GOVERNMENT ENDORSE INDUSTRY-LED GUIDANCE FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION
MUSIC PRODUCTION GUIDANCE PUBLISHED TO ENABLE PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTION TO RESTART WITH CONFIDENCE AND CLARITY
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Music organisations AIM (Association of Independent Music), BPI (British Phonographic Industry), MPG (Music Producers Guild) and the MU (Musicians’ Union) are today announcing the publication of new Music Production Guidance to support the safe restarting of music and music video production with confidence and clarity.
Developed as part of a working group convened by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), this industry-led guidance has been developed in consultation with colleagues across the music industry, including with musicians, recording studios and rehearsal spaces. Throughout their development there has been extensive dialogue with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.
Like many parts of the UK economy, the music industry has been hard-hit by the effects of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown measures. The live sector has been particularly impacted, but studio recording and video production has also stalled. While early steps have been taken to conduct some studio sessions in a Covid-safe environment, this new guidance is designed to build confidence and support the next stages of getting recording sessions and production up and running again on a wider basis. As lockdown eases, it is vital for the long-term health of the music community and for music fans that production can restart safely and at scale – for its artists, orchestras, labels, retailers and digital services, venues and live sector and all the people that work with them. This guidance puts the safety of everyone working in music at its heart, together with an expert-led, workable approach to making a broad range of music.
This music production guidance covers all professional music and music video production and live music streaming – including spaces where music is written, arranged, rehearsed, produced or captured; and applies to commercial recording or rehearsal studios, scoring stages, production rooms, mastering studios, home studios, home office spaces, other shared working spaces, production and post-production locations, whether in studio or on location.
Separately, guidance is being published for the Performing Arts, which it is hoped will support the live music sector in planning reopening.
The full music production guidance can be read below.
It contains nine key areas
This guidance will continue to be reviewed and updated as further scientific and Government advice evolves.
Paul Pacifico, Chief Executive AIM, said:
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:
Olga Fitzroy, Executive Director MPG, said:
Horace Trubridge, General Secretary Musicians’ Union, said:
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), said:
July 10, 2020 6:37am ET by BPI