blog category created 19 February 2022 written by Taka George

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After such a rewarding career in our industry, Tim has made it a priory to ‘give back’ to younger music makers and help the industry in any way he can. This all began in 1988 when Tim was asked by Robin Millar to become a director of a precursor version the MPG. This experience encouraged Tim to become more hands on and eventually led to Tim becoming active at The Recording Academy and many other non-profit organizations. Tim is proud to played an active role in The Recording Academy. He has been a board member in Texas since 2012 and has served two terms as a National Trustee. He has also been so-chair of the Producer and engineers wing and been a team leader for many advocacy efforts at the Texas Capitol.Tim also serves on the advisory board for the Austin non-profit ‘Black Fret’. Like the opera, symphony, ballet or theatre, Black Fret believes local music is art and deserving of support. In 4 years Black Fret has surpassed $1.5 million in grants and performance payments to Austin musicians. Tim believes strongly in giving back and encouraging future music creators, he has taken the time to Mentor budding engineers and has spoken in many schools and Universities about music production and the industry. Tim’s work as Recording Academy Trustee has led to many opportunities to speak to Legislators and representatives. Tim has taken meetings and made lawmakers aware of the importance of acts like ‘The Music Modernization act’ and ‘The Cares act’ to support all music makers, he was recognized in the Texas senate for his work in advocacy. Ironically in 1994 when ‘The Allmusic guide’ went online they described Tim in this way. Producer/mixer Tim Palmer is one of alternative rock’s unsung heroes. During the recent Covid Pandemic, Tim worked with Wayne Hussey from The Mission and created ‘Tower of Strength 2020’ to raise money for the NHS and Musicares. They secured performances from Gary Numan, Martin Gore, Billy Duffy, Andy Rourke, Midge Ure, Miles Hunt and many others. Tim also secured items for auction from Robert Plant, Willy Nelson, Hans Zimmer, Tony Iommi and set up Zoom Chats for aspiring producers to meet the likes of Tony Visconti, Steve Lillywhite, Manny Marroquin, Larry Klein and Jimmy Douglas.

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Here are the amazing nominees for the MPG Awards 2022 Self-Producing Artist of the Year, sponsored by @shure - @lau_ra_lau_ra @The_Anchoress Dean Richardson Good luck to everyone! The winner will be announced on 9 June 🏆🏆🏆

About 4 days ago from Music Producers Guild's Twitter