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20 April 2018

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Producers and Engineers Wing monthly update

AMP Act Introduced Into Senate Dear Friends, I’m writing to you today about a momentous occasion and an historic “First!” Thanks to the hard work and diligent efforts over the last 10 years by the P&E Wing, its members across…

27 March 2018

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The MPG / Presonus Studio One Event – A Great Success!

Full Members of the MPG attended a meeting with prominent representatives of Presonus; Arnd Kaiser (Product development, Hamburg) and Lee Boylan (UK & Ireland sales representative) last week at The Genelec Experience in London’s West End. The purpose of the…

23 March 2018

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Acustica Audio Presentation Report

MPG Full Members gathered at Puzzle Factory Studios in North London on 20th February for a presentation event by Acustica Audio. MPG Full Member Nik Georgiev, plug-in developer and marketing director for Acustica, demonstrated the company’s approach to creating their…

2 March 2018

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Workshop with Kirsten Powell at The University of Northampton

A pioneering producer will reveal to University of Northampton students how she broke into and thrived in the male-dominated music industry and what it was like to work with Icelandic superstar Björk. Kirsten Powell, who worked on Björk’s Post and…

2 March 2018

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Music Producers Guild Reveals the Winners of its 2018 Awards

Sisters were certainly doing it for themselves at this year’s Music Producers Guild Awards with five of the gongs going to women – proving beyond doubt that music production is no longer a male dominated business. Producer Catherine Marks carried…

27 February 2018

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Imogen Heap to receive the MPG’s Inspiration Award 2018

The directors of the Music Producers Guild Awards are proud to announce that Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Grammy Award winning Recording Engineer, Imogen Heap will be the recipient of the 2018 Inspiration Award. This prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is…

16 February 2018

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Music & TV stars Turn Out To Back New Law To Boost Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed

Stars from the world of music and film will join forces with politicians to fight for a new law to boost shared parental leave for the self-employed. They will gather outside Parliament to support Labour MP Tracy Brabin’s proposed legislation…

8 February 2018

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Shared Parental Pay To The Self-employed: Further Developments

The MPG welcomes the announcement by Tracy Brabin MP, to table a 10-minute Rule Bill motion to extend Shared Parental Pay to the self-employed. The Bill, known as the “Shared Parental Leave Extension” bill, would extend the right to shared…

2 January 2018

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John Dent R.I.P

John Dent of LOUD Mastering sadly passed away on 29th December 2017. He was one of the top mastering engineers of his generation and the worthy recipient of the 2014 MPG Mastering Engineer Of The Year Award. John’s funeral, followed…

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…