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6 May 2021

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PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music

Ahead of the full MPG Awards winners’ announcements which begin on 10 June we are delighted to be able to announce that Professor, sound engineer and record producer Susan Rogers is the first female recipient of the PPL – Phonographic…

6 May 2021

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May 2021 Newsletter

MPG Awards Update The Judging for the 2021 MPG Awards took place for the first time remotely last week. A diverse panel of judges from different parts of the industry were invited to take part and the event was brilliantly chaired by producer Charlie…

7 April 2021

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April 2021 Newsletter

Directors Reports If you want to know what the directors of the MPG have been up to on your behalf, please check out the new Directors Reports section on the website. If you have any feedback or would like to volunteer and get more involved with any of…

26 March 2021

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Workplace Covid testing

As some of you are aware we have been in discussions with DCMS about asymptomatic covid-tests in the workplace. Workplace testing for those that cannot work from home is now being made available for workplaces in England with over 50 employees, however, it is still allowing companies with less than 50…

13 March 2021

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February 2021 Newsletter

Roadmap On 15th Feb, the Prime Minister announced a roadmap to reopening the economy, including the return of indoor and outdoor live events. While studios have been able to continue to operate for professional music production under the guidance developed…

15 February 2021

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Rupert Neve, Audio Industry Icon, Dies at 94

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Rupert Neve over the weekend, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rupert received the MPG Inspiration award in 2017, and the whole audio community owes Rupert a…

10 February 2021

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Insta AMA with Tom Gray of #BrokenRecord campaign and Gomez

The MPG’s popular Ask Me Anything series of interviews on Instagram Live returns, with musician and activist Tom Gray, being interviewed by the MPG’s Adam Warne, an engineer and producer, and musician in the band, Kyros. Anyone can tune in…

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…