This year’s awards' eligibility period is for releases from October 1 2022 to September 30 2023.
Submissions are the first stage in the MPG’s thorough Awards process. Once names are submitted and checked as eligible against each Award criterion, MPG Full Members vote to create a shortlist, which will be presented to the judging panel and announced to the press and public in March. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.
The MPG reports that nominations have doubled from last year, with 650 individual entrees. A combination of a new streamlined voting system and extensive social media campaign has helped with the rise and combined with the new increased capacity venue is a sign of things to come.
The MPG 2024 Awards categories are as follows:
Producer of the Year sponsored by Flare Audio
Writer-Producer of the Year sponsored by Novation
Breakthrough Producer of the Year
Self-Producing Artist sponsored by Focusrite Scarlett
Recording Engineer of the Year sponsored by AMS Neve
Rising Star (Breakthrough) sponsored by PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc
Mix Engineer of the Year
Mastering Engineer of the Year
Vocal Producer of the Year
Unsung Hero sponsored by Musicians Union
Studio of the Year sponsored by Neumann
Original Score Recording of the Year
Album of the Year
Dolby Atmos Mixer of The Year sponsored by Dolby
The MPG Inspiration Award sponsored by Audio Note
The MPG Icon Award sponsored by Solid State Logic
The MPG Special Recognition Award
PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music
In its 16th year, the awards celebrate the best of UK Music Production talent working behind the scenes in the British music industry. This year sees the MPG partnering with Mix With The Masters.
“We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Music Producers Guild Awards,” says Victor Levy-Lasne, co-founder, Mix With Masters. “Through this collaboration, Mix With The Masters aims to continue shining a light on the creatives that are driving our music culture forward. We look forward to the awards ceremony in April, where we will celebrate all of the remarkable talent and achievements of the British industry."
Dolby will be the headline sponsor again with others confirmed including, PPL (PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music) Flare Audio (Producer Of The Year), Audio Note (Inspiration Award), AMS Neve (Recording Engineer of the Year) and PACE (Rising Star, breakthrough).
Jane Gillard, Head of Music Partnerships, Europe for Dolby says: "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Music Producers Guild Awards for the third consecutive year. Dolby is deeply committed to championing excellence and innovation in music, and the MPG Awards provide an exceptional platform to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the industry. Here's to another year of honouring excellence and pushing the limits in music production."
“After an amazing sell out show last year, we’re excited to present what is going to be our biggest and best yet,” says MPG executive director, Matt Taylor. “It’s clear that the MPG Awards is now firmly one of the premier events of the awards calendar. Ours is the only ceremony in the UK which celebrates the best and brightest in all areas of music production. So, with a growing venue, audience, and now partnerships, this year’s event will establish the MPG Award’s identity as the premier event for music production. We look forward to seeing you all at The Troxy in April 2024.”
Previous MPG award winners include Paul Epworth (Adele), Nile Rodgers, FKA Twigs, Marta Salogni (Björk, Animal Collective, Anna Meredith and Bon Iver), Fraser T Smith, Kid Harpoon, Francine Perry, Matt Taylor, Dr Susan Rodgers (Prince) and Joan Armatrading.
The ceremony will take place at The Troxy on April 25 2024 with the pre-drink reception sponsored by Apogee. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now at non member and member rates.
Check out who won at last year's MPG Awards.