news category created 16 October 2012 written by Mick Glossop
Upwards of 70 producers, engineers and musicians filled the room on Oct 15th 2012 at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden for the first event in the new Q-Time series, chaired by BBC 6Music presenter, Tom Robinson.
The audience was enthralled and entertained by our panel of distinguished industry professionals; Alison Wenham, Andy Gill, Geoff Taylor, Hal Ritson and Martin Mills.
You can read a report here, published in PSN Europe online magazine.
MPG Full & Associate Members can log in and listen to the recording.
• In view of the low payments from Spotify to artists and producers, is the streaming of music online a viable model for the future distribution of recorded music?
• There is an increasing number of artists who are developing careers outside of the traditional framework, i.e. contracts with record companies and publishers. Does the panel view this as a welcome development or a threat to the existing structure?
• Major record companies are now insisting on 360 degree deals with their artists in an attempt to replace the revenues lost from diminishing record sales. Will the 360 degree deal save the music industry or is it just another form of exploitation?
• Do popular radio stations playlists represent their listeners preferences, those of the DJ’s & program producers or the ‘plugging’ activities of the record companies?
• What is the reaction of the panel to the recent approval of the sale of EMI Records?
• What do the members of the panel have to say to record producers and non-performing song-writers whose income and livelihood is undermined by the illegal downloading of music files?
• Do the members of the panel think that the music business would survive if Simon Cowell became the next UK prime minister?