The great and good from the world of music production are set to descend on London’s Cafe de Paris tonight (February 16th), as the Music Producers Guild 2012 ceremony prepares to celebrate the industry’s finest achievements.
The coveted Producer of the Year Award sees revered producers Flood, Paul Epworth and Ethan Johns up for nomination, while Dan Austin, Haydn Bendall and Geoff Foster occupy the shortlist for the Recording Engineer of the Year Award.
Furthermore, the winner of the Music Producers Guild’s Producer of the Year Award also receives a BRIT Award for Best Producer, and both awards will be presented at the MPG’s Awards ceremony.
MPG chairman Steve Levine, said: “An MPG Award is highly coveted by recording professionals because it represents an endorsement by your peers. Whilst anyone can nominate, only full members of the MPG are allowed to vote for the shortlist and therefore the results are relevant to the creative value of our industry. To win an MPG Award shows that you recognised to be at the top of your game as a recording professional.”
Audio Pro International will provide a full rundown of the evening’s developments and big winners.
See below for a shortlist for each category.
Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BPI BRITS 2012
Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Prism Sound
Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Mastering Engineer of the Year
Live Production of the Year, sponsored by Shure
Jools Holland TV Series
Radiohead – Live in Praha
The Who – Live at Leeds/Hull
UK Album of the Year 2012, sponsored by Universal Audio
Adele – 21
Everything, Everything – Man Alive
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
UK Single of the Year 2012
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Noah & The Whale – l.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n
Anna Calvi - Desire
Re-mixer of the Year, sponsored by Novation
Starsmith (Finlay Dow-Smith)
Breakthrough Producer of the Year, sponsored by Deep Recording Studios
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec
International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
International Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite
The Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be presented to Beggars Group founder Martin Mills, while the recipient of the Joe Meek Legacy Award, sponsored by Joe Meek, will be announced at the Awards ceremony.