The ever-popular Speakeasy social event will be held as usual at The Hospital Club on September 8th, from 7 pm.

Please note that this event is open to Full Members only.

The Hospital Club is a members’ club in central London for people in the creative industries and a great place to meet, work, collaborate, or just relax. The bar is comprehensively stocked and reasonably priced, and the food is excellent.

The only requirement is that you book a free place by clicking the button below before 2pm on the day, so we can put you on the guest list.

If you are free, and want to have a couple of drinks with some like-minded people, you are more than welcome to join us.

We hope to see you there!


IPS logo*** FREE tickets for MPG members ***

The Institute of Professional Sound, The Association of Motion Picture Sound & The Association of Professional Recording Services are once more jointly promoting SoundPRO 2014, which this year has moved into west London, to an easily accessible venue ~ with great tube and rail links ~ is on many bus routes ~ and has good local parking and facilities.

AMPS logoVisiting SoundPRO 2104 is FREE if you pre-register at:

It is the same popular professional business and networking event with an Expo area where many manufacturers, distributors, dealers and service providers will display their equipment service offerings and meet users and customers in a relaxed atmosphere.

APRS logoFuller details and other information on the booking site.


The next Midlands Speakeasy will be held on September 10th in Nottingham (6pm till close). 

This is a social event to help members and non-members from across the region build on new and existing networks, share knowledge and experiences.

Current members will be on hand to explain the benefits of full membership.

All are welcome but must book a place by clicking on the button below.

*** DISCOUNT for MPG Full Members ***

Sensoria logoSenoriaPro Industry Day is a unique gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, record labels and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image.A must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking.

Sound Design for Games, Films & TV
A fantastic line up that covers music, sound design and dialogue production including sound designer Joanna Orland (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), dialogue specialist Mark Estdale (OMUK) and composer Joe Henson.

We are also hoping to welcome Oscar-winning Niv Adiri (Gravity) and renowned field recordist and sound specialist Chris Watson.

PRS for Music present Music Publishing in Audio Visual Media
An overview of music publishing and audio-visual media in the UK with guests including manager Laurence Aston, composer Nainita Desai & sync expert Nathalie Du Bois.

Scoring Contest – Warp Films
We are pleased to announce details of this year’s Scoring Contest - an exciting opportunity for delegates to score music to a clip from Warp Films’ BAFTA nominated film For Those In Peril with the chance to have their submission critiqued at SensoriaPro by a panel of industry experts and music supervisors including Ian Neil (Director of Music for Film & TV / Sony Music), Gary Downing (Caroline) & Phil Canning (Music Supervisor).

Digital Media Labs
Benedict Philips presents a talk examining a new model for commissioning and developing digital artworks for the public domain. The talk will include an overview of the project as well as examples of prototypes, works in progress and final commissions from the first two iterations of the Lab.

Trailer Music – A Winning Formula
With Barry Gilbey (HodoMusic) plus Nick Evans & Jake Shillingford (Choppersaurus).



*** MPG Full Members – select the pecial discounted ‘affiliate’ rate of £72 ***


*** DISCOUNT for MPG Full Members ***

MMF logoThe Music Managers Forum will be running their next Induction Day and is now taking bookings. The one day course will run on 9th September at London Metropolitan University, Room MG 315.

Suitable for new managers, artists and those looking to refresh their knowledge, the course is taught by MMF CEO Jon Webster and manager Erik Nielsen, as well as a panel of industry experts who will be on hand to answer your questions.

The day will give a great overview of the industry, plus releasing a record, marketing, distribution, legal, accounting and insurance advice.


Buy tickets here


*** DISCOUNT for MPG Full Members ***

Music Tank logo

MusicTank presents a vision of technology’s engagement with music; shedding light on what new technology fused with music is bringing to the industry.

With technology companies never far from music industry headlines, MusicTank’s forthcoming think tank will shed light on what new technology fused with music is bringing to the industry.

Presenting a range of companies working on next-generation technological and musical innovation, this event will consider the optimistic future of music from its creation, performance, distribution and consumption through to fan interaction and crowd experiences.  Based on these new, forward-thinking, mind-blowing examples, a panel discussion will explore what the future marriage of tech and music will look like – and what kind of children they might be expected to produce.

Author, entrepreneur and digital consultant Jeremy Silver, will offer some introductory thoughts and introduce truly innovative companies who’ll each make a presentation, after which, a panel of invited guests will explore the implications of what they have seen…

Which are the most positive trends and where are the biggest challenges?  What forms of creativity will technology unleash for artists and bands and fans?  And what are the implications for markets and businesses?


Date: Tues 16 Sept 2014 | Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs

Speakers/presenters: Jeremy Silver - Thought Leader, Entrepreneur & Digital Media Advisor; Gerard Grech - Tech City UK;Keith Harris - MusicTank Chair / Director of Performer Affairs, PPL/ Keith Harris Music Ltd; Ben Dawson - Immersive Album; Uwe Maass – Musion; Adam Place - nu desine; Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut – ROLI; Rafe Offer - Sofar Sounds others tbc

Finalising the panel, we’re pleased to welcome: Michela Magas - Music Tech Fest; Design Innovation & Music Tech specialist and Gaynor O’Flynn - Performance Artist

A first for MusicTank, Innovation Arts will ‘live-scribe’ this event, resulting in an annotated large-scale visualisation of the key discussion strands of the evening.

Presenting Companies:

ROLI - new musical instruments with a new philosophy

Immersive Album - a new content delivery format

Musion - 3D holographic projection

nu desine - a new paradigm in electronic music production

Sofar Sounds - curates secret, intimate gigs in unusual spaces

Said MusicTank Chair, Keith Harris:
“A chance conversation with Kevin Godley, in which he came up with the phrase “technology is the new Beatles”, has led to the idea of exploring whether technology has the ability to inject the same kind of new vitality into a flagging record industry as The Beatles did to the business in the early sixties. We intend to explore the idea of whether the much maligned march of technology can in fact be the major industry driver over the next couple of years.”

JOIN US…(details and tickets here)


Date: Tues 16 Sept 2014 | Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW

Prices: MusicTank members: £20.00 | Standard: £30.00 | Students: £15.00

USE THIS PROMOTIONAL CODE: MUSICTECH14 before 5pm Mon 18 August (subject to availability) and save £5 on the full price. 

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About MusicTank

Established in 2003 MusicTank is a unique, neutral information hub for UK music business addressing change and innovation through informed debate, objective analysis and industry engagement. Owned and operated by University of Westminster, its content-rich website: – contains a wealth of industry information and resources, together with event transcripts and podcasts, news, reports and research papers. Visitors to the site can sign up to a free monthly e-mail newsletter, and for a small annual subscription become members, giving access to premium content.



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