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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…

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…