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Q-Time 2

The Music Producers Guild’s Q-Time event proved its popularity once more with its second outing on January 14th 2013 at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden.

MPG_Q-Time_2_5Nearly 100 people filled the room on the first floor of Dave Stewart’s members’ club to listen and contribute to the debate on pressing issues affecting music producers, artists, recording engineers, mixers and all those involved in the production of recorded music.

The panel comprised producer-of-the-moment Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, One Direction); independent thinker and New Music Strategist, Andrew Dubber; producer, songwriter, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Tommy D; producer manager Ros Earls (140 dB Management, representing Alan Moulder, Flood, Gil Norton, Steve Osborne) and Nude Records creator, Saul Galpern (Suede, Ultrasound, Black Box Recorder). BBC 6 Music presenter and singer/song-writer, Tom Robinson guided, supported and moderated the event with professional skill and good judgement.

Topics ranged from the government’s failure to recognise the music industry as “creative”, the audio quality of digital music files, the continuing closures of major UK recording studios and the effects of reduced revenue of recorded music sales on the incomes of producers and non-performing songwriters.

Many thanks to all those who submitted questions.

The debate was informed, entertaining and vital, and the chairman’s direction ensured an active participation from the attentive audience.

MPG Full & Associate Members can log in and listen to the recording.