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MPG announces next DIY event

Following a successful first session last November (pictured), the MPG’s second event aimed at producers looking to operate more independently - and possibly run their own record labels - will take place on 30 March.

Following a successful first session last November (pictured), the MPG’s second event aimed at producers looking to operate more extensively outside the boundaries of label influence will take place on 30 March.

The session – commencing at 7pm and hosted at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London – will explore marketing and distribution with a panel featuring Karen Emanuel from music format manufacturer Key Production, Jonathan Quarmby from music licensing and distribution organisation AWAL, Michael Fuller from AIM (Association of Independent Music), James McGuiness from Absolute Marketing and Distribution, and producer/MPG director Tommy D.

“The first DIY event was so informative and well received that we felt that putting on a second event that delves into the mysteries of setting up your own record company was a ‘no brainer’,” says Tommy D. “We have a fantastic panel for this one, which will reveal some of the methods of distribution and promotion. If you’re thinking of setting up your own operation or are already doing it, this seminar will be invaluable.”

Tickets for the event cost £25, with a 25% discount for members of AIM, MU, BASCA, APRS, MMF, Music Tank and FAC. Usual MPG discounts apply (Full Members and Associates with a season ticket: Free, Associate Members: £12.50). Early booking is advised for those who want to secure a place as this event is open to other organisations as well as the MPG, and the previous DIY event was sold out well in advance. To obtain a ticket please visit the MPG website (a further 5% discount is provided for pre-booking on-line).

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