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18 August 2019

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Pivotal 2019 – MPG House Full Programme announced!

The MPG is delighted to present a full programme of panels at this year’s Pivotal Music Conference 2019! Taking place on the 27th September 2019, Pivotal Music Conference will return for a second year to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham…

28 July 2019

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Will Mason Wins The 2019 MPG LIPA Prize

The MPG is delighted to announce that LIPA graduate Will Mason has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Music Producers Guild Prize, which brings with it a host of benefits including work experience with award-winning professionals, studio equipment…

18 July 2019

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#Selfieleave One Step Closer

On Tuesday this week, Shadow Culture Minister, Kevin Brennan MP asked the Business Secretary, Greg Clark MP about shared parental leave for freelancers, following a briefing from the MPG. The answer committed the government to resolving this in the coming…

17 July 2019

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CWCID Update – Video now live

Proper credits information on commercial releases are vital to building and maintaining the reputation of recording professionals. Without credits how would anyone know about the vital work of the team behind the artist? Most streaming and download services currently lack…

25 June 2019

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#SelfieLeave update – MPG and UK Music step up the pressure

MPG and UK Music step up pressure on government to give shared parental leave to self-employed Music Producers Guild Executive Director Olga FitzRoy and UK Music chief Michael Dugher have called on the Government to include self-employed workers in the…

25 June 2019

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Producers and Engineers Wing of the Grammys: monthly update

  REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER NAMM NOW OPEN FREE WITH CODE FOR RECORDING ACADEMY MEMBERS Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn. July 18-20, 2019 With more than 14,000 registrants, 1,650+ brands and $5 billion+ in buying power, Summer NAMM is the perfect…

24 June 2019

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MPG House – Pivotal 2019

Taking place on the 27th September 2019, Pivotal Music Conference will return for a second year to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham after it’s debut year in 2018. It’s first year saw 250 Delegates attend from all facets of the…

15 June 2019

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PRS Foundation Writer Producer Fund

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular musicgenres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs…

5 June 2019

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Statement on the collapse of Pledge Music

Industry launches survey to assess impact of PledgeMusic collapse on UK artists   As organisations who want to see the music industry thrive, we are deeply disappointed that PledgeMusic has announced its bankruptcy leaving artists and fans out of pocket…

5 June 2019

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

  EDUCATORS LUNCH APRIL 4 – ATLANTA Ten enthusiastic educators from various Atlanta area recording programs gathered to discuss P&E Wing Guidelines and Recommendations, along with overall best practices for recording, with an emphasis on getting widespread exposure for P&E…

25 April 2019

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UK Music Creators Survey 2019

Dear Member, We’re asking all our members to fill in the UK Music 2019 Creators survey to allow us to analyse trends and to document day-to-day conditions for creators in the music business. This research will give us and UK…

10 April 2019

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Statement on the situation in Brunei

The MPG fully support the position of Pride in Music, that all of our members and the wider music community should reconsider attending any events at, or travelling to those hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, following his unacceptable…

15 March 2019

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

Education in best practices continues to be high on the importance list for the P&E Wing, with our flagship written Guidelines & Recommendations serving as helpful and practical tools for music creators. Please help us spread the word to recording studios…

3 March 2019

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World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year the theme is ‘Check Your Hearing’, to draw…

1 March 2019

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Olga FitzRoy’s speech at the MPG Awards 2019

For those of you who weren’t able to attend, we publish here the full text of the speech given by Olga FitzRoy at the MPG Awards event, held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 28th, 2019. .She says it…

1 March 2019

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The Success Of MPG Social Media / MPG Awards

Following the success of another glittering MPG Awards event last night, we can proudly reveal that the hashtag #MPGAwards was trending at no.1 in London. Well done to MPG Social Media manager, Dave Miles, ably assisted at the awards event…

1 March 2019

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The Music Producers Guild Announces its 2019 Awards Winners

A host of music industry VIPs and celebrities filled London’s Grosvenor House last night for the 2019 Music Producers Guild Awards – an annual event that recognises the creativity, skill and talents of music recording professionals. The top accolade of…

28 February 2019

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Michael Dugher pays tribute to veteran engineer, Geoff Emerick

CEO of UK Music, Michael Daughter, today pays tribute to veteran recording engineer and MPG Award winner, Geoff Emerick, in advance of tonight’s annual MPG Awards event at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Read the full story here: ukmusic.org/news/uk-musichttps://www.ukmusic.org/news/uk-music-ceo-michael-dugher-pays-tribute-to-geoff-emerick

26 February 2019

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Skepta To Receive Music Producers Guild 2019 Inspiration Award

The directors of the Music Producers Guild Awards are delighted to announce that recording artist, writer, producer, Mercury Prize winner and BRIT Award nominee, Skepta will be the recipient of the 2019 Inspiration Award. This prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a…

14 December 2018

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Strongroom Studios Needs Your Help!

URGENT: Despite all the objections and the technical assessments, Hackney council have STILL recommended that the planning committee grant consent to the application.  You need to act now! Strongroom Studiosin East London is in need of your help, threatened by a…