It’s Q-Time

The Music Producers Guild has held its second Q-Time event at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden. Nearly 100 people attended to listen to and contribute to the debate on pressing issues affecting music producers, artists, recording engineers, mixers, and all those involved in the production of recorded music.

The panel comprised producer Jake Gosling; producer, songwriter and DJ Tommy D; producer and manager Ros Earls; music academic and author Andrew Dubber and Nude Records creator Saul Galpern. BBC 6 Music presenter and singer/songwriter Tom Robinson moderated the event.

Topics ranged from the government failure to recognise the music industry as ‘creative’, the audio quality of digital music files, the continuing closure of major UK recording studios and the effects of reduced revenue of recorded music sales on the incomes of producers and non-performing songwriters.

The event was recorded and will be made available in full to MPG members via the website. The next Q-Time event is confirmed for April 8th, again at the Hospital Club, and the panel will include Guardian journalist and singer-songwriter Helienne Lindvall; CEO of UK Music, Jo Dipple; the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Culture, Media and Sport, Lord Timothy Clement-Jones; and Senior Economics Director of Spotify, Will Page. Tickets will be available from the MPG website.