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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…

10 April 2019

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Statement on the situation in Brunei

The MPG fully support the position of Pride in Music, that all of our members and the wider music community should reconsider attending any events at, or travelling to those hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, following his unacceptable…

8 February 2018

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Shared Parental Pay To The Self-employed: Further Developments

The MPG welcomes the announcement by Tracy Brabin MP, to table a 10-minute Rule Bill motion to extend Shared Parental Pay to the self-employed. The Bill, known as the “Shared Parental Leave Extension” bill, would extend the right to shared…

22 November 2017

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Air Studios wins two-year legal battle

Air Studios has won a two-year legal battle to stop a neighbour building a subterranean swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and mini-cinema. It was feared noise and vibrations from lengthy construction work would force the studio to close, unable to continue its…

12 June 2017

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MPG Election Results 2017

The election, held at the annual MPG Annual General Meeting on June 2nd, resulted in the re-elction of the five existing executive directors, by a unanimous vote of the 18 Full Members in attendance, plus two proxy votes. The vote…

17 May 2017

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The MPG Welcomes The Labour Party’s Policy For Shared Parental Pay

The Music Producers Guild welcomes the Labour Party’s inclusion of Shared Parental Pay for the self-employed in its 2017 Manifesto: “We would also extend the rights of employees to all workers, including shared parental pay, making a substantial and immediate…

2 May 2017

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The MPG supports The Campaign For Parental Pay Equality

The Music Producers Guild is supporting the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality, advocating for the rights of self-employed parents. Most of our members are self-employed, as are many of our clients, and they have been completely overlooked in recent legislation….

8 February 2017

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Prism Sound Joins The MPG Benefactors Scheme!

We’re so pleased to announce that Prism Sound, our headline sponsors of the MPG Awards 2017, have now joined the MPG Benefactor scheme. A few words from our headline sponsor: “Prism Sound is proud of this relationship and would like to…

7 September 2016

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MPG Announces New Partnership With Music Gateway

We’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Music Gateway, a developing platform enabling connections, collaboration and licensing work for the creative industries through their on-line portal. Music Gateway have already established worldwide connections with record labels, music publishers, artist…

31 July 2016

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Sivert Hagtvet Is Honoured with the 2016 MPG LIPA Prize

Sivert Hagtvet has become the 2016 recipient of the Music Producers Guild Prize, which rewards the most promising student to graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Sound Technology degree programme. Launched in 2010, the MPG Prize delivers…

21 July 2016

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Gus Dudgeon commemoration – 21st July 2016

Gus Dudgeon commemoration 21st July 2016 The first time Gus’s grave has been commemorated since he died. Phil Wainman was the original father of the MPG and joined by Gus after a few months. We laid flowers and I made…

12 July 2016

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GUS DUDGEON FOUNDATION & JAMES SUMMER COURSE 2016

GUS DUDGEON FOUNDATION & JAMES SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES are once again running a Summer Course throughout the week 11-15 July, this year at Leeds Beckett University. The fifth Summer Course…

29 June 2016

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AIR Studios battles to survive

The planning battle being fought by Air Studios to stop disruption to their business is still dragging on. The neighbours are continually changing the application and this regrettably requires new objections to be registered with the planning authority. If you’ve…