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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…

23 April 2020

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update (23/04/20)

MPG Survey First of all we’d like to thank everyone who has filled out and shared our survey – if you haven’t yet, it’s only 5 questions and takes less than a minute to fill in. the data we gather…

15 April 2020

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April 2020 Newsletter

It’s been quite the month to say the least. We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these uncertain times. We have been providing frequent updates on the changing situation as well as signposting to the various industry…

8 April 2020

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Coronavirus: AIM launch new support fund

AIM has launched a support fund aimed at contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry whose source of income has been severed without warning due to lost work in April and May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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…

26 March 2020

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MPG Welcome Chancellors measures on self-employed, but more help needed for studios & directors

  The Music Producers Guild today welcomed the new package of support for the self-employed announced by the chancellor Rishi Sunak. “We are pleased that the chancellor listened to our calls for urgent support for our self-employed members. We welcome…

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…