Music Industry

15 June 2019


PRS Foundation Writer Producer Fund

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular musicgenres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs…

5 June 2019


Statement on the collapse of Pledge Music

Industry launches survey to assess impact of PledgeMusic collapse on UK artists   As organisations who want to see the music industry thrive, we are deeply disappointed that PledgeMusic has announced its bankruptcy leaving artists and fans out of pocket…

28 February 2019


Michael Dugher pays tribute to veteran engineer, Geoff Emerick

CEO of UK Music, Michael Daughter, today pays tribute to veteran recording engineer and MPG Award winner, Geoff Emerick, in advance of tonight’s annual MPG Awards event at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Read the full story here:

14 December 2018


Strongroom Studios Needs Your Help!

URGENT: Despite all the objections and the technical assessments, Hackney council have STILL recommended that the planning committee grant consent to the application.  You need to act now! Strongroom Studiosin East London is in need of your help, threatened by a…

5 September 2018


The Music Producers Guild Supports #LoveMusic Campaign

This week is crunch time for Music and our livelihoods. 12th September will see a crucial vote on the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to update current legislation and address the balance between billion-pound content platforms, and the meagre profit passed…

30 August 2018


Credit Where Credit Is Due – latest on Credits

As part of the Music Producers Guild’s campaign: Credit Where Credit Is Due, we bring you all the latest news on developments in software and on-line activity designed to make sure that your work in music production is fully acknowledged….

8 August 2018


Fun With Metadata

(later revisions here: Remember our discovery of the RIN-M plug-in? – It fitted perfectly with our ‘Credit Where Credit Is Due’ campaign because it enables you to create a simple data file during recording or mixing in which to…

2 January 2018


John Dent R.I.P

John Dent of LOUD Mastering sadly passed away on 29th December 2017. He was one of the top mastering engineers of his generation and the worthy recipient of the 2014 MPG Mastering Engineer Of The Year Award. John’s funeral, followed…

8 November 2017


RIN-M: the plug-in we’ve all been waiting for

Finally, it looks like someone has been paying attention. The MPG’s ‘Credit Where Credit Is Due’ campaign has been lobbying for better logging of production credits in downloadable digital music files for several years now, and a forward-thinking software company…

2 November 2017


The A&R Awards 2017

We just can’t keep our hands off the industry’s top awards. Following quickly after the domination of the Mercury Prize by MPG members, lo and behold: we’re all over the Abbey Road-sponsored A&R Awards too – organised by Tim Ingham’s…

24 October 2017


Love Music, Hate Racism

The Music Producers Guild proudly supports the Love Music, Hate Racism campaign and encourages all members to visit the LMHR website and show their support by signing up. By doing this, MPG members will be part of reigniting a national movement against…

2 October 2017


PRS Foundation Writer Producer Fund

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. The Writer Producer Fund is delivered by PRS Foundation in…

6 September 2017


Planning Hearing to Determine AIR Studios’ Future – Show Your Support

There will be a public hearing to discuss the implications of the planning application for AIR Studios and we encourage all those affected by this decision to take part. Dates: 26th & 27th September 2017 Start time: 10am Venue: Council Offices,…

18 May 2017


MCPS announces long term administration deal with PRS

The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS), the UK collection society that licenses mechanical copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members, has announced a long term administration deal with PRS. On 1st April 2016 MCPS published…

16 January 2017


Bill Price R.I.P.

I was very sad to read the news today of the death of UK recording engineer, Bill Price. I met him only a few times, but was always impressed. He was a legend, known to many in the UK, having…

11 January 2017


UK Music press release – Diversity

UK Music  have released the following press release about diversity in the UK music industry: Workforce diversity in the British music industry 09/01/2017 London, UK: UK Music, today, publishes the results of the first pan-industry workforce diversity survey of the…

22 September 2016


FanFair Alliance Campaign

FanFair Alliance and MMF have launched a guide for managers to help combat online ticket touting. Adam Tudhope, manager of Mumford & Sons: “Unregulated ticket resale websites are out of control. While we wait for Government to act, it is essential that…

12 September 2016


Women In Music Week 2016

Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, the third annual Women in Music event will take place on Friday 11th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. This event has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2014, with UK…

18 July 2016


The MPG supports the International Artist Organisation (IAO) re ‘Safe Harbours’

The official MPG press release: UK Music Producers Back Artists’ Warnings of Dangers in Safe Harbours The Music Producers Guild is adding its weight to the IAO’s campaign to safeguard stakeholder rights in today’s digital world. London, UK: The Music…

11 May 2016


AIM is now taking entries for 2016 AIM Awards

Entry forms are online at – and AIM is taking entries until 24th May. Categories open for entry include: Best Small label Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album Special Catalogue Release of the Year Hardest Working Band or Artist Golden Welly…