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MPG announces 2012 Awards shortlist

Scheduled to take 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.
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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:
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johns

Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Prism Sound:
Dan Austin
Haydn Bendall
Geoff Foster

Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Dave Bascombe
Tom Elmhirst
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Mastering Engineer of the Year:
John Dent
Mandy Parnell
Ray Staff

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:
James Rutledge
Jamie XX
Starsmith (Finlay Dow-Smith)

Breakthrough Producer of the Year, sponsored by Deep Recording Studios:
Stevan Krakovic
James Rutledge
Yogi

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec:
George Apsion
Tom Morris
Lee Slater

International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
T-Bone Burnett
Dimitri Tikpovoi
Butch Vig

International Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite:
Andrew Scheps
Jonathan Shakhovskoy
Craig Silvey

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: karen@bubblesqueak.co.uk.

There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available and anyone interested should contact Sadie Groom on sadie@bubblesqueak.co.uk.

www.mpg.org.uk

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