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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.

8 June 2014

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MPG Adventures in Scotland

The Music Producers Guild was represented last week at the annual goNORTH conference and festival in Inverness. This unique event welcomes more than 100 leading industry players from the fields of music, screen, broadcast and gaming to its daytime panels…

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…

23 May 2014

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MPG Award-winning producer, Tony Visconti, to play Bowie live

Tony Visconti and Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, both of David Bowie’s iconic, Ziggy Stardust-era backing band The Spiders From Mars, are to play Bowie’s 1970 LP, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, live and in full at a show in London…

15 May 2014

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The Church Studio, re-opened by new owner, Paul Epworth

One of the most celebrated UK Record Producers of his generation, Paul Epworth relaunches The Church Studios in Crouch End, North London. Rarely in the modern era is the music industry gifted with such an exciting new London recording studio, but with Paul now…

14 May 2014

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Mandy Parnell goes green

Award-wining mastering engineer, Mandy Parnell, is using solar energy to power her London facility. Black Saloon Studios in East London is flying the flag for environmental awareness by using solar power to fulfil all of its electricity needs. MPG Award-winning…

14 May 2014

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ISRC in Broadcast WAV now has a dedicated online presence

The Music Producers Guild has created a dedicated online resource to help generate awareness about the Broadcast WAV file format. Information about ISRC and Broadcast WAV is now centrally located and accessible here. The MPG has been heavily involved in promoting…

12 May 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…