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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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 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…

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…

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…

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…