The Music Producers Guild opened submissions for its 2019 Awards on 3 September and is calling on all recording professionals, their management companies and the public at large to get onboard and submit the names of people they think are worthy of one of these prestigious gongs.
Running until midnight on 15 September, this year’s window for submissions is shorter than in previous years and for this reason the MPG is encouraging people to act quickly so that they avoid disappointment.
With a roll call of previous award winners that includes Sir George Martin CBE, Youth, Paul Epworth, FKA Twigs, Brian Eno, Roni Size, Catherine Marks, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart, the MPG Awards are widely regarded as a key event in the UK music industry calendar. Their aim is to recognise and reward the best and brightest talent in music recording, along with the industry’s rising stars.
Submissions are the first stage in the MPG’s robust Awards process. Anyone can submit a name to 13 of the Award categories (the remaining Awards are in the gift of the MPG). Once names are submitted and checked as eligible against each Award criteria, MPG Full Members vote to create a shortlist, which is presented to the judging panel in December. Eligible recording professionals who want to be part of the entire process but are not yet MPG members can join MPG by following this link.
Existing members who wish to upgrade to Full Member status should log into the MPG site and go to MY ACCOUNT/MEMBERSHIP DETAILS in the menu bar.
“The MPG has worked tirelessly to raise the status of the UK’s highly skilled recording professionals and our Awards, which over 10 years have built up an integrity respected throughout the production community, are hugely important in championing their creativity and talent,” said Tony Platt, managing director of MPG Awards.
“Submissions have increased every year, as have the number of musical genres represented, but there is always room for more. The MPG would like to encourage as many people as possible to take part – both in the submissions process and as voting Full Members - so that we have a truly diverse range of recording professionals in with a chance of winning.”