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2 April 2020

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Advice for Recording Studios and Production Rooms

We’ve become aware of a number of different scenarios that apply to producers, engineers and mixers who either run their own commercial recording studio or are based in a rented production room. As well as the following suggestions The MPG…

1 April 2020

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MPG Key asks to support those not covered by the new self-employment support.

Following tireless lobbying from the MPG and wider Music and self-employed communities, the government last week announced new measures  to help support the self-employed. These measures are very welcome, but many of our members don’t meet the qualifying criteria or…

26 March 2020

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Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

This evening the Chancellor finally announced the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme.  This is the support package the Government is going to offer to those who are already self-employed. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-… Key Points:  It will cover 80% of your average…

25 March 2020

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Coronavirus Emergency Hardship Funds

A number of funds are being launched to help those suffering financial hardship due to the Covid-19 crisis. Here are a couple of which a lot of our members will be eligible for. Help Musician Coronavirus Hardship Fund £500 one-off…

24 March 2020

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update (24/03/20)

On Monday evening, the Prime Minister announced that we MUST now stay in our homes as we’re ‘facing a national emergency’. We all need to ‘join the national effort’ to protect the NHS, so it can cope with the crisis…

21 March 2020

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Update (22/03/20)

  It’s been quite a week.   The MPG Board has spent most of this week pressuring the government to do more to support our industry, and also talking to other trade-bodies to see what more can be done, at…

13 March 2020

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

Loss of Earnings Survey We are currently running a short survey to assess the current impact the virus is having on music producers, engineers, mixers and mastering engineers. Please share will everyone you know involved in music production.. The survey…

5 March 2020

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March 2020 Newsletter

MPG Awards On Thursday 27th the annual MPG Awards took place with big names from across the music industry coming together to celebrate the best musical talent of 2020. A huge thank you to everyone involved and congratulations to all…

29 February 2020

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The Music Producers Guild Announces its 2020 Awards Winners

A host of music industry VIPs and celebrities filled London’s Grosvenor House on Thursday for the 2020 Music Producers Guild Awards – an annual event that recognises the creativity, skill and talents of all music recording professionals. The top accolade…

22 January 2020

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January 2020 Newsletter

MPG Awards Tickets Are On Sale The 12th annual MPG Awards 2020 takes place on the 27th February at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. If you wish to attend our fantastic annual awards ceremony you can buy tickets here, with…

House of Commons Music Industry Debate

  CULTURE MINISTER “NOT RULING OUT” MORE HELP FOR SELF-EMPLOYED   MPs, UK Music Members and MPG Executive Director after the Westminster Hall debate  MPG Executive Director, Olga FitzRoy, together with UK Music members, yesterday attended a Westminster Hall debate…

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…