General News

17 February 2015


The British Library’s Directory of UK Sound Collections

You may have heard that in January of this year, the British Library launched a new programme titled Save our Sounds. Amongst the literary treasures held in the basements of the British Library sits an extraordinary collection of sounds. From recordings…

17 February 2015


R.I.P. Neil Hauser

Former Allen & Heath MD Neil Hauser died on February 13th aged 87, after a year-long battle with cancer.   He became the first MD of the famous UK mixing desk manufacturers, Allen & Heath, in 1969. In those early…

25 June 2014


Liverpool International Music Festival 2014

The Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returns this August with the theme, World Firsts By Collaboration, featuring over 200 acts from around the world. LIMF organisers have announced details of four collaborative events under the strapline LIMF Commissions. Music curator Yaw…

23 June 2014


Norman Sheffield R.I.P.

Norman Sheffield, the founder of Trident Studios and Queen’s first manager passed away yesterday. He was one of the real characters of the 60’s & 70’s music buisness. So many of us would not have had the opportunities we did…

8 June 2014


Jake Gosling gets a platinum disk!

Congratulations to MPG Full Member, and star producer, Jake Gosling! He’s just been presented with a shiny new platinum disk for his production work on the the album “This Life” by The Original Rude Boys.

23 May 2014


MPG Award-winning producer, Tony Visconti, to play Bowie live

Tony Visconti and Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, both of David Bowie’s iconic, Ziggy Stardust-era backing band The Spiders From Mars, are to play Bowie’s 1970 LP, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, live and in full at a show in London…

15 May 2014


The Church Studio, re-opened by new owner, Paul Epworth

One of the most celebrated UK Record Producers of his generation, Paul Epworth relaunches The Church Studios in Crouch End, North London. Rarely in the modern era is the music industry gifted with such an exciting new London recording studio, but with Paul now…

14 May 2014


Mandy Parnell goes green

Award-wining mastering engineer, Mandy Parnell, is using solar energy to power her London facility. Black Saloon Studios in East London is flying the flag for environmental awareness by using solar power to fulfil all of its electricity needs. MPG Award-winning…

12 May 2014


Denis Blackham retires after 45 years of mastering

Denis Blackham of Skye Mastering has announced his retirement.Denis has worked in many of the UK’s top mastering houses over the last 45 years, before moving to the Isle of Skye where he was an early pioneer of online mastering….

8 April 2014


The MPG elects Executive Directors at the 2014 AGM

There was a great turnout last night for the MPG’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. The evening allows members of the Guild an insight into the activities of the various Working Groups…

2 April 2014


Stefan Kudelski, Polish Inventor of Recorder That Changed Hollywood, Dies at 83

Stefan Kudelski, the inventor of the first professional-quality portable tape recorder, which revolutionized Hollywood moviemaking and vastly expanded the reach of documentarians, independent filmmakers and eavesdroppers on both sides in the cold war, died on Saturday in Switzerland. He was 83….