UK: The Music Producers Guild (UK) undertook its first social evening of the year in late January. Held at a central London venue, the event attracted a host of British recording industry luminaries, among them Jon Kelly, Howard Gray and, pictured here, Ren_ Mamo and Mick Glossop, writes David Davies.
The 50-plus guests - spanning artists, producers, engineers, programmers and producer managers - also included Tony Platt, Mo Foster, Jonathan Robinson (Music Tank), Simon Dix (Stephen Budd Management), and Dave Harries and Dave Stewart (British Grove Studios).
"Our aim was to provide a social setting where producers and those associated with the recording side of the industry could relax and network with like-minded people," said Mike Howlett, MPG chairman. "The MPG sees this as an important function because music production can be an isolated business and it's good to have the opportunity to meet colleagues and swap ideas."
MPG is planning to hold further social events and technical seminars at regular intervals throughout the year, with dates to be posted soon on the organisation's website.
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