MPG Activity

28 July 2021

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July 2021 Newsletter

SEISS Payment 5 You can now apply for the 5th SEISS payment if you qualify, and your business is still affected by COVID-19. The calculation is different this time around so please make sure you read the guidance The guidance…

6 May 2021

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May 2021 Newsletter

MPG Awards Update The Judging for the 2021 MPG Awards took place for the first time remotely last week. A diverse panel of judges from different parts of the industry were invited to take part and the event was brilliantly chaired by producer Charlie…

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…

10 February 2021


Insta AMA with Tom Gray of #BrokenRecord campaign and Gomez

The MPG’s popular Ask Me Anything series of interviews on Instagram Live returns, with musician and activist Tom Gray, being interviewed by the MPG’s Adam Warne, an engineer and producer, and musician in the band, Kyros. Anyone can tune in…

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…

3 September 2020


MPG launches Studio Membership

  The Music Producers Guild has announced a new corporate membership for recording and rehearsal studios.   The move comes following a period of close collaboration between the MPG and a number of recording studios, working on issues such as access…

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…

House of Commons Music Industry Debate

  CULTURE MINISTER “NOT RULING OUT” MORE HELP FOR SELF-EMPLOYED   MPs, UK Music Members and MPG Executive Director after the Westminster Hall debate  MPG Executive Director, Olga FitzRoy, together with UK Music members, yesterday attended a Westminster Hall debate…

18 October 2019


MPG Newsletter October 2019

Thank you for reading our first monthly newsletter! We want to start sharing with you, our members, what we get up to each month and keep you informed on what’s happening. September was a busy month for the MPG. Pivotal…

24 June 2019


MPG House – Pivotal 2019

Taking place on the 27th September 2019, Pivotal Music Conference will return for a second year to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham after it’s debut year in 2018. It’s first year saw 250 Delegates attend from all facets of the…

16 February 2018


Music & TV stars Turn Out To Back New Law To Boost Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed

Stars from the world of music and film will join forces with politicians to fight for a new law to boost shared parental leave for the self-employed. They will gather outside Parliament to support Labour MP Tracy Brabin’s proposed legislation…

10 November 2017


Parental Pay Equality – an open letter to the Prime Minister

On Equal Pay Day, the day in the year that women stop earning relative to men, the MPG-backed Parental Pay Equality have published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling to extend the new Shared Parental Pay Benefit to the…

7 September 2017


Sound On Sound Joins The MPG Benefactor Scheme

We’re pleased to announce that Sound On Sound have joined the MPG Benefactor Scheme! MPG Full and Associate Members can receive an exclusive discount on a subscription to Sound On Sound. 12 issues of the Print + Digital subscription for ONLY £39.00 (full price…

14 August 2017



If we’re honest, we have to say that this comes as no surprise. But the annual Mercury Prize luminaries from right across the music business have just published their shortlist of potential winners and, frankly, it’s festooned with MPG Full…

9 August 2017


Parental Pay Equality Campaign Launches Online Petition

The MPG actively supports Olga Fitzroy’s campaign to secure equality for the terms of parental pay in the UK.   The official MPG press release:   Parental Pay Equality Campaign Launches Online Petition The campaign wants the Government to change…

31 July 2017


Loïc Gaillard Wins The 2017 MPG LIPA Prize

LIPA graduate Loïc Gaillard will receive a host of benefits, including financial support from PPL, after being named the recipient of the 2017 Music Producers Guild Prize. Launched in 2010, this prestigious prize rewards the most promising student to graduate…

26 July 2017


Sonarworks Joins The MPG Benefactor Scheme!

We’re pleased to announce that Sonarworks have joined the MPG Benefactor Scheme! MPG Full Members can now receive 15% discount on all Sonarworks software (including bundles with mics). “Most speakers do a decent job in a lab, but once you…

19 July 2017


Pop Audio Joins The MPG Benefactor Scheme!

We are pleased to announce that Pop Audio have joined the MPG Benefactor Scheme and are able to offer MPG Full Members 20% discount on their entire range of next generation, critically acclaimed Pop Filters. Designed by producers, engineers, and musicians;…