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12 May 2014


Denis Blackham retires after 45 years of mastering

Denis Blackham of Skye Mastering has announced his retirement.Denis has worked in many of the UK’s top mastering houses over the last 45 years, before moving to the Isle of Skye where he was an early pioneer of online mastering….

12 May 2014


The MPG at goNORTH

Once again, the Music Producers Guild will be represented at Scotland’s goNORTH music conference in Inverness in June, 2014. Following the extremely positive reception for the MPG’s Producer Panel at goNORTH 2013, we have been invited to provide a similar…

10 May 2014


Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

April 5 – Atlanta – GRAMMY futureNOW The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in conjunction with the Producers & Engineers Wing®, hosted GRAMMY futureNOW at the W Atlanta Buckhead, featuring music industry leaders who provided information on both the business and…

7 May 2014


The Studio Apprenticeship Scheme

JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) invited employers and potential apprentices to a Q&A evening to answer all questions about taking on apprentices in recording studios. Mark Rose, MPG Vice Chairman and Apprentice Project manager, Phil Harding, Chairman (JAMES) alongside…

1 May 2014


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…

10 April 2014


MPG Mastering Group – the ISRC/BWAV event

The Mastering Group of the MPG, led by mastering engineer, Barry Grint of Alchemy Mastering, presented a well-attended event at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden on 9th April 2014 whose purpose was to address the subject of the inclusion of…

8 April 2014


The MPG elects Executive Directors at the 2014 AGM

There was a great turnout last night for the MPG’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. The evening allows members of the Guild an insight into the activities of the various Working Groups…

5 April 2014


Producers and Engineers Wing Monthly Update

March 5 – Los Angeles – Up Close & Personal with Evan Bogart & Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou The Recording Academy® Los Angeles Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® hosted an evening with producer/songwriters Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Demi Lovato) and Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou (Celine Dion,…

2 April 2014


Stefan Kudelski, Polish Inventor of Recorder That Changed Hollywood, Dies at 83

Stefan Kudelski, the inventor of the first professional-quality portable tape recorder, which revolutionized Hollywood moviemaking and vastly expanded the reach of documentarians, independent filmmakers and eavesdroppers on both sides in the cold war, died on Saturday in Switzerland. He was 83….

6 March 2014


Performer and manager groups call for bigger cut of streaming money to go to artists

Another alliance of music business trade bodies was announced yesterday as the performer and manager communities joined together to speak out on the royalties artists receive in the digital domain, and specifically the cut of streaming revenue paid to talent…

27 February 2014


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…

24 January 2014


Latest News on the 2014 MPG Awards

 This page will be updated regularly on the run-up to the 2014 Music Producers Guild Awards. Bookmark it in your web browser and check back from time to time in oder to keep abreast of the latest news. Feb 14 Big…

24 January 2014


Trevor Horn’s Band to Perform Live at MPG Awards 2014!

Renowned producer, musician and songwriter Trevor Horn has revealed his plans to perform live at next month’s Music Producers Guild Awards in London – and that he will be joined on stage by some ‘special guests’. Horn, who is attending the event to receive the Outstanding…

14 January 2014


Steve Levine goes live with Liverpool studio

The creative community taking shape in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle has snared its first major music production name with Steve Levine relocating his own personal studio facility to the area from its former location in London. Part of the long-term regeneration…

11 January 2014


The Music Producers Guild gives Special Recognition to Sean Davies

The Music Producers Guild is delighted to announce that Sean Davies, an internationally acclaimed studio designer, technical engineer and authority on disc cutting lathes, will be presented with a Special Recognition Award at the MPG Awards 2014, which take place in London next month. Renowned…

7 January 2014


Trevor Horn wins MPG Outstanding Contribution award 2014

The Music Producers Guild is delighted to have named renowned producer, musician and songwriter Trevor Horn as the recipient of its Outstanding Contribution award for 2014. Horn will be presented with the PPL sponsored award at the MPG’s 2014 Awards ceremony on February 13…

7 November 2013


Success For The 1st MPG East Midlands Speakeasy Event

Organised by recording, mixing and mastering engineer, and MPG Full Member, JP Braddock, the first East Midlands Speakeasy event, held at The Broadway in Nottingham, thoroughly demonstrated the clear potential popularity of such events outside of London, and validated recent efforts by MPG admin to…

27 October 2013



The MPG team (Mick Glossop, Stevan Krakovic, Tony Platt and Bruno Elingham) attended WOMEX, the international expo of world music, over three days in Cardiff last week. Although unable to present an individual MPG stand, due to cost limitations, we…

12 October 2013


The Music Producers Guild Gets BPI and AIM Backing For Its Broadcast WAV Initiative

Just months after officially launching its ‘ISRC in Broadcast WAV’ initiative, the Music Producers Guild has received the support of the BPI and AIM, two trade bodies representing the music industry. Both have agreed to adopt Broadcast WAV as standard. “We are really delighted to have the…

19 September 2013


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…