The Music Producers Guild has announced significant changes to its structure. After completing their constituted five year term, the members of the board, as well as chairman Steve Levine, have now stepped down from their various roles.
Levine, an award-winning music producer and radio presenter who has worked with a diverse range of artists such as Culture Club, the Beach Boys and Honeyz, will remain involved with MPG, as will former vice chairman Mark Rose and former CEO Richard Lightman.
Mick Glossop says: "We are very grateful to Steve, Mark and Richard for the sterling work they have done in promoting the interests of recording professionals and forging strong links with other music industry organisations. As a result of their efforts, the MPG's standing is at the highest level it has ever been and our viewpoint is not only heard, but also given the consideration it deserves."
Commenting on the changes, Levine adds: "I have been honoured to represent MPG over the last five years and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of a team that wants to make life better for recording professionals. The past five years have really flown by and it's reassuring that the MPG board have set in place through its memorandum and articles a natural 'churn' cycle so that there will always be new faces and input on the board. There are still huge issues to tackle – not least ensuring that recording professionals are properly remunerated and credited for their work - but I feel that we have made enormous strides in recent years and that MPG is now in a much better place than it was when I first became chairman."
The MPG's new board of Executive Directors has now been announced and is as follows:
The MPG's 2015 AGM took place at Strongroom Studios in London and was preceded by a Member's Conference featuring a discussion panel entitled Fees, Streaming, Royalties – where's our money?
For more information about the MPG please visit www.mpg.org
About Music Producers Guild (UK):
The Music Producers Guild (UK) is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest.
The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers.