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We need your help to kickstart the change we all want when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion in the music industry.
It would be fantastic if you could spare just a few minutes to complete UK Music’s Workforce Diversity Survey 2020.Click here for survey
Regardless of your background, we need as many people as possible who work in the UK music industry to complete this survey so we can better understand the make-up of the UK music business.
The survey results will form a large part of our Diversity Report, which will be published later this year, and help highlight the steps the industry has taken to improve diversity, as well as where work still needs to be done.
All responses are anonymous, confidential and managed in accordance with GDPR legislation. Responses will only be used in an aggregated form (not individually).
June has been a busy month for many MPG members as many recording studios have reopened for their first sessions. The MPG has been working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Musicians Union, AIM, the BPI, Public Health England and the HSE to develop government-endorsed guidance on working safely in music production environments to increase client confidence in our sector. The new guidance is available here: A quarantine exemption for film crew has been announced. This is good news as it paves the way for film productions to resume, which will increase demand for film scores.
On Wednesday, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced various support measures. Although the whole statement was focused heavily on the construction and hospitality industries, there were a couple of tiny nuggets which may help some of our members. Especially those running studios, or were able to furlough themselves from their own companies.
On the 29th of July at 6pm, the MPG, Neighbouring Rights organisation IAFAR and PPL are to hold a Webinar to explain the whys and wherefores of registering and collecting performance royalties. We will email members with registration details nearer the time.