General News

8 February 2018


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…

22 November 2017


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…

12 June 2017


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…

17 May 2017


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


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….

8 February 2017


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…

7 September 2016


MPG Announces New Partnership With Music Gateway

We’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Music Gateway, a developing platform enabling connections, collaboration and licensing work for the creative industries through their on-line portal. Music Gateway have already established worldwide connections with record labels, music publishers, artist…

31 July 2016


Sivert Hagtvet Is Honoured with the 2016 MPG LIPA Prize

Sivert Hagtvet has become the 2016 recipient of the Music Producers Guild Prize, which rewards the most promising student to graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Sound Technology degree programme. Launched in 2010, the MPG Prize delivers…

21 July 2016


Gus Dudgeon commemoration – 21st July 2016

Gus Dudgeon commemoration 21st July 2016 The first time Gus’s grave has been commemorated since he died. Phil Wainman was the original father of the MPG and joined by Gus after a few months. We laid flowers and I made…

12 July 2016



GUS DUDGEON FOUNDATION & JAMES SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES are once again running a Summer Course throughout the week 11-15 July, this year at Leeds Beckett University. The fifth Summer Course…

29 June 2016


AIR Studios battles to survive

The planning battle being fought by Air Studios to stop disruption to their business is still dragging on. The neighbours are continually changing the application and this regrettably requires new objections to be registered with the planning authority. If you’ve…

7 April 2016


MPG Full Member Juan Luis Ayala Launches A Live Music TV Show Promoting New Music

MPG Full Member, Producer and Songwriter Juan Luis Ayala teamed up with his wife Singer Songwriter and TV presenter AYALA and his Film maker brother-in-law Finnian Moore to start a brand new live music TV show broadcasting on the SKY network….

16 March 2016


The Music Producers Guild pays tribute to Sir George Martin CBE

The executive board of the Music Producers Guild would like to express its sincere regret and sadness at the death of Sir George Martin, CBE, which was announced recently. In 2013, the Music Producers Guild presented Sir George with its…

11 January 2016


The MPG Pays Tribute To David Bowie R.I.P.

The executive board of the Music Producers Guild would like to express its sincere regret and sadness at the recent death from cancer of David Bowie, aged 69. MPG Executive Board Director Mick Glossop says: “Having previously acknowledged his unique…

10 April 2015


The British Tinnitus Association

The executive board of the MPG is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the British Tinnitus Association as its partner charity. The BTA strives to be the primary source of support and information for people…

17 February 2015


The British Library’s Directory of UK Sound Collections

You may have heard that in January of this year, the British Library launched a new programme titled Save our Sounds. Amongst the literary treasures held in the basements of the British Library sits an extraordinary collection of sounds. From recordings…

17 February 2015


R.I.P. Neil Hauser

Former Allen & Heath MD Neil Hauser died on February 13th aged 87, after a year-long battle with cancer.   He became the first MD of the famous UK mixing desk manufacturers, Allen & Heath, in 1969. In those early…

25 June 2014


Liverpool International Music Festival 2014

The Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returns this August with the theme, World Firsts By Collaboration, featuring over 200 acts from around the world. LIMF organisers have announced details of four collaborative events under the strapline LIMF Commissions. Music curator Yaw…

23 June 2014


Norman Sheffield R.I.P.

Norman Sheffield, the founder of Trident Studios and Queen’s first manager passed away yesterday. He was one of the real characters of the 60’s & 70’s music buisness. So many of us would not have had the opportunities we did…

8 June 2014


Jake Gosling gets a platinum disk!

Congratulations to MPG Full Member, and star producer, Jake Gosling! He’s just been presented with a shiny new platinum disk for his production work on the the album “This Life” by The Original Rude Boys.