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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…

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…

22 September 2016

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FanFair Alliance Campaign

FanFair Alliance and MMF have launched a guide for managers to help combat online ticket touting. Adam Tudhope, manager of Mumford & Sons: “Unregulated ticket resale websites are out of control. While we wait for Government to act, it is essential that…

12 September 2016

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Women In Music Week 2016

Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, the third annual Women in Music event will take place on Friday 11th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. This event has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2014, with UK…

18 July 2016

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The MPG supports the International Artist Organisation (IAO) re ‘Safe Harbours’

The official MPG press release: UK Music Producers Back Artists’ Warnings of Dangers in Safe Harbours The Music Producers Guild is adding its weight to the IAO’s campaign to safeguard stakeholder rights in today’s digital world. London, UK: The Music…

11 May 2016

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AIM is now taking entries for 2016 AIM Awards

Entry forms are online at http://bit.ly/1iGukFi – and AIM is taking entries until 24th May. Categories open for entry include: Best Small label Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album Special Catalogue Release of the Year Hardest Working Band or Artist Golden Welly…

18 February 2016

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The MPG Supports Martin Mills’ Demands For Change

The Music Producers Guild believes that Martin Mills, CEO of the Beggars Group, and winner of the MPG Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music in 2012, has raised several issues of great importance to the international music industry and…

16 December 2015

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The MPG supports AIR Studios

Following a recent article in the Ham&High newspaper, the MPG would like to reiterate its support for AIR Studios in its on-going fight to save its main orchestral recording studio, The Lyndhurst Hall, from closure. For those of you unaware…

5 November 2015

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The Auddly presentation at Tileyard

Upwards of 60 people attended this presentation by Auddly at the Tileyard Gallery on November 4th. The MPG was represented by executive directors; Andrew Hunt, Cameron Craig, Dan Cox and Mick Glossop and by MPG Campaign working group members; Stevan…

16 March 2015

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The Music Producers Guild Backs A Fairer Deal For Songwriters

The Music Producers Guild is backing a campaign to ensure that songwriters get a larger share of royalty income generated by digital music sales. Spearheaded by the British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and entitled The Day the…

19 September 2014

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UK Music report on the contribution music makes to UK PLC

Read this excellent report from UK Music which goes into great depth in analysing the involvement of music in bringing financial value to the UK economy. You might also find it interesting to read this article in The Guardian.

31 July 2014

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The Music Producers Guild supports The Fair Digital Deals Declaration

The music industry has a long history of unfairly exploiting the work of artists without whose creativity the industry would simply not exist. The Fair Digital Deals Declaration is a welcome initiative which seeks to address those injustices by promoting…

26 July 2014

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Bob Hine R.I.P.

  It is with sadness and respect the we announce the passing of Bob Hine, one of the founders of the original Music Producers Guild, known as The British Record Producer’s Guild. (read the full story) “Margaret Hine phoned me to-day…

20 June 2014

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YouTube and the independent labels

“With regards to the recent dispute between YouTube and independent labels and the unfavourable terms which Youtube seeks, without negotiation, to impose upon independent record labels, the Music Producers Guild is deeply concerned about Google’s apparent abuse of its monopoly…

23 May 2014

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The Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme

As reported on the BBC website, the British Phonographic Institute (BPI) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have come to an agreement with UK Internet Service Providers to send “educational” letters to those downloading music files illegally, but not in…

1 May 2014

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Producer Royalties

The Music Producers Guild has received some news from Universal Music regarding the late accounting and payment of producer royalties for the first period of 2014. We were contacted early on Monday, April 28th by David Sharpe (Universal Music) and…

27 February 2014

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Recognition of UK Music industry by the Office Of National Statistics

Our thanks go to Mark Rose for his determined efforts in researching and supplying data to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in order to bring about official acknowledgement of the music recording industry’s contribution to the UK economy. Producers, recording studios and studio…

19 September 2013

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Getting Your Creative Business Moving!

Forging a career for yourself in the arts can be a tricky business at the best of times, whether you’re hoping to gain secure employment, freelance work or get a business idea of your own off the ground. The Unsigned…