“Our Awards are obviously gaining popularity and status as this year over 500 individual names have been nominated in the various award categories,” said MPG (Music Producers Guild) chairman Steve Levine. “We are thrilled by this as it shows just how much talent and creativity there is in the sphere of the recording professional – and how much these people value receiving an award that has been judged by their peers.”
The MPG Awards were created to recognise the achievements of the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers. The 2013 Awards will take place at the Café de Paris in London on February 7th 2013. As in previous years, the winner of the MPG UK Producer of the Year category will automatically win a BRIT Award for Best Producer.
There are 18 award categories in total – three of which are at the bequest of the MPG Awards committee. However, MPG Full Members are entitled to vote for the following categories and are encouraged to do so before the closing date of November 30th 2012.
UK Producer of the Year – sponsored by the BRIT Awards
International Producer of the Year – sponsored by British Grove
Breakthrough Producer of the Year
Recording Engineer of the Year
International Recording Engineer of the Year – sponsored by KMR Audio
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
Mix Engineer of the Year – sponsored by Solid State Logic
Mastering Engineer of the Year – sponsored by Radial
Re-mixer of the Year
UK Album of the Year
UK Single Song Release of the Year
Live Production of the Year – Sponsored by Shure
Studio of the Year – in association with Pro Sound News Europe
The A&R Award
The Unsung Hero Award
Instructions on how to log in and vote will be emailed to each Full Member individually. Recording professionals who are eligible to join the MPG as Members still have time to take part in the voting process if they join quickly.
The shortlists will be announced in December, with judging for the final winners taking place in January.
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