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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.

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…

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…

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.

26 April 2014

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

Software facilitating the use of IRSC’s within mastered BWAV files

The following software companies have incorporated functionality into their mastering applications to enable the inclusion of the IRSC within mastered audio files.

19 April 2014

Category
Credit Where Credit Is due

Written by
Mick Glossop

Producer, Tommy D, appeals for recognition of credits

As part of the MPG’s campaign, Credit Where Credit Is Due, Tommy D talks about the importance of credits in music files.

16 April 2014

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

Barry Grint, mastering engineer, discusses the ISRC initiative

Barry Grint, MPG Full Member, master engineer and co-founder of Alchemy Mastering, describes why he feels that it is so important that ISRC’s are included within BWAV audio files.  

6 April 2014

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

Andrew Scheps discusses sound quality

Lost In Translation with Andrew Scheps provides an engaging, revelatory and humorous presentation of current audio format comparisons. The demonstration showcases the auditory differences of master recordings played back in different formats such as vinyl, CD, MP3, AAC and online…

31 March 2014

Category
Credit Where Credit Is due

Written by
Mick Glossop

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Credit Where Credit Is Due is an initiative to promote the inclusion of credits for the various roles of music production staff within digital music download files (or alternatively, linked to an on-line database). Currently, those responsible for the artistic and…

17 March 2014

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

Neil Young’s Pono music player

                Listen to what world-class recording artists and musicians say about Neil Young’s Pono music player.

9 March 2014

Category
Sound Quality

Written by
Mick Glossop

The Sound Quality of Digital Music Files

The currently accepted standard for the “quality” of digital audio download files (mp3) falls well short of the quality which is actually achieved in the recording studio by professional producers and engineers. Consequently, listeners are deprived of the satisfaction of…

1 February 2014

Category
ISRC in BWAV files

Written by
Mick Glossop

The MPG initiative for ISRC codes in WAV files

Rights Owners – Record Companies – Artists – 

Artist Management – Publishers Music Supervisors – Broadcasters – Aggregators – Royalty Collection Agencies This Major Announcement from the Music Producers Guild affects you!. For the first time, as a result of…