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15 January 2021

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January Newsletter – update

More information has come to light around the Government grants available and an update to the Government Guidance for studios.   Guidance In the wake of the National Lockdown announced of the 5th January the guidance developed by the MPG in collaboration with Public Health…

9 January 2021

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January 2021 Newsletter

  Work Travel Letter Since the national lockdown restrictions came into force, we have been contacted by a number of members who have been questioned by police either on their way to work or at their place of work, about their reasons…

4 January 2021

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National Lockdown

This evening the Prime Minister announced a National Lockdown for England to come into force from 12pm on Tuesday 5th January – rules for England are available here . In Scotland, the first minister announced a similar lockdown, with rules available here. Wales…

23 December 2020

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Latest Guidance for working in Tier 4

Following the announcement regarding the new Tier 4, the MPG have issued new government-approved guidance available here. The MPG would like to reassure members that work in covid-secure workplaces may continue. The legal basis for this is available here and…

11 December 2020

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The Music Producers Guild reveals 2021 Awards Shortlist

The Music Producers Guild is excited to reveal the shortlist for its 2021 Awards, which will take place on 10th June 2021. Women are once again strongly represented, for the first time a woman is featured in all but one…

November Newsletter 2: We have more news for you…

MPG Awards Voting Voting for the MPG Awards shortlists opens on  Monday 23rd November. Only Full Members and two nominated engineers per studio membership are eligible to vote. You must be a member of the MPG by 22nd of November…

4 November 2020

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November 2020 Newsletter

We’re gonna Lockdown 2 Electric Avenue On 31st October, the Prime Minister announced that England would be going into a second lockdown on Thursday 5th November. The Government hope this will only last for four weeks, until the 2nd December….

4 November 2020

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 MPG’s Extraordinary General Meeting 2020

MPG’s Extraordinary General Meeting is where you will get a chance to elect a new board of directors and shape the future of the MPG. For the first time, our new Studio Members will also be able to send a…

6 October 2020

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Winter Economy Plan Explainer

On the 24th September 2020, the Chancellor announced a series of support measures as we hit the next phase of the pandemic. Here is a quick guide to on what’s available to members. VAT deferral For members who opted to…

3 September 2020

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MPG launches Studio Membership

  The Music Producers Guild has announced a new corporate membership for recording and rehearsal studios.   The move comes following a period of close collaboration between the MPG and a number of recording studios, working on issues such as access…

19 August 2020

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August 2020 Newsletter

SEISS Part II From the 17th August, applications for the government’s self-employed support package (SEISS) have opened. This grant is for self-employed folk who have been adversely affected by CV-19 after the 14th July 2020. There have been some minor…

31 July 2020

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Arts Council England Funding

Throughout this crisis, the MPG, along with UK Music have been working relentlessly to persuade the Government to throw a financial lifeline to our industry. Our campaign work for extra support for studios has been covered here and here, it has…

MPG asks ministers to support studios

Last week MPG representatives spoke at a roundtable with the Creative Industries minister, Caroline Dinenage. In a follow-up letter they called for the minister to ensure that some of the 1.57billion cultural package announced earlier this month is made available…

17 July 2020

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MPG & ICMP launch new Music Production Scholarship

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 5pm 28th AUGUST   Leading London music school, ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance), alongside music industry partner The Music Producers Guild (MPG), is delighted to offer an outstanding opportunity for a talented student to develop…

14 July 2020

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July 2020 Newsletter

Play your part in the vital changes needed to improve diversity in the music industry We need your help to kickstart the change we all want when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion in the music industry. It would…

9 July 2020

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Government endorse industry-led guidance for music production

MUSIC PRODUCTION GUIDANCE PUBLISHED TO ENABLE PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTION TO RESTART WITH CONFIDENCE AND CLARITY   *** UPDATED Version 6.0 5th October 2020***   Music organisations AIM (Association of Independent Music), BPI (British Phonographic Industry), MPG (Music Producers Guild) and…

9 June 2020

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June 2020 Newsletter

Rupert Hine, MPG founder dies Rupert Hine, consummate producer, musician, composer, technologist, environmentalist and MPG founder has died after a long illness. The MPG board are deeply saddened to hear of Rupert’s passing. Rupert was instrumental in the establishment of…

9 June 2020

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Rupert Hine, MPG founder dies

Rupert Hine, consummate producer, musician, composer, technologist, environmentalist and MPG founder has died after a long illness. The MPG board are deeply saddened to hear of Rupert’s passing. Rupert was instrumental in the establishment of the British Record Producers’ Guild,…

18 May 2020

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Reopening guidelines for studios and production rooms

Last week the UK Government announced some changes to the lockdown restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus in England. Whilst we are likely still many months from a fully re-opened music economy, now is the time to review…

3 May 2020

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May 2020 Newsletter

David Stewart, Manager of British Grove Studios dies from Covid-19 The MPG are saddened to hear of the passing of David Stewart of British Grove studios from Covid-19. David and British Grove Studios were strong supporters of the MPG having…