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19 November 2019

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In Memoriam: Ed Cherney

Ed Cherney, such a sad loss . . . “We first met in Los Angeles around an AES Convention in 1996. Like many of our friends and colleagues, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Ed Cherney has…

11 November 2019

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Shortlist announced for the MPG Awards 2020!

The Music Producers Guild is excited to announce the shortlist for its 2020 Awards, which will take place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 27th February. With names such as Stormzy, IDLES, Marta Salogni and Nigel Godrich all featuring…

18 October 2019

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MPG Newsletter October 2019

Thank you for reading our first monthly newsletter! We want to start sharing with you, our members, what we get up to each month and keep you informed on what’s happening. September was a busy month for the MPG. Pivotal…

10 October 2019

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BBC Introducing

The MPG are hosting a panel at BBC Introducing Live, entitled ‘The Making of Great Records’, chaired by MPG Executive Director, Rhiannon Mair, panellists TBC. Nowadays it’s easy to craft a decent demo in the comfort of your own home…

#SelfieLeave at Party Conferences

MPG Executive Director, Olga FitzRoy, spoke at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservatives party conferences as part of UK Music’s series of fringe events supporting the #Selfieleave campaign for shared parental leave for the self-employed. A number of well-known artists…

29 September 2019

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Music Producers Guild reveal ‘Working On Spec’ report at Pivotal Music Conference

  During their ‘Should You Ever Work For Free’ panel at Pivotal Music Conference today (27th September), the MPG discussed a new piece of research showing that many recording professionals are not being paid for their work.   88% of…

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…