgs
Attended and admin’d MPG Awards virtual judging event
Provided handout  for CIC / Local Government event on the importance of supporting studios

 

MPG Activity Report April 21 – Cameron Craig

UK Music Policy and Public Affairs Committee meeting on Private Copy levy, following a request from visual arts CMO DACS for UK Music to support a campaign to secure from the government a private copying levy it was decided we couldn’t support it.
Meet with Hannah re Website revamp.
Attended UK Music/Saffery Champness/Nordicity Fiscal Incentives Roundtable
UK Music Director Meeting for Chair 12 Month Review
Meet with Susan Rogers to discuss MPG Outstanding contribution award, thanks to Maureen Droney for the introduction.
Attended the 3-day DDEX 37th Plenary for an overview of the year gone and thoughts on the year ahead.
Meet Carlotta from Creative passport to discuss holding MPG/Creative passport event
Spoke with IAFAR board to discuss my availability as IAFAR board member.Attended meeting with UK Music, MPG & Scottish government in relation to business rates relief for studio member in Scotland.
Spoke with Apple Music about “Behind the Boards” access for MPG Members
Meet Shout4 for an update to the platform
Attended UK Music Governance Review Meeting
Attended MPG Judging Day and arranged playback of tracks unavailable on commercial services.
Organised a partnering event with VevaSound around credits.

 

MPG Activity Report April – Rhiannon Mair

Successfully moved the Guilds bank account from NatWest to Starling.
Sorted ongoing admin issues with awards account.
Spoke further with Mika Sellers about the MPGs writer-producer group. We have interest from several writer-producers wanting to start a discussion. Date pending.


MPG Activity Report March 21 – Olga FitzRoy – 

Met with MPG Studio member Carlton Studios to discuss how we can further support them in seeking financial support from Glasgow City Council

Signposted studios to the different asymptomatic workplace testing schemes that are now available where people cannot work from home.

Arranged for board to hear presentation from UK Music Diversity Taskforce chairs

Continued to work on diverse judging panel for awards

Attended UK Music Campaigns meeting to share info on upcoming MPG campaigns & hear about UK Music and other members campaigns. Improvements  to self-employed rights will be key ask for MPG in next parliamentary session.

 

MPG Activity Report March 21 – Cameron Craig

Attended UK Music Board Meeting

Meet with Jaxsta about setting up a MPG/Jaxsta service to fast track credit corrections for MPG members.

DDEX Working group meeting to final details of the structure of the RIN standard

Dealt with Awards issues

Meet with Shout4 to create a new contract benefit for MPG members.

Attended the PPL performer board

MPG/Carlton Studios meeting and help with Olga

Organised Music Insurance Brokers Low-cost home package MPG benefit

Attended UK Music Diversity Taskforce Presentation

 

MPG Activity Report March 21 – Katie Tavini

All MPG full members & studio members have been followed on Instagram

Daily sharing member releases and posts

 


MPG Activity Report February 21- Olga FitzRoy

Attended calls with AIRRS, Sound Diplomacy and DCMS officials re DCMS commissioned studios survey and gave detailed feedback on the survey.

Continued to push for clearer guidance for LA discretionary funds to include studios in eligibility criteria. Worked with UK Music and DCMS officials to get a statement from the culture minister on this. https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2021-02-19.155281.h&s=speaker%… 55281.q0

MPG Awards Worked on new judging notes for 2021

Attended meeting with KT, CC & MT to finalise diverse judging list Press / PR

Catch up call with Dan Gumble of Audio Media Interview with What HiFi magazine about MPG role in Covid

 

MPG Activity Report February 21- Cameron Craig

Met with Sound Diplomacy and AIRRS to discuss their DCMS commissioned survey on the mapping of UK Studios. Although we and AIRRS are not completely happy with the way they are conducting the work we have come to the conclusion that the work is very much needed and we will support it as best we can.

Attended brainstorming session on setting up Music Export Office chaired by PRS Foundation. This is ongoing and will form a recommendation to the government on what such an office’s purpose will be.

DDEX Metadata Workflow Discussion:
Helped set up and attended a meeting of UK (MPG members) and US producers to discuss workflow issues when logging credits, this was used to inform the DDEX Studio working group of a change in direction around the RIN standard.
Attended the DDEX Studio WG to discuss the above.

Introduced Veva Sound to UK Music with the plan for them to do a series of education seminars on the importance of credits and metadata with UK Musics MAP network.

Meet with ICMP and The FaNaTiX who will now become the MPG/ICMP scholarship ambassadors to further the scholarship and take it to areas where the MPG has struggled.

Attended the meeting with the other UK Music directors to discuss the reworking of the UK Music Mission Statement.

Supplied Brits Producer Judging list, we were able to meet the diversity requirement 50/50 m/f & 18% non-white.

Meet with NoteTracks software developers to bring on as MPG Benefactors.
Meet with Gebre from SoundCredit/Soundways for an update on their ideas for the capture of credits.

Attended a UK Music group to formulate an IPO sponsored research project around the education of metadata collection and usage. Identify the shortage and shortfalls of skills around data in the music business.