MPG Awards 2013 reveals nominations

Sir George Martin will receive the Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL.

Following a record number of nominations for its Awards, the Music Producers Guild today announced the names of those shortlisted in each of the 2013 Music Producers Guild Awards categories.

Albums by Florence & The Machine, The Maccabees, Alt-J, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith delivered nominations for UK producers Paul Epworth, Bruno Ellingham & Tim Goldsworthy, Charlie Andrew and Jake Gosling, while in the international categories, The Black Keys and Jack White delivered multiple nominations for their producers and engineers.

Now in its fifth year, the Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK's music industry. The awards take place on 7 February at Café de Paris in London.

The full shortlist is as follows:

UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BRITS 2013
Damon Albarn
Paul Epworth
Jake Gosling

Recording Engineer of the Year
Haydn Bendall
Guy Massey
Al O'Connell

Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic
Tom Elmhirst
Alan Moulder
Mark 'Spike' Stent

Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Radial
Matt Colton
Mandy Parnell
Ray Staff

Live Production of the Year, sponsored by Shure
Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011
Bon Iver at Air Studios
The Olympics – Opening Ceremony

UK Album of the Year
Paloma Faith – Fall To Grace
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
Ed Sheeran - +

UK Single Song Release of the Year
Paloma Faith – Picking Up the Pieces
Plan B - Ill Manors
The Maccabees – Pelican
Ed Sheeran – Lego House

Re-mixer of the Year, sponsored by Novation
Mathew Herbert
UNKLE
Jamie xx

Breakthrough Producer of the Year, in association with Sound on Sound, sponsored Focusrite
Charlie Andrew
Bruno Ellingham and Tim Goldsworthy
Jake Gosling

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec
Dan Austin
Charlie Hugall
Lee Slater

International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios
Danger Mouse (Brian Burton)
Max Martin
Jack White

International Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by KMR Audio
Tchad Blake
Vance Powell
Dave Sardy

Studio of the Year, sponsored by Pro Sound News Europe
Black Wookie Studios
RAK Studios
Snap! Studios
Sphere Studios

The A&R Award
Darcus Beese (Universal Island)
Korda Marshall (Infectious Music)
Richard Russell (XL Recordings)

The Unsung Hero Award
Mark Thompson (Funky Junk/Snap Studios)
Sarah Liversedge (The Movement/BDI)
Rebecca de la Porta & Paul Walmsley (Polydor/Fiction)

Sir George Martin CBE (pictured above right) will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL. Best known for the integral part he played in the success of the Beatles, Sir George has a career spanning more than six decades, with 30 Number One hits and over one billion records sold.