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Women make a difference on the 2018 MPG Awards shortlist

Women make a difference on the 2018 MPG Awards shortlist
Colby  Ramsey

Recording

06 November 2017: By Colby Ramsey

Nearly a quarter of those nominated for the awards, now in its 10th year, are female.

The 2018 MPG Awards has revealed a shortlist in which nearly a quarter of those nominated are female.

Catherine Marks, Manon Grandjean, Lorde, Marta Salogni, Steph Marziano, Mandy Parnell, Adele White and Jane Third have all been shortlisted for the awards for their various production, engineering, mastering and A&R talents.

The artists they have worked with are among the music industry’s most successful and critically acclaimed names and include Stomzy, The Amazons, London Grammar, The xx, Kasabian, Feist, Goldfrapp, Frank Ocean and Slaves.

Now in its 10th year, the MPG Awards feature 15 award categories that celebrate the best and brightest talent in music production, along with the industry’s rising stars. Previous award winners have included Sir George Martin CBE, FKA Twigs, Roni Size, Sylvia Massy, Brian Eno, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart.

Final judging for the 2018 Awards will take place at RAK Studios on 4 December 2017 and the winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 1 March 2018 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, where broadcaster and breakfast show presenter Shaun Keaveny will be the host.

“Winning or being nominated for the MPG Awards shortlist is a huge honour - it’s a big acknowledgement and achievement to even be considered,” said artist and producer Youth, who received the PPL-sponsored MPG Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music in 2016. “What’s great about the MPG Awards is that they recognise the diversity of the music industry – something that is very important today. It’s refreshing to see that the 2018 shortlist includes men and women from lots of different backgrounds and genres.”

The shortlists for each of the MPG 2018 Awards categories (in no particular order) are as follows:

UK Producer Of The Year

Catherine Marks
Charlie Andrew
Tom Dalgety

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

Manon Grandjean
Matt Wiggins
Avril Mackintosh

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic

Cenzo Townshend
David Wrench
Mark 'Spike' Stent

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation

Ewan Pearson
Matthew Herbert
UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite

Ben Baptie
Guy Massey
Jolyon Thomas 

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

Brian Eno
Glass Animals (Dave Bayley)
Sleaford Mods (Jason Williamson & Andrew Fearn)

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec

Jake Gordon
Marta Salogni
Steph Marziano

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios

Garret 'Jacknife' Lee
Lorde
T Bone Burnett

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios

Barry Grint
Mandy Parnell
Matt Colton

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio

alt-J: 'RELAXER'
Glass Animals: 'How To Be A Human Being'
Royal Blood: 'How Did We Get So Dark?'

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

Arcade Fire: 'Everything Now'
Harry Styles: 'Sign Of The Times'
Royal Blood: 'Lights Out'

The A&R Award

Adele White
Ben Durling
Jane Third

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by RME

Abbey Road Studios
RAK Studios
Strongroom Studios

The MPG 2018 Awards categories in the gift of the MPG are:

The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL

Tickets for the 2018 MPG Awards are now on sale. For price information and bookings, click here.