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MPG Awards 2011 shortlist revealed

The 2011 edition of the Music Producers Guild (UK) Awards will take place at Floridita, London, on 9 February. Nominations were “significantly up on last year”, says chairman Steve Levine (pictured).
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The 2011 edition of the Music Producers Guild (UK) Awards will take place at Floridita, London, on 9 February. Nominations were “significantly up on last year”, says chairman Steve Levine (pictured).

Levine added that the MPG was “delighted with the response. These awards are only in their third year but the response indicates just how coveted an MPG Award is to those recording professionals who work so hard to create the music that we all enjoy.”

As an integral part of the music industry calendar, the Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK 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.

After receiving nominations for qualifying people in each category, the shortlist was voted on by full members of the Music Producers Guild. Those chosen will now be put before a final judging panel, with the winners being announced at the Awards ceremony.

The shortlist for UK Album of the Year 2010 has received an exceptional number of nominations. In order to maintain voting integrity, this category is currently subject to a second vote to decide the final three on the shortlist.

The shortlists for each category (in no particular order) are as follows:

Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BPI BRITS 2011:
Markus Dravs
Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Mike Pela

Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Prism Sound:
Phil Brown
Matt Lawrence
Tony Platt

Mix Engineer of the Year:
Mark Rankin
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Cenzo Townsend

Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by SADiE
John Davis
Ray Staff
Tim Young

Live Album/DVD of the year, sponsored by Shure:
Electric Proms
iTunes Sessions
The Who – Live From Hull

UK Single of the Year 2010:
Biffy Clyro – ‘God and Satan’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Paloma Faith – ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’
Plan B – ‘She Said’

Re-mixer of the Year:
Freemasons
Simon Gogerly
James Rutledge

The Joe Meek Award for Innovation in Production, sponsored by Joe Meek International:
Bjork
Trevor Horn
Tony Visconti

Breakthrough Producer of the Year, sponsored by Deep Recording Studios:
Eliot James
Labrinth (Timothy McKenzie)
Starsmith (Finlay Dow-Smith)

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year:
Jake Jackson
Stevan Krakovic
Andy Savours

Best Studio, sponsored by Robertson Taylor:
AIR Studios
Livingston Studios
Metropolis
Strongroom

International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
T-Bone Burnett
Daniel Lanois
Stuart Price

The Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced shortly.

The final award, for Unsung Hero, is being voted for by the readers of Pro Sound News Europe, the MPG’s media partner for the event. Voting is open to all, but the ballot will close on 21 December. Find out more information on Unsung Hero here, then place your vote here.

Tickets for the Music Producers Guild Awards are now on sale, so book now to avoid disappointment. To reserve your ticket, please telephone Sadie Groom at Bubble & Squeak; +44 (0) 01442 877 850; sadie@bubblesqueak.co.uk.

There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available and anyone interested should contact Sadie Groom.

www.mpgawards.co.uk

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