The Music Producers Guild Awards 2016 is underway with the official opening of the online submissions process, which allows for the names of worthy recording professionals to be put forward for Awards consideration.
Many past winners are friends and fans of Pro Tools Expert and many of the MPG sponsors are partners with Pro Tools Expert, so MPG really is part of the family.
"This part of the Awards process is open to everyone," says MPG Awards Group Director Tony Platt. "Anyone can submit a name, and indeed we encourage recording professionals to get on line at www.mpgawards.com and submit their own names rather than relying on other people to do it for them."
Now in its eighth year, the Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made to the international music industry by the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers. Previous award winners have included Sir George Martin CBE, Paul Epworth, Brian Eno, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart, while those previously nominated for MPG Awards have over 80 Grammy Awards between them and have been involved in over 100 Top 10 UK albums and over 50 Top 10 UK singles during their careers.
The 2016 Music Producers Guild Awards will take place on February 3rd, 2016, at the prestigious Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London – a new venue for this event and one that offers the additional space needed to cater for ticket demand.
Once again, the headline sponsor for the Music Producers Guild Awards will be Prism Sound, a Queen's Award-winning company that manufacturers specialist equipment for the pro audio and broadcast industries. Other key sponsors include PPL and the BRITS, which respectively support the Outstanding Contribution and Producer of the Year awards (the winner of the latter automatically receives a BRIT for Best Producer).
"I can’t stress enough how important the submissions are to the voting and judging process of our Awards," Tony Platt adds. "We have been delighted with the year on year increase in submissions for all the categories and the growingrecognition being afforded to the role of incredibly talented professionals from all genres. The Music Producers Guild Awards ensure that these creative people are properly acknowledged and credited and therefore it is very important for as many of the eligible people and projects as possible to be represented, so please get online and make sure everyone that has impressed you in the past year gets the credit they deserve."
The submissions process for 2016 will remain live until September 30th 2015 to ensure that everyone has plenty of time to put suitable names forward for consideration. There are 12 Award categories that are open for submissions, while the remaining three (Outstanding Contribution, Award for Innovation and Award for Inspiration) are in the gift of the MPG.
The MPG 2016 Awards categories open for public submission are:
- UK Producer of the Year
- International Producer of the Year
- Breakthrough Producer of the Year
- Recording Engineer of the Year
- Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
- Mix Engineer of the Year
- Mastering Engineer of the Year
- Re-mixer of the Year
- UK Album of the Year
- UK Single Song Release of the Year
- Studio of the Year
- The A&R Award
The MPG 2016 Awards categories in the gift of the MPG are:
- The MPG Innovation Award
- The MPG Inspiration Award
- Outstanding Contribution to UK Music
Tickets for the MPG Awards 2016 are now available to order through the website. For full details of prices and offers please visit www.mpgawards.com/tickets.
About Music Producers Guild (UK):
The Music Producers Guild (UK) 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.