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Submissions now open for the MPG Awards 2020

The MPG aims to recognise rising stars as well as more established industry players and greatly encourages submissions from music industry professionals as well as the general public

Jarvis Cocker and Mandy Parnell (winner of Mastering Engineer of the Year).
Photo by Lee Thomas.

Submissions for the Music Producer’s Guild 2020 Awards are now open until midnight on September 15.

The MPG aims to recognise rising stars as well as more established industry players and greatly encourages submissions from music industry professionals as well as the general public. Anyone can submit a name against one of the 13 award categories (the remaining Awards are in the gift of the MPG).

Previous winners, include James FordDani Bennett Spragg, Skepta, Youth, Paul Epworth, FKA Twigs, Brian Eno, Roni SizeCatherine Marks, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart.

Submissions are the first stage in the MPG’s thorough Awards process. Once names are submitted and checked as eligible against each Award criterion, MPG Full Members vote to create a shortlist, which is presented to the judging panel and announced to press and public in November. Winners are then announced at the ceremony.

Tony Platt, managing director of the MPG Awards commented: “We have invested a great deal of time and effort over the years into refining the most transparent and open process for choosing the winners of the MPG Awards. It can only function to its full potential with the widest cohort of people engaging in the process. We have been delighted to see the growing diversity of Award winners in the last few years but we know this can be better and we need your help to achieve this. So please make your submissions, please spread the word amongst your colleagues and please become a voting Full Member so you can help us to make a real difference”.

Damon Albarn and James Ford: James won UK Producer of the Year.  Photo by Lee Thomas.

The MPG Awards are set to take place on February 27 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.  Early bird tickets will go on-sale September 23 via the MPG website.

The MPG has also named Help Musicians UK as its preferred charity for the 2020 Awards. There will be an option to donate to the charity when purchasing tickets.

The MPG 2019 Awards categories open for public submission 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

Self-Producing Artist 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 2020 Awards categories in the gift of the MPG are:

The MPG Inspiration Award,

PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music

The Special Recognition Award

You can make submissions here.

You can also find out who won this year’s awards here.

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