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MPG announces 2015 Awards shortlist

Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are among the finalists

Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are among the shortlisted producers for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards.

The list, announced today, highlights many of the year’s major recording projects, with artists such as Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Lana del Rey delivering nominations for their respective producers, engineers and remixers. Pictured, centre, is 2014 winner Trisha Wegg of Rak Studios.

Steve Levine, chairman of the Music Producers Guild, says: “Once again we had a fantastic response to our request for nominations, with many new names featured in just about every awards category. MPG full members have now cast their votes to create our shortlist for 2015, and the award winners will be decided by a panel of judges who will meet before the end of this year.”

The winner of the MPG’s Producer of the Year Award also receives a Brit Award for Best Producer. Both awards will be presented at the awards ceremony, which takes place at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel in Vauxhall, London, on 12 February 2015.

The shortlists for each category, in no particular order, are:

UK Producer of the Year (sponsored by the Brits 2015)
Paul Epworth
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory
Jake Gosling

Recording Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Røde)
Neil Comber
Cameron Craig
Mark Rankin

Mix Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Solid State Logic)
Andy Bradfield
Guy Massey
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Mastering Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Apollo and Transco Blanx)
Matt Colton
Mandy Parnell
Tim Young

UK Album of the Year
Ed Sheeran – X
Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
London Grammar – If You Wait

UK Single Song Release of the Year (sponsored by Shure)
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Royal Blood – Come On Over
Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Remixer of the Year
Jon Hopkins
James Rutledge

Breakthrough Producer of the Year:
Cameron Blackwood
Tom Dalgety

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year (sponsored by Alchemea)
Olga FitzRoy
Robbie Nelson
Alexis Smith

International Producer of the Year (sponsored by Lewitt Audio and JHS)
Dan Auerbach
T-Bone Burnett
Pharrell Williams

Studio of the Year (sponsored by KMR Audio)
Abbey Road Studios
AIR Studios
RAK Studios

The A&R Award
Chris Briggs
Phil Christie
Korda Marshall

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced in December, while the recipients of the MPG Innovation Award and the MPG Inspiration Award will be announced at the Aawards ceremony in February.

Tickets are available to order now.