James Ford, Matt Wiggins and Strongroom among 2019 MPG Awards big winners

The annual ceremony took place on February 28 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel
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James Ford, Matt Wiggins and Strongroom Studios were among the big winners at last night’s (February 28) 2019 MPG Awards.

The annual ceremony, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, saw a host of big names turn out to celebrate the studio sector’s biggest achievements over the past 12 months.

Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford scooped the coveted UK Producer of the Year, while Matt Wiggins won Recording Engineer of the Year and Strongroom was crowned Studio of the Year.

Elsewhere, Dani Bennett Spragg was named Breakthrough Recording Engineer of the Year (you can read an in-depth interview with Spragg in the upcoming March issue of PSNEurope) with David Wrench emerging victorious in the Mix Engineer of the Year category.

Grime icon Skepta was honoured with the 2019 Inspiration Award, while legendary producer Hugh Padgham received the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award - you can read PSNEurope’s interview with Padgham here.

This year’s Special Recognition Award went to Rockfield Studios founder Kingsley Ward.

You can view the full list of winners below.

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Flare Audio

James Ford

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

Matt Wiggins

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios

David Wrench

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Synchro Arts
Shura

Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite

Dilip Harris

Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio

Jon Hopkins

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec

Dani Bennett Spragg

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by RME

Greg Kurstin

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio

Mandy Parnell

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio

Everything Everything: A Fever Dream

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

Anna Calvi: Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy

The A&R Award, sponsored by DAFT Studios

Gilles Peterson

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Soundgas

Strongroom

The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note

Skepta

Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, sponsored by PPL

Hugh Padgham

The Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Steinberg

Rockfield Studios founder Kingsley Ward.

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