The next meeting (for MPG Full Members) will be held at my studio in West London on Monday, May 12th, at 6:30 pm.

Please email me as soon as possible if you want to attend, as places re limited.

This time around, we’ll be discussing the suite of plugins from Slate Digital, including Steven Slate Drums, Trigger Drum Replacement, Virtual Buss Compressors, Virtual Tape Machine, the FG-X Mastering Compressor and the Virtual Console Collection.

Don’t forget to check out all the special (MPG members-only) Pro Tools deals (& other benefits) on the website.

Mick Glossop

Advanced Audio Microphones

Due to the mounting UK interest in Advanced Audio Microphones, AA have decided to visit the UK and demonstrate our microphones in a real recording enviroment. The event will feature singer/songwriter Brian Walters and his band, performing on the day.

Rimshot 3This event will provide engineers/producers the opportunity to test, listen and A/B our mics, in different setups, with Rimshot´s mic cupboard! (and also get to hear the beautiful vintage Decca preamps on hand!).

Also on the day we will be revealing some brand new products including the CM251, AA´s take on the ELA M251.

The event will be hosted courtesy of studio owner Mike Thorne, recording engineer Niall Acott and Advanced Audio Europe. Drinks and snacks will be served.

10% discount offered on all mic orders placed on the day.
(Strictly limited demo day offer!)

Please let us know if you would like to attend!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rimshot 1

Hi Everybody,

Here is your invite to the next Musical Geisha night at Metropolis Studios starting from 7pm on Monday 28th April. The event is sponsored by SCAN Computers who do pay for the first round of drinks so it’s worth arriving promptly. The event is also supported by both the Music Producers Guild and BASCA.

The event is a night of networking across the music industry, and is for 150 people, covering many sectors of the industry. I am on hand as your very own Musical Geisha to help facilitate introductions so there is no need to feel nervous.

Just email me your RSVP at so I know that you are attending, and once I have 150 it’s closed. As this event is always over subscribed it’s worth saving your place sooner than later!

See you on the 28th :)

Rowena Morgan

The Musical Geisha

JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) invites studio employers and potential apprentices to a Q&A event regarding information on apprentices in your workplace.

• Mark Rose MPG Vice Chair and Apprentice Project manager and Phil Harding, Chairman (JAMES), alongside studio employers, will be hosting an industry panel to explain the Studio Apprenticeship framework, employment and selection process and the available government wage grants.

• Phil Sissons from Strongroom Studios, Trish Wegg from RAK Studios and their very own ‘pioneer’ apprentices will outline on their recent experiences.

• A Q&A session will answer any further queries related to the Studio Scheme.

This new industry approved apprenticeship and qualification framework for Sound Engineering and Recording facilities is available to all employers now. Further Employer Pack Info here.

Also see the JAMES Launch News

JAMES Newsletter



29 April 2014 7.00pm

Strongroom Studios
Downstairs Bar
120-124 Curtain Road Shoreditch
London EC2A 3SQ

Entry is free, but you must book your place by clicking on the green button below. This invitation goes out to Full & Associate Members only.

The apprenticeship initiative has been created by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) & partners, City & Guilds, Creative & Cultural Skills, UK Music, Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) & Music Producers Guild (MPG).


CLICK HERE to visit the AIM website and book your tickets now, for Music Connected 2014 in association with CI (50% discount for MPG Full & Associate Members).

Now in its twelfth year, Music Connected 2014 – the UK’s leading digital music conference – returns on Wednesday 30th April, as leading labels and music companies descend on historic Glaziers Hall to meet the key players in UK digital music.

Music Connected 2014 (in association with CI) focuses on independent music companies operating in the digital market, offering a tightly targeted day of networking, deal-making, practical digital business advice and enlightening conference sessions.

While the full conference programme will be announced later in March, an initial line-up of speakers and sessions can now be revealed…

A session entitled “Making Sense of Data” will see experts from three independent labels explore how they use data obtained from online sales, social networks, streaming services and advertising to inform all sorts of important decisions, from where to book artists’ tours to what to release next. Speakers will include Sammy Andrews (Cooking Vinyl), Ben Rimmer (Believe Digital) and Grant Bussinger (Warp Records).

A panel entitled “Breaking an Act for Under £1000” will look at how small independent labels with a tight budget can maximise their digital marketing efforts to break a new act. What are the essential elements of a marketing campaign, and what are the tools and techniques that help new acts to break through?

Motive Unknown’s Darren Hemmings will host an interview with Ian Johnsen of management company Mythophonic, Charlie Biles of [PIAS] and Chris Batten of Enter Shikari, examining how the band have built up a huge following on social networks, their approach to social media and how they engage their fans online.

Plus, there’ll be a keynote update from Merlin’s Charles Caldas, outlining the organisation’s focus for 2014, and examining the threats and opportunities for indies in the digital market this year and beyond.
Many more sessions to be announced in the coming weeks!

In addition to the packed conference programme, the Digital Market Place will offer stands hosted by a raft of top digital music companies.

Digital companies already confirmed to attend Music Connected 2014 include:

Absolute Marketing & Distribution, Ampsuite, AudioLock, Believe Digital, BPI Anti-Piracy Unit, CI, Craze Digital, Ditto Music, eMusic, EPM Music, INgrooves, JMA Promo, K7 Artist Label Services, Kobalt Label Services, Merlin, Metable, Motive Unknown, Napster, Nokia, Pledge Music, PPL, Psonar Limited, Radar Music Videos, Rightster, SoundCloud, Synchtank Ltd, The Orchard, The state51 Conspiracy, VidZone Digital Media, YouTube. Many more to be added in coming weeks.


DATE / TIME: Wednesday 30th April 2014, 9.15am – 5pm
VENUE: Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD
PRICE: £40.00+VAT for members / Friends of AIM. £157.50+VAT for non members.

There is a 50% discount on the full (non-members) ticket price for members of MPG, with the code MCDEAL2014.

(Please note membership will be confirmed with affiliate body before booking confirmed).


Ticket price includes VAT and lunch.

For more details on our sponsor, CI, visit


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