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MPG to host training event on new industry-standard broadcast WAV format

By | Published on Monday 31 March 2014


The Music Producers Guild has announced an event next week to provide information on the new Broadcast WAV file format.

As previously reported, the MPG has been campaigning for some time to improve metadata on WAV files, specifically calling for ISRC codes to be embedded as standard to allow better tracking of music used for audio broadcast. Having gained traction with this campaign, this event aims to educate mastering engineers in using the new format before it becomes the new industry standard.

Alchemy Mastering’s Barry Grint, who will lead the event, told CMU: “Our event on 9 Apr is the only opportunity mastering engineers will have to understand and prepare for this format change. Each of our [digital audio workstation] sponsors will demonstrate how the ISRC embedding process fits within their workflow, and how they are working together to ensure seamless exchange of the data between all of the workstations”.

He continued: “This is a massive step forward for the industry and we really hope that mastering engineers and other recording professionals who are interested in ISRC will take the opportunity to come along and learn more”.

The event will take place at the Hospital Club in London. For more information and to register, go here.