31 January 2024

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Industry transparency code on music streaming announced

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2024 The MPG as part of The Council Of Music Makers welcomes the Transparency Code that has been agreed by the UK music industry today. Although the …read the full article

15 January 2024

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A message from music-makers to employees at the major music companies  

As a new year gets underway, we have been reading with interest the upbeat new year messages written by the bosses of some of the major music companies, and the …read the full article

14 December 2023

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End of Year round up on the Economics of Music Streaming

THE STORY SO FAR In July 2021, the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee in the UK Parliament published a major report on the economics of music streaming following …read the full article

25 August 2023

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An Open Letter To Apple Music

Dear Apple Music,   It’s time you gave full credit where credit is due.    Since 2014, the Music Producer’s Guild (MPG) has campaigned hard to obtain accurate credits for everyone …read the full article

The Economics of Music Streaming – The Metadata Code & Remuneration working group announced

As part of the Council of Music Makers (CMM) the MPG welcomes the announcement of the metadata code and the confirmation that a remuneration working group will look into music-maker …read the full article

22 July 2022

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The Future of Music Streaming: Survey for Creators.

As part of the Economics of Streaming inquiry The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), part of the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), is researching the …read the full article

6 July 2022

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Misogyny in Music Survey

The Women and Equalities Select Committee (a group of cross-party MP’s who specialise in these issues) are running an enquiry on Misogyny in Music, and have called for evidence from …read the full article

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 …read the full article

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 …read the full article

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 …read the full article

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 …read the full article

#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 …read the full article

29 September 2019


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 …read the full article

18 July 2019


#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 …read the full article

17 July 2019


CWCID Update – Video now live

Proper credits information on commercial releases are vital to building and maintaining the reputation of recording professionals. Without credits how would anyone know about the vital work of the team …read the full article

25 June 2019

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#SelfieLeave update – MPG and UK Music step up the pressure

MPG and UK Music step up pressure on government to give shared parental leave to self-employed Music Producers Guild Executive Director Olga FitzRoy and UK Music chief Michael Dugher have …read the full article