General News

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…