Steve Levine steps down as MPG elects new executive board30 April 2015
The Music Producers Guild (MPG) has revealed changes to its executive board structure. After having completed their constituted five-year term, members of the board – including chairman Steve Levine – have stepped down.
Award-winning producer Levine, elected in 2009 (see Steve Levine takes the reins at the MPG), will remain involved with the MPG in an ambassadorial role, as will Mark Rose and Richard Lightman, the former vice-chairman and CEO, respectively.
At the MPG’s members’ conference at Strongroom Studios in Shoreditch, London, MPG members Dan Cox, Bruno Ellingham, Cameron Craig, Andrew Hunt and Mick Glossop (pictured, L–R) were elected as new executive board directors.
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.”
Levine adds: “I have been honoured to represent the MPG over the last five years and 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 [see MPG demands “credit where credit is due” for digital music (VIDEO)] – but I feel that we have made enormous strides in recent years and that theMPG is now in a much better place than it was when I first became chairman.”