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13 October 2016

Category
How to do stuff

Written by
Mick Glossop

How Do I Find A Record Producer?

  The Grand Venue We get this question all the time… The short answer is: “Go to the MPG Members Directory“, which you can find HERE. You can search for producers, recording engineers, mixers and mastering engineers, based on the genre…

17 May 2016

Category
All Blogs

Written by
Mick Glossop

Election of directors to the MPG Executive Board 2016/17

On May 24th, the current directors of the MPG Executive Board will step down, and an election will be held to determine those who will comprise the Executive board for 2015/16. The current directors are Andrew Hunt, Mick Glossop, Dan Cox, Bruno Ellingham…

29 March 2016

Category
User Groups

Written by
Mick Glossop

The MPG Ableton Live User Group

The Ableton Live User Group was set up to provide a means by which regular, professional users of Ableton Live software would be able to discuss working methods, software problems, configuration issues: in fact anything thrown up during the daily use…

29 March 2016

Category
User Groups

Written by
Mick Glossop

The MPG Logic User Group

The Logic User Group was set up to provide a means by which regular, professional users of Apple’s Logic Pro X  software would be able to discuss working methods, software problems, configuration issues: in fact anything thrown up during the…

29 March 2016

Category
User Groups

Written by
Mick Glossop

The MPG Pro Tools User Group

The Pro Tools User Group was set up to provide a means by which regular, professional users of Pro Tools software would be able to discuss working methods, software problems, configuration issues: in fact anything thrown up during the daily…

18 May 2015

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

Barry Grint discusses ISRC/BWAV in EBU’s Tech-i magazine

Download the PDF of this issue and read Barry’s article on page 17.

6 March 2015

Category
All Blogs

Written by
Mick Glossop

Election of directors to the MPG Executive Board 2015/16

On April 28th, the current directors of the MPG Executive Board will step down, and an election will be held to determine those who will comprise the Executive board for 2015/16. The current directors are Andrew Hunt, Dave Miles, Mick Glossop, Richard Lightman and Stevan…

7 January 2015

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

Is audio quality affected by the delivery medium?

Do different hard drives produce differing sound quality? Do split stereo audio files sound different to interleaved stereo files? Are loss-less CODECs truly loss-less? Is it possible for bit-identical audio files to sound different from each? These are several questions…

9 December 2014

Category
Music Production

Written by
Mick Glossop

A discourse on modern record production

This was posted on Facebook by my old friend and veteran record producer/engineer, Nick Blagona…discuss below, if you have a comment to make… 5 Old-Timey Adages We Desperately Need Today By Matthew Weiss on 12/5/2014 Once upon a time we didn’t have…

18 November 2014

Category
General News

Written by
Mick Glossop

Werner Wahl R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Werner Wahl, who was known to many of us during his employment at F W O Bauch from 1952 until he retired. Werner would regularly visit recording and mastering…

10 November 2014

Category
Credit Where Credit Is due

Written by
Mick Glossop

The MPG pressures the music industry to deliver accurate credit information

Official MPG press release (by Sue Sillitoe): Producers such as Trevor Horn and Tony Visconti have lent their support to the MPG’s Credit Where Credit Is Due campaign by appearing in a video to promote the issue. London, UK: In…

8 October 2014

Category
Credit Where Credit Is due

Written by
Mick Glossop

Credit Where Credit Is Due – ‘The Movie’

Tommy D and top producers relate how important credits are to them and their careers.

26 August 2014

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

The Distortion of Sound

If you enjoy listening to recorded music, you should watch this documentary film, which features many internationally acclaimed recording artists talking about music and sound quality: Quincy Jones, Lianne LeHavas, Mike Shinoda, Snoop Dog, Slash, Kate Nash…

22 August 2014

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

17 June 2014

Category
Producer Income

Written by
Mick Glossop

Producers and PPL income

Check the new video published to celebrate 80 years of PPL. PPL FILM HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF PERFORMANCE RIGHTS The video features comments from several artists, and also from MPG chairman, Steve Levine, who is the only person to mention…

17 June 2014

Category
Producer Income

Written by
Mick Glossop

Producers’ Income & The Future of Record Production

The massive reduction in sales of recorded music has had the effect of not only reducing the personal income of those who traditionally benefitted from it, i.e. artists, record producers, publishers, managers and record companies, but has also fed back…

16 May 2014

Category
Projects / Career / Survival

Written by
Mick Glossop

VLOGS: How To Fund Your Music Project, by Remi Harris

This excellent series of videos, presented by Remi Harris on the Music Tank website, is worth a look.

12 May 2014

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

ISRC / BWAV press

MPG aims to standardise mastering with new group MPG launches ISRC initiative to music business Industry support for MPG’s ISRC initiative grows Sequoia first DAW to support embedded ISRC data Interview with Barry Grint in ProSound New Europe

1 May 2014

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

Audio Media interviews Barry Grint

Read Barry’s interview with Audio Media magazine (May 2014) here.

29 April 2014

Category
Music Industry

Written by
Mick Glossop

PPL – an explanation of payment allocation

For those who may have any confusion on this matter: Following a meeting with PPL, and questions about what exactly is the cap on a non-featured artist/performer (producer)’s share, Camilla Waite sent the following: As discussed, the allocation of PPL’s…