Nominations open for 2014 MPG Awards

Nominations for the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014 opened on Monday, as the industry event that recognises the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers prepares for its biggest year to date.
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Nominations for the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014 opened on Monday, as the industry event that recognises the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers prepares for its biggest year to date. Hosted for the first time at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday 13 February 2014, the MPG Awards 2014 will award 15 different categories of music production including the UK Producer of the Year, International Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Producer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to UK Music. Now in its sixth year, the MPG Awards celebrate the best and brightest talent in the history of music recording, along with the industry’s rising stars. The MPG Awards count the likes of Paul Epworth, Al O’Connell, Plan B and Sir George Martin CBE amongst previous winners and the winner of the UK Producer of the Year category will automatically win a BRIT Award for Best Producer. The nominations process, running until Monday 14 October, allows anyone to put the names of any worthwhile recording professional forward for many of the 15 MPG Awards 2014 categories. Nominations can be made via www.mpgawards.com with producers and engineers being actively encouraged to nominate themselves. The MPG 2014 Awards categories are: UK Producer of the Year International Producer of the Year Breakthrough Producer of the Year Recording Engineer of the Year Breakthrough Engineer of the Year Mix Engineer of the Year Mastering Engineer of the Year Re-mixer of the Year UK Album of the Year UK Single Song Release of the Year Studio of the Year The A&R Award The MPG Innovation Award The MPG Inspiration Award Outstanding Contribution to UK Music MPG chairman Steve Levine said: “The Music Producers Guild Award brings those responsible for the creation of music loved around the world into the spotlight to give them the recognition they deserve. With a bigger venue and new categories, the MPG Awards 2014 is going to be the best yet and I would encourage everyone to make their nominations for one or all of the categories and then join us in February for a celebration of the very best of production talent.”

(Pictured above are former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Glyn Johns – winner of ther 2013 MPG Inspiration Award – and Prism Sound's Ian Dennis)
www.mpgawards.com

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