Projects undertaken for artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran have helped top recording professionals secure a place on this coveted Awards shortlist.
London, UK: Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are just some of the hugely influential producers who have made it onto the short list for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards.
The list, which was announced today, highlights some of the year's major recording projects with artists such as Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Lana del Rey delivering nominations for their respective producers, engineers and remixers.
Steve Levine, chairman of the Music Producers Guild, says: "Once again we had a fantastic response to our request for nominations, with many new names featured in just about every awards category. MPG Full members have now cast their votes to create our shortlist for 2015 and the Award winners will be decided by a panel of judges who will meet before the end of this year."
The Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK’s music industry. 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 Awards ceremony, which takes place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday February 12th. 2015.
The shortlists for each category (in no particular order) are as follows:
UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BRITS 2015:
- Paul Epworth
- Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
- Jake Gosling
Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by RØDE:
- Neil Comber
- Cameron Craig
- Mark Rankin
Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
- Andy Bradfield
- Guy Massey
- Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Apollo & Transco Blanx:
- Matt Colton
- Mandy Parnell
- Tim Young
UK Album of the Year:
- Ed Sheeran - X
- Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
- London Grammar – If You Wait
UK Single Song Release of the Year, sponsored by Shure:
- Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
- Royal Blood – Come On Over
- Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Re-mixer of the Year:
- Jon Hopkins
- James Rutledge
Breakthrough Producer of the Year:
- Cameron Blackwood
- Tom Dalgety
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Alchemea:
- Olga FitzRoy
- Robbie Nelson
- Alexis Smith
International Producer of the Year, sponsored by Lewitt Audio & JHS:
- Dan Aeurbach
- T-Bone Burnett
- Pharrell Williams
Studio of the Year, sponsored by KMR Audio:
- Abbey Road Studios
- AIR Studios
- RAK Studios
The A&R Award:
- Chris Briggs
- Phil Christie
- Korda Marshall
The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced in December, while the recipients of the MPG Innovation Award and the MPG Inspiration Award will be announced at the Awards ceremony in February, 2015.
Tickets for the MPG Awards 2015 are now available.
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About Music Producers Guild:
The Music Producers Guild is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest. The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers.