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4 April 2022

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UK Music Creators Survey

UK Music Calls On Creators To Contribute To Survey To Help Understand State of The Music Industry in 2021 UK Music today launched a survey for creators that it hopes will give them a better understanding of the economic landscape of…

28 March 2022

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The Music Producers Guild is excited to reveal the shortlist for its 2022 Awards, which will take place on 9th June 2022. Today, the MPG revealed the shortlist for the 2022 MPG awards. In their 14th year, the awards celebrate…

24 February 2022

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Covid-19 Restrictions Ending

Covid-19 Restrictions Ending Yesterday the prime minister announced the end of almost all Covid restrictions. This means that : From 24 February: People who test positive for Covid will no longer be legally required to self-isolate But they will still…

23 February 2022

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International Women’s Day 2022

  As we get closer to International Women’s day we would like to remind our women members that they should not be expected to work for free on IWD events. We fully support events that highlight the work of some of our minority members, including…

12 February 2022

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February 2022 Newsletter

MPG Awards Thanks to everyone who put forward nominations for this year’s MPG Awards. This year we saw 328 unique submissions. Our team is validating these submissions to confirm their eligibility and go through to the next stage. Full Member voting will occur…

9 December 2021

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December 2021 Covid Update

Yesterday, 8th December the Prime Minister announced that we will now be moving to ‘Plan B’ and introduced further restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID, and the Omnicron variant. We are in touch with the DCMS and will be…

12 November 2021


November 2021 Newsletter

Christmas Party Invites have gone out for our Christmas Party, held at the BFI Riverside on the 6th December. Please do RSVP through the website to get your name on the guestlist – This event is open to Full, Associate…

22 October 2021

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October 2021 Newsletter

Atmos Events We’ve had a busy summer, and it’s been wonderful to see so many of you in person at our Dolby Atmos events that we have run in partnership with some of our MPG Member Studios, Dolby and AVID. We…

28 July 2021

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July 2021 Newsletter

SEISS Payment 5 You can now apply for the 5th SEISS payment if you qualify, and your business is still affected by COVID-19. The calculation is different this time around so please make sure you read the guidance The guidance…

19 June 2021


June 2021 Newsletter

MPG Awards2021 Due to Covid restrictions, the MPG Awards have been run entirely remotely this year, with a series of staggered announcements beginning with the PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music being awarded to Dr Susan Rogers. You…

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


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


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…