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28 February 2015

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Innovation In Music 2015

Innovation In Music 2015 will be hosted at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 7-9 June, chaired by MPG members Dr Rob Toulson and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer. The conference looks to represent innovations in all aspects of the music business, including…

23 February 2015

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AIR Music Technology – competition

MPG Benefactor AIR Music Technology is running a competition in conjunction with the MPG to win a collection of their products: Air Instrument Expansion Pack  £200 Xpand!2 £60 theRiser £59 £200 of Prime Loops Production Collections (Choice of two collections)…

17 February 2015

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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

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G-Technology event

February 16th was the date of the first of an interesting and potentially valuable series of events organised by MPG Awards headline sponsors, G-Technology, in partnership with the MPG. G-Technology is a cutting-edge company which manufactures hard drives, but the…

17 February 2015

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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…

13 February 2015

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MPG Awards event 2015 – the winners!

For the third time in seven years, producer Paul Epworth carried off the top gong at the Music Producers Guild Awards, which took place on February 12th at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. Epworth, who has recorded numerous…

18 December 2014

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

November 11 – San Francisco – “Quality Sound Matters” panel at SF MusicTech Summit At the always interesting SF MusicTech Summit, held at San Francisco’s Kabuki Hotel, The Recording Academy® San Francisco Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® supported…

11 December 2014

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MPG Christmas party & prizes

Suffice it to say that this year’s MPG Christmas party was a huge success, with well over 80 guests attending from all sections of the UK music industry. If anyone has any cameraphone snaps, please send them to backroom@mpg.org.uk and…

2 December 2014

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The Music Producers Guild Honours Dave Stewart

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘the musician’s musician’ and by Bob Dylan as ‘a fearless innovator, a visionary of high order’, Dave Stewart will receive the MPG’s Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award 2015. Multimedia entrepreneur Dave Stewart has…

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…