The Music Producers Guild Awards is 10 years old, and to mark the occasion, organisers are promising that the next ceremony, which takes place in London on March 1st 2018, will be the biggest, best and the glitziest yet. Next year's event will be hosted by broadcaster, Shaun Keaveney (pictured).
Over the last decade the role of the music producer has really come to the fore, with top names such as Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Paul Epworth and Pharrell generating as much public interest as the artists they work with. This change to the industry’s power structure is in no small part down to the MPG, which has worked tirelessly to raise the status of the UK’s highly skilled recording professionals and, through its hugely popular Awards, champion their creativity and talent.
“In many cases it is the producer, not the label, that brings about artist success,” says Tony Platt, Managing Director of MPG Awards. “This is recognised and acknowledged in our Awards, which have built up an integrity respected throughout the production community.”
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.
To kick-start the 10th Anniversary MPG Awards and ensure that a truly diverse range of recording professionals are in the running to receive a gong, the MPG is opening submissions on August 16th – a process that allows names to be put forward for Awards consideration.
As in previous years, this part of the Music Producers Guild Awards process is open to everyone. There are 13 categories where anyone can submit a name. Recording professionals and studio owners who would like to be considered are strongly recommended to get on line and submit their own names rather than relying on other people to do it for them. Likewise, if you are a manager of a producer, engineer or self-producing artist, now if your chance to put your client’s name forward.