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10 November 2014

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The MPG pressures the music industry to deliver accurate credit information

Official MPG press release (by Sue Sillitoe): Producers such as Trevor Horn and Tony Visconti have lent their support to the MPG’s Credit Where Credit Is Due campaign by appearing in a video to promote the issue. London, UK: In the age of the smart phone – and…

7 November 2014

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Short lists published for the MPG Awards 2015!

After a two-month period of intense activity validating the nominations, uploading them to the website for voting by the Full Members of the MPG, and analysing the data, we are proud to publish the short lists for the Music Producers…

26 October 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

Sept. 9 – Philadelphia Chapter – P&E Wing: In the Studio The Recording Academy® Philadelphia Chapter invited members for an evening of networking and critical listening at Philly Sound Studios. After a tour of the facility led by Drew Ralson,…

8 October 2014

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Credit Where Credit Is Due – ‘The Movie’

As part of the continuing efforts by MPG to promote the importance of, and bemoan the lack of, credits in digital music files, a new promotional video has been created. Please pass on this link via Twitter, Facebook, etc. It’s…

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.

12 September 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

July 31 – August 2 – Tucson, Ariz. – PotLuck Audio Conference PotLuck Con ruled the roost for true pro audio geeks in August, holding court at the Hilton Conquistador in Tucson, Ariz. This unpretentious conference once again delivered diverse…

16 August 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

July 15 – Los Angeles – P&E Wing Mixer The Recording Academy® Los Angeles Chapter Producers & Engineers Wing® Committee held its second P&E Wing Mixer of the year in Studio City at the laid back musician-friendly Vitello’s restaurant. Designed…

11 August 2014

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James Mellor wins 2014 MPG Prize

The 2014 MPG Prize has gone to James Mellor – chosen by his tutors as the most promising student to graduate from LIPA’s Sound Technology degree programme this year. Launched in 2010, the MPG (Music Producers Guild) Prize gives winning…

8 August 2014

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Gus Dudgeon Foundation/JAMES Summer Course Success

The “very successful” Gus Dudgeon Foundation (GDF)/Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) postgraduate summer course concluded in style on 19 July, with the nine students, under the tutelage of Romesh Dodangoda (pictured), producing a track for up-and-coming Welsh rock group…

7 August 2014

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Success for the first Bristol MPG Speakeasy

The MPG’s first Speakeasy in the South West was hosted in Bristol on Monday 28th July. There was a good turnout of producers, engineers and studio owners hosted in the plush surroundings of Attix Bar on Park Street in the city…

1 August 2014

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MPG Awards 2015 tickets are now available!

 The MPG Awards event is due to take place once again at The Park Plaza Hotel in February 2015 and tickets are now available here. It’s a good idea to purchase tickets as soon as possible, not only because they will sell…

31 July 2014

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Q-Time 5 – at a new venue

Upwards of 70 people assembled at The Seven Dials Club in London’s Covent Garden on a sweltering evening in July to listen to, and debate with, a distinguished panel of enthusiastic and experienced industry pro’s, chaired as usual by BBC…

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…

10 July 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

June 5 – Hollywood, Calif. – On the Inside with Iron Mountain The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® hosted a select group of recording professionals for On The Inside with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services’…

25 June 2014

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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

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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…

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…

8 June 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

May 15 – Chicago – GRAMMY SoundTables: Behind the Glass with Steve Lillywhite The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter, in conjunction with the Producers & Engineers Wing and Shure, presented GRAMMY SoundTables: Behind the Glass with Steve Lillywhite at Shure headquarters in Niles, Ill….

8 June 2014

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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.