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Music Industry

18 February 2016

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The MPG Supports Martin Mills’ Demands For Change

The Music Producers Guild believes that Martin Mills, CEO of the Beggars Group, and winner of the MPG Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music in 2012, has raised several issues of great importance to the international music industry and…

16 December 2015

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The MPG supports AIR Studios

Following a recent article in the Ham&High newspaper, the MPG would like to reiterate its support for AIR Studios in its on-going fight to save its main orchestral recording studio, The Lyndhurst Hall, from closure. For those of you unaware…

5 November 2015

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The Auddly presentation at Tileyard

Upwards of 60 people attended this presentation by Auddly at the Tileyard Gallery on November 4th. The MPG was represented by executive directors; Andrew Hunt, Cameron Craig, Dan Cox and Mick Glossop and by MPG Campaign working group members; Stevan…

16 March 2015

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The Music Producers Guild Backs A Fairer Deal For Songwriters

The Music Producers Guild is backing a campaign to ensure that songwriters get a larger share of royalty income generated by digital music sales. Spearheaded by the British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and entitled The Day the…

19 September 2014

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UK Music report on the contribution music makes to UK PLC

Read this excellent report from UK Music which goes into great depth in analysing the involvement of music in bringing financial value to the UK economy. You might also find it interesting to read this article in The Guardian.

31 July 2014

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The Music Producers Guild supports The Fair Digital Deals Declaration

The music industry has a long history of unfairly exploiting the work of artists without whose creativity the industry would simply not exist. The Fair Digital Deals Declaration is a welcome initiative which seeks to address those injustices by promoting…

26 July 2014

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Bob Hine R.I.P.

  It is with sadness and respect the we announce the passing of Bob Hine, one of the founders of the original Music Producers Guild, known as The British Record Producer’s Guild. (read the full story) “Margaret Hine phoned me to-day…

20 June 2014

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YouTube and the independent labels

“With regards to the recent dispute between YouTube and independent labels and the unfavourable terms which Youtube seeks, without negotiation, to impose upon independent record labels, the Music Producers Guild is deeply concerned about Google’s apparent abuse of its monopoly…

23 May 2014

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The Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme

As reported on the BBC website, the British Phonographic Institute (BPI) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have come to an agreement with UK Internet Service Providers to send “educational” letters to those downloading music files illegally, but not in…

1 May 2014

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Producer Royalties

The Music Producers Guild has received some news from Universal Music regarding the late accounting and payment of producer royalties for the first period of 2014. We were contacted early on Monday, April 28th by David Sharpe (Universal Music) and…

27 February 2014

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Recognition of UK Music industry by the Office Of National Statistics

Our thanks go to Mark Rose for his determined efforts in researching and supplying data to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in order to bring about official acknowledgement of the music recording industry’s contribution to the UK economy. Producers, recording studios and studio…

19 September 2013

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Getting Your Creative Business Moving!

Forging a career for yourself in the arts can be a tricky business at the best of times, whether you’re hoping to gain secure employment, freelance work or get a business idea of your own off the ground. The Unsigned…