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21 June 2017

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Music Week Joins The MPG Benefactor Scheme!

Full and Associate Members of the MPG can enjoy a 30% discount off either a Premium (Print & Digital) or Digital Only subscription to Music Week. For over 50 years, Music Week has held its spot as the leading trade…

19 June 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

  GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit | New Orleans | May 3 The third annual New Orleans GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit returned to beautiful Esplanade Studios and featured prestigious panelists who have collectively won 42 GRAMMY® Awards. READ MORE      …

12 June 2017

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MPG Election Results 2017

The election, held at the annual MPG Annual General Meeting on June 2nd, resulted in the re-elction of the five existing executive directors, by a unanimous vote of the 18 Full Members in attendance, plus two proxy votes. The vote…

31 May 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

P&E Wing Outreach Dinner | New York | April 4 The Recording Academy New York Chapter Producers & Engineers Wing Committee Co-Chairs Scott Jacoby and Ann Mincieli hosted a private Producers & Engineers Wing Outreach Dinner at Upright Brew House….

18 May 2017

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MCPS announces long term administration deal with PRS

The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS), the UK collection society that licenses mechanical copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members, has announced a long term administration deal with PRS. On 1st April 2016 MCPS published…

17 May 2017

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The MPG Welcomes The Labour Party’s Policy For Shared Parental Pay

The Music Producers Guild welcomes the Labour Party’s inclusion of Shared Parental Pay for the self-employed in its 2017 Manifesto: “We would also extend the rights of employees to all workers, including shared parental pay, making a substantial and immediate…

2 May 2017

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The MPG supports The Campaign For Parental Pay Equality

The Music Producers Guild is supporting the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality, advocating for the rights of self-employed parents. Most of our members are self-employed, as are many of our clients, and they have been completely overlooked in recent legislation….

26 April 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

  In The Mix: Listening Session | Nashville | March 16 The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter Diversity Outreach Committee, in partnership with the Producer & Engineers Wing, hosted an In The Mix: Listening Session featuring local artists of varying genres…

22 March 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

Surround Sound Nominee Listening Event | San Francisco | January 5 Academy voting members convened in San Mateo for a playback and discussion on this year’s nominees for Best Surround Sound Album. Hosted by San Francisco Chapter board member Marc…

17 February 2017

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The Winners of the MPG Awards 2017!

    We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Music Producers Guild Awards. The complete photo gallery is here.     (photography: Mark Sethi & Carys Lavin) UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Prism Sound Paul Epworth Breakthrough…

8 February 2017

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The MPG/MMF Social Event in Birmingham

On Tuesday the MPG, alongside the Music Managers Forum, hosted a networking event at the 1000 Trades in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. As well as bringing producers and managers together, there were many artists, promoters and labels from the city looking to grow…

8 February 2017

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Prism Sound Joins The MPG Benefactors Scheme!

We’re so pleased to announce that Prism Sound, our headline sponsors of the MPG Awards 2017, have now joined the MPG Benefactor scheme. A few words from our headline sponsor: “Prism Sound is proud of this relationship and would like to…

26 January 2017

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MPG Awards Ticket Shortage Is Imminent!

With just three weeks to go until the MPG Awards 2017, organisers are advising prompt action by anyone who wants to be there hasn’t yet bought a ticket. “From previous experience, we know that the last few tickets will sell…

23 January 2017

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Tony Visconti to Receive a Top Music Producers Guild Award

The official MPG press release: London, UK. January 23rd 2017: Tony Visconti, one of the most important and influential producers in the history of Rock and Pop, is to receive a top accolade at the 2017 Music Producers Guild Awards…

16 January 2017

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Bill Price R.I.P.

I was very sad to read the news today of the death of UK recording engineer, Bill Price. I met him only a few times, but was always impressed. He was a legend, known to many in the UK, having…

11 January 2017

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UK Music press release – Diversity

UK Music  have released the following press release about diversity in the UK music industry: Workforce diversity in the British music industry 09/01/2017 London, UK: UK Music, today, publishes the results of the first pan-industry workforce diversity survey of the…

2 January 2017

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Roni Size to Receive The MPG’s 2017 Inspiration Award

The Music Producers Guild has announced that Producer and DJ Roni Size will be the recipient of its 2017 Inspiration Award. This prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a recording professional who, in the opinion of the…

7 December 2016

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The MPG Christmas party photos

I think everyone who attend the MPG Christmas party this week would agree that is was one of the best yet. It was a record turnout and the staff at The Seven Dials Club did a great job looking after…

6 December 2016

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Music Producers Guild And BRITs Rest BRIT Producer Award Presentation For 2017

Following recent changes made to the BRITs Voting Academy, the Music Producers Guild and BRIT Awards have agreed to rest the presentation of the BRIT Award for Best Producer to the winner of the MPG UK Producer of the Year…

30 November 2016

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‘Under The Hood’ in Glasgow – event report

The third in this series of ‘Under The Hood’ events was our first technical event in Glasgow and it was a tremendous success! Hosted again by producer and MPG Executive Director, Andrew Hunt, the event took place at Chem19 Studios.  As…