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MPG announces 2010 awards

MPG announces 2010 awards

The Music Producers Guild has announced that plans for the second MPG Awards are already underway to ensure that the event is once again an acclaimed success.

Scheduled for February 11th, 2010, the awards ceremony will again take place at Cafe de Paris, London. The lavish venue has been chosen to provide an ideal backdrop to an event that is set to become an annual highlight on the recording industry’s calendar.

The MPG Awards recognise the enormous contribution that recording professionals make to the success of the UK’s music industry and present sponsors with an ideal opportunity to raise their profile within the recording community. Headline sponsor of the 2010 ceremony will be Prism Sound and Sadie.

The winner of the Music Producers Guild Producer of the Year Award automatically receives a Brit Award for Best Producer. There are also categories for engineers, mixers, re-mixers and programmers, plus awards for Best Mastering Engineer, Best Newcomer and Unsung Hero (who could be anyone from a runner to a studio receptionist).

Winning a Music Producers Guild Award is not just an honour – it can also help boost business, as British Grove Studios, winner of the 2009 Award for Best Recording Facility, has discovered.

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Studio manager David Stewart explained: “We were thrilled to be recognised as the UK’s Best Recording Facility, especially as the Award was voted for by working producers and engineers who have plenty of opportunity to compare different facilities on the market. Since winning our Music Producers Guild Award I’m delighted to say that we’ve seen a steady increase in enquiries.  Undoubtedly the great publicity we received has been very good for business and that is always welcome, especially in these uncertain economic times.”

British Grove Studios is currently busy putting the finishing touches to Mark Knopfler’s new album and has also recently recorded the cast album for the hit musical Sister Act.

Sadie Groom, managing director of show organiser Bubble & Squeak, commented: "As the organiser of the Music Producers Guild Awards, it is great to see the level of interest from all sides of the industry including sponsors, press both trade and mainstream and associations. Sponsors in particular were pleased with their return on investment and the ease of making new contacts on the evening and networking with old ones. We are working on the 2010 awards now and have some sponsorship opportunities left if companies would like to take part in this great event."

For more details telephone Sadie Groom: +44 (0) 207 287 4262 or email: sadie@bubblesqueak.co.uk.

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