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EDITOR’S LETTER CHAIN HOISTS • CONTROL SYSTEMS • SOLUTIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! No doubt some of you reading this will remember the very first issue of Total Production - which coincidentally also featured Damon Albarn on the front cover! - and I don’t mean to make you feel your age (you don’t look it, honestly - especially you, Damo!), but this is our 20-year anniversary issue! So much has changed since the magazine’s inception, and we’re so very thankful for your continued support and readership (and drinking abilities). Gorillaz grace our front page this issue, and having never watched the band or seen their production live before, I was more than uplifted upon leaving the arena after I had. It’s such a fun, emotion-spanning show to witness, that I’d recommend you catch it next time they play near you. And if you too feel like joining a gospel choir afterwards, well, you’ve got my number! Ste and Stew have been in full backstage journo mode & deliver articles on the contrasting concerts of Ibiza Classics and Queens Of The Stone Age, respectively. Not to mention, lots of other original content including Neuron Pro Audio’s demo day success with Danley Sound Labs, a peek inside the powerhouse that is lighting rental partner to the Eurovision Song Contest, Litecom, and a chat with the latest Production Futures interviewees, ON LX, recipients of a TPi Breakthrough Talent Award. Nice one lads! Speaking of which, this is the last edition before we undertake the TPi Awards 2018! If you’re attending on 26 February, be sure to say hello. We’re hosting our TPi Daytime sessions again; the PSA’s Andy Lenthall will host the talk on Training, Education & Career Development, and I’ll be chairing the Mental Health & Crew Welfare session. I hope to see you there & I’m excited to see what positive changes a group of passionate thinkers & debaters can achieve! 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Subscription enquiries to: Subscriptions, Mondiale Publishing Limited, Strawberry Studios, Watson Square, Stockport, SK1 3AZ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161 476 5580 Fax: +44 (0)161 476 0456 e-mail: TOTAL PRODUCTION INTERNATIONAL is a controlled circulation magazine, published 12 times a year by Mondiale Publishing Limited under licence. ISSN 1461-3786 Copyright © 2017 Mondiale Publishing Limited. All contents of this publication are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, in any form whatsoever, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this publication but neither Mondiale Publishing Ltd, nor the Editor, can be held responsible for its contents or any consequential loss or damage resulting from information published. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Publishers or Editor. 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