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VMDO Links - The Inaugural Music Producer and Engineers’ Guild of Australia Survey Report

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VMDO Links - The Inaugural Music Producer and Engineers’ Guild of Australia Survey Report

A Discussion about Australia’s Music Production and Engineering Landscape and Opportunities with Anna Laverty

On Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023, the Music Producer and Engineers’ Guild of Australia (MPEG) unveiled the results of its inaugural survey report that provides a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s music production, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.

Established in 2022 by award-winning producer Anna Laverty, alongside foundation directors Cath Haridy & Tom Larkin, MPEG now boasts over 300 members who have worked with some of the world’s most successful artists.

The survey results found that financial stress and self-employed, unregulated working conditions contributed to poor mental health among 19.8% of respondents who are highly skilled producers and engineers.

In May 2023, VMDO supported Anna Laverty to attend The Great Escape festival in the UK, where Anna connected with many international opportunities and delivered a panel discussion on “Building Community to Create Stronger Networks” in partnership with Sounds Australia.

Join us at our next VMDO Links to hear from Anna Laverty and MPEG members, who will unpack the report further and explore opportunities available to producers and engineers who would love to forge a pathway into the international market.

"We hope to use the information in this report to help support and create opportunities for our members to aim higher and achieve more in their careers. We can now also see the massive gaps in our community and hope to nurture new talent into the space. This report will help individual producers and engineers realise that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences and will encourage them to discuss them more freely," Anna Laverty shares.

The panel will end with an open Q&A session followed by some networking drinks.

Attending MPEG members will have the chance to win a Neumann TLM 103 special edition on the day, kindly gifted from our friends at Sennheiser. The TLM 103 is a transformerless cardioid condenser microphone with a gentle presence boost for a stunningly direct sound with breathtaking definition and ultra low noise – a producer’s dream!

The event will be held at the Music Market Event Space at Collingwood Yards. Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 4:30PM with the panel starting at 5:00PM sharp.

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