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22 November 2017

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Air Studios wins two-year legal battle

Air Studios has won a two-year legal battle to stop a neighbour building a subterranean swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and mini-cinema. It was feared noise and vibrations from lengthy construction work would force the studio to close, unable to continue its…

17 November 2017

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Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley Are Set To Receive The Music Producers Guild’s Top Award

The production duo behind hits for artists such as Madness, Elvis Costello and Bush will receive this accolade at the 2018 MPG Awards ceremony in London next March. One of the top accolades at the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards…

15 November 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention New York | October 18 – 21 The P&E Wing hosted a series of meetings at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in NYC, where it presented its Advisory Council, Manufacturer Council, and a group…

10 November 2017

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Parental Pay Equality – an open letter to the Prime Minister

On Equal Pay Day, the day in the year that women stop earning relative to men, the MPG-backed Parental Pay Equality have published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling to extend the new Shared Parental Pay Benefit to the…

8 November 2017

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RIN-M: the plug-in we’ve all been waiting for

Finally, it looks like someone has been paying attention. The MPG’s ‘Credit Where Credit Is Due’ campaign has been lobbying for better logging of production credits in downloadable digital music files for several years now, and a forward-thinking software company…

8 November 2017

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Avril Mackintosh Joins The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist

Recording engineer Avril Mackintosh has joined those shortlisted for a prestigious 2018 MPG Award. The change to the shortlist comes after Neil Comber, one of three originally named in the Recording Engineer of the Year category for work he had…

6 November 2017

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MPG Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

—- Shortlist update here — The 2018 MPG Awards is defying the presumption that music production is a male dominated business by revealing a Shortlist in which nearly a quarter of those named are female. Catherine Marks, Manon Grandjean, Lorde,…

2 November 2017

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The A&R Awards 2017

We just can’t keep our hands off the industry’s top awards. Following quickly after the domination of the Mercury Prize by MPG members, lo and behold: we’re all over the Abbey Road-sponsored A&R Awards too – organised by Tim Ingham’s…

1 November 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

REGISTER FOR AES NEW YORK 2017 TODAY! The Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy has arranged for you to receive a FREE VIP Exhibits-Plus Badge to AES New York 2017 (Oct. 18 – 20). This badge is good…

28 October 2017

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Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

Sound. Take the time to explore it. Just how important have the sounds of the past 140 years been to our lives? Dive into the British Library sound archive in a free exhibition looking at the significance of sound since the…

24 October 2017

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Love Music, Hate Racism

The Music Producers Guild proudly supports the Love Music, Hate Racism campaign and encourages all members to visit the LMHR website and show their support by signing up. By doing this, MPG members will be part of reigniting a national movement against…

18 October 2017

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

REGISTER FOR AES NEW YORK 2017 TODAY! The Producers and Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy has arranged for you to receive a FREE VIP Exhibits-Plus Badge to AES New York 2017 (Oct. 18 – 20). This badge is good…

15 October 2017

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Under The Hood Event with Strymon

Our very own Andrew Hunt was back at British Grove Studios on 11th September to continue his groundbreaking series of Under The Hood demos – the MPG’s no-nonsense trials of particular gear that has caught the eye. Andrew loves doing…

2 October 2017

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PRS Foundation Writer Producer Fund

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. The Writer Producer Fund is delivered by PRS Foundation in…

7 September 2017

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Sound On Sound Joins The MPG Benefactor Scheme

We’re pleased to announce that Sound On Sound have joined the MPG Benefactor Scheme! MPG Full and Associate Members can receive an exclusive discount on a subscription to Sound On Sound. 12 issues of the Print + Digital subscription for ONLY £39.00 (full price…

6 September 2017

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Planning Hearing to Determine AIR Studios’ Future – Show Your Support

There will be a public hearing to discuss the implications of the planning application for AIR Studios and we encourage all those affected by this decision to take part. Dates: 26th & 27th September 2017 Start time: 10am Venue: Council Offices,…

31 August 2017

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MPG Awards Submissions: Late-Breaking News!

We appreciate that many of you have uploaded submissions for the MPG Awards 2018. However, quite a few have told us they had been caught out by our decision to run the submissions period in August (earlier than previous years). It would seem…

14 August 2017

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MERCURY RISING

If we’re honest, we have to say that this comes as no surprise. But the annual Mercury Prize luminaries from right across the music business have just published their shortlist of potential winners and, frankly, it’s festooned with MPG Full…

9 August 2017

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Parental Pay Equality Campaign Launches Online Petition

The MPG actively supports Olga Fitzroy’s campaign to secure equality for the terms of parental pay in the UK.   The official MPG press release:   Parental Pay Equality Campaign Launches Online Petition The campaign wants the Government to change…

4 August 2017

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SensoriaPro 2017

***Affiliate Rate Discount for MPG Full Members*** SensoriaPro Industry Day Friday 6 October 2017, The Showroom, Sheffield S1 2BX An unmissable Music And Film Industry Event Special discounted ‘affiliate’ rate of £70. This vital event for anyone working or aspiring…