General News

24 March 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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…

7 April 2016


MPG Full Member Juan Luis Ayala Launches A Live Music TV Show Promoting New Music

MPG Full Member, Producer and Songwriter Juan Luis Ayala teamed up with his wife Singer Songwriter and TV presenter AYALA and his Film maker brother-in-law Finnian Moore to start a brand new live music TV show broadcasting on the SKY network….

16 March 2016


The Music Producers Guild pays tribute to Sir George Martin CBE

The executive board of the Music Producers Guild would like to express its sincere regret and sadness at the death of Sir George Martin, CBE, which was announced recently. In 2013, the Music Producers Guild presented Sir George with its…

11 January 2016


The MPG Pays Tribute To David Bowie R.I.P.

The executive board of the Music Producers Guild would like to express its sincere regret and sadness at the recent death from cancer of David Bowie, aged 69. MPG Executive Board Director Mick Glossop says: “Having previously acknowledged his unique…

10 April 2015


The British Tinnitus Association

The executive board of the MPG is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the British Tinnitus Association as its partner charity. The BTA strives to be the primary source of support and information for people…