Catherine Marks, Imogen Heap, Marta Salogni and Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley were among the big winners at the 2018 MPG Awards, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House (March 1).
Marks, who won the Breakthrough Producer award back in 2016 and has since produced and worked on acclaimed albums for the likes of The Big Moon, The Amazons, Manchester Orchestra and St. Vincent, scooped the coveted UK Producer Of The Year Award, while Salogni, who mixed Bjork’s 2017 LP Utopia took home the Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year gong.
Heap, meanwhile, was honoured with the MPG Inspiration award, and Langer and Winstanley were jointly recognised with the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music award.
Elsewhere, Manon Grandjean received the Recording Engineer Of The Year award, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent won in the Mix Engineer Of The Year category and Jolyon Thomas emerged victorious as Breakthrough Producer Of The Year.
Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee was named International Producer Of The Year and Matt Colton picked dup the Mastering Engineer Of The Year award.
Studio Of The Year went to Abbey Road, while the MPG Special Recognition award went to Colin Sanders.
Tony Platt, MPG Awards managing director, said of the event: “We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of MPG Awards and it is especially encouraging to see the emergence of so much fresh new talent alongside the success of earlier breakthrough winners and the deserved recognition for more established talent. I think we have every right to be proud of the milestone this represents – long may it continue.”
For a full list of 2018 MPG Award winners and sponsors, please see the list below:
UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio
PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music:
Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley
Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve:
Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios:
UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio:
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human
UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure:
Royal Blood – Lights Out
Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation:
Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite:
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec:
International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee
Self Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio:
Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)
Studio Of The Year, sponsored by RME:
The A&R Award, sponsored by The Association of Independent Music (AIM):
The MPG Special Recognition Award sponsored by Solid State Logic:
The MPG Award For Inspiration, sponsored by Audio Note:
Want more stories like this sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our free daily newsletter here.