MPG, JAMES announce MPS panel sessions

Tony Platt (pictured) from the Music Producer’s Guild is to moderate two special MPG/JAMES panel discussions next month during the Music Production Show at North London’s Emirates Stadium.
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Tony Platt (pictured) from the Music Producer’s Guild is to moderate two special MPG/JAMES panels next month during the Music Production Show at North London’s Emirates Stadium.

The first MPG/JAMES session, entitled ‘Is It Really Just All About Education, Education, Education?’, will occur on Friday 11 November. Focusing on the changes in music industry education resulting from the fees issue, the panel will feature input from: music producer, corporate film-maker and Bucks New University Applied Production & New Media head Frazer Mackenzie; music producer/engineer and Anglia Ruskin University Sound and Audio Engineering Research Group director Dr. Rob Toulson; producer, engineer and Music Technology lecturer Andy Brook; and artist, sound engineer and University of Westminster senior lecturer Dr. Samantha Bennett.

The second panel, ‘Music Technology: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?’, will take place on the following day, Saturday 12 November. This session will address the impact of technology, the relationship that practitioners have with studio facilities, and the extent to which the creative process is driven by budgets and technology. Contributors to this panel will include mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Brian Eno), producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals), engineer/producer Katie Tavini (John Ellis, Kirsty Almeida), and musician/composer/producer/songwriter Mustafa Bilal – otherwise known as BeatKraftZ.

Both panels will be moderated by producer Tony Platt, who remarked: “MPG took part in the Music Production Show in Leeds earlier this year and we were very impressed with the event. We are delighted to have this opportunity to be part of the London event...”

MPG will also be holding a special Speakeasy social event during the show – for details of where and when this will take place, please visit the MPG stand.

www.mpg.org.uk

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