The online submissions process for the 2016 MPG Awards, which allows for the names of worthy recording professionals to be put forward for consideration, is now underway.
Now in its eighth year, the Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made to the international music industry by the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers. Previous award winners have included Sir George Martin CBE, Paul Epworth (pictured, centre), Brian Eno, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart, while those previously nominated for MPG Awards have collected over 80 Grammy Awards between them, and have been involved in more than 100 Top 10 UK albums and over 50 Top 10 UK singles in total during their careers.
The 2016 Music Producers Guild Awards will take place on 3 February 2016 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London – a new venue for this event and one that offers the additional space needed to cater for ticket demand, the MPG says.
Once again, the headline sponsor for the Music Producers Guild Awards will be Prism Sound, while other key sponsors include PPL and the BRITS, supporting the Outstanding Contribution and Producer of the Year awards respectively. The winner of the latter automatically receives a BRIT Award for Best Producer.
"This part of the Awards process is open to everyone," said MPG Awards Group Director Tony Platt. "Anyone can submit a name, and indeed we encourage recording professionals to get online and submit their own names rather than relying on other people to do it for them.
"We have been delighted with the year on year increase in submissions for all the categories and the growing recognition being afforded to the role of incredibly talented professionals from all genres. The Music Producers Guild Awards ensure that these creative people are properly acknowledged and credited and therefore it is very important for as many of the eligible people and projects as possible to be represented, so please get online and make sure everyone that has impressed you in the past year gets the credit they deserve."
The submissions process for 2016 will remain live until 30 September. There are 12 Award categories that are open for submissions, while the remaining three (Outstanding Contribution, Award for Innovation and Award for Inspiration) are in the gift of the MPG.
The MPG 2016 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
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 2016 Awards categories in the gift of the MPG are:
The MPG Innovation Award
The MPG Inspiration Award
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music