Taking place at the Café De Paris, London, on 16 February, the 2012 MPG Awards will recognise the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK’s music industry.
The winner of the Music Producers Guild’s Producer of the Year Award also receives a BRIT Award for Best Producer, and both awards will be presented at the Music Producers Guild’s Awards ceremony.
MPG chairman Steve Levine commented: “An MPG Award is highly coveted by recording professionals because it represents an endorsement by your peers. Whilst anyone can nominate, only full members of the MPG are allowed to vote for the shortlist and therefore the results are relevant to the creative value of our industry. To win an MPG Award shows that you recognised to be at the top of your game as a recording professional.”
The shortlists for each category (in no particular order) are as follows:
Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BPI BRITS 2012:
Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Prism Sound:
Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Mastering Engineer of the Year:
Live Production of the Year, sponsored by Shure:
Jools Holland TV Series
Radiohead – Live in Praha
The Who – Live at Leeds/Hull
UK Album of the Year 2011, sponsored by Universal Audio:
Adele – 21
Everything, Everything – Man Alive
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
UK Single of the Year 2011:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Noah & The Whale – l.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n
Anna Calvi – Desire
Re-mixer of the Year, sponsored by Novation:
Starsmith (Finlay Dow-Smith)
Breakthrough Producer of the Year, sponsored by Deep Recording Studios:
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec:
International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
International Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite:
The Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be presented to Beggars Group founder Martin Mills, while the recipient of the Joe Meek Legacy Award, sponsored by Joe Meek, will be announced at the ceremony in February.
The Unsung Hero Award will be voted for by the readers of Pro Sound News Europe – the Music Producers Guild’s media partner for this event. Vote now for your Unsung Hero.
Tickets for the Music Producers Guild Awards are on sale now. To reserve your ticket, please telephone Karen Poree at Bubble & Squeak: +44 (0) 01442 877 850; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available and anyone interested should contact Sadie Groom on email@example.com.