Robin Millar's keynote speech at the first ARP Conference

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Audio Files from the MPG Breaking Records Masterclass

Record Producer / Mixer Arranger, Guitarist / composer Robin Millar's website

The man behind Sade, Robin is one of the UK's most successful ever Record and Music Producers, and honorary patron of the Music Producers Guild.  His productions have sold 55 million copies worldwide, including 44 number 1 hits and have grossed over £400 million. Robin has been awarded over 150 Platinum, Gold and Silver discs. As well as the following industry awards; 3 ASCAP awards; a Brit Award; 4 American Black Music Awards; 2 French Victoires DE La Musique Awards; Vibe Magazine Award 1999 ‘Top 3 R and B songs Ever’ [Sade ‘Sweetest Taboo’]; MIDEM award, 3 BASF Awards; in 1995 a 3M Visionary Award for outstanding technical and artistic merit in music and in 2000 the Windrush Award for his work for ethnic minorities.

Notable artists worked with include: Sade (Diamond Life, Promise CDs), Everything but the Girl (Eden, Love Not Money CDs), Fine Young Cannibals, Opening Ceremony Music 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Black, Big Country, Paul Weller, Gil Scott-Heron, Randy Crawford, Men at Work, Ive Mendes, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Paul Young, The Christians, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, David Gray, Mint Juleps, Barbara Hendricks, Mario Frangulis, Sir Willard White, Chrissie Hynde, Alison Moyet, Ruthie Henshall, Mick Hucknall, Zakir Hussein, Gary Kemp, Malcolm Mclaren, Hiroshima, Herbie Hancock, Kate Bush, Working Week, Weekend, Scritti Politti, Martin Stevenson and the Dainties, Kane Gang, Pale Fountains, Catherine Deneuve, Francoise Hardy, Patricia Kaas, Elsa, Ute Lemper, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Levine Hudson, The Bhundu Boys, Tom Robinson, Johnny Marr, ‘Absolute Beginners’ Soundtrack, Paramount Pictures ‘And Now Ladies and Gentlemen’ Soundtrack, Global Cinema and TV Ad Campaigns for Renault, Freeserve Wanadoo, Cadbury’s and others.





Breaking Records Masterclass Event at London College of Music
(read Mike Collins’ report for the MPG)
In March 2007 the Music Producers Guild Chairman Mike Howlett, the ARP team Katia Isakoff & Simon Zagorski-Thomas and LCM’s Larry Whelan organised the ‘Breaking Records’ Masterclass event, which was hosted by London College of Music at Thames Valley University.

The illustrious panel was Chaired by Mike Howlett (MPG Chairman) and featured: Jerry Boys (REM, Buena Vista Social Club, Ry Cooder, Steeleye Span), Mick Glossop (Van Morrison, Frank Zappa, The Waterboys, The Wonder Stuff, Public Image, The Ruts) and Robin Millar (Sade, Everything but the Girl, Black, Fine Young Cannibals)  

This was the first in a series of planned MPG/ARP Masterclasses where the world's finest producers and engineers deconstruct some of their favourite productions giving valuable insight into their methods and production secrets….and sometimes happy accidents. 

Robin Millar’s chosen recording was:

Artist : Sade
Song : Sweetest Taboo
Album : Promise
Buy/Listen : Amazon
Website : Sade

(please note it is highly recommended that you listen to the original recordings from the CD album)

Special Interview: Robin Millar on the Music Industry & Education
by Will Thoms (LCM Graduate BA (Hons) Music Technology & MA Audio Technology)

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