Nominations for the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014 will open today, Monday 9th September, as the most prestigious event recognising the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers prepares for its biggest year to date.
Set to be hosted at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday 13th February 2014, the MPG Awards 2014 will award fifteen different categories of music production including the UK Producer of the Year, International Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Producer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to UK Music.
Now in its sixth year, the MPG Awards celebrate the best and brightest talent in the history of music recording, along with the industry’s rising stars. The MPG Awards count the likes of Paul Epworth, Al O’Connell, Plan B and Sir George Martin CBE amongst previous winners and the winner of the UK Producer of the Year category will automatically win a BRIT Award for Best Producer.
The nominations process, running until Monday 14th October, allows anyone to put the names of any worthwhile recording professional forward for many of the fifteen MPG Awards 2014 categories. Nominations can be made via www.mpgawards.com with producers and engineers being actively encouraged to nominate themselves.
The MPG 2014 Awards categories 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 Innovation Award
The MPG Inspiration Award
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music
Nominations can be made at www.mpgawards.com
MPG Chairman Steve Levine said: "The Music Producers Guild Award brings those responsible for the creation of music loved around the world into the spotlight to give them the recognition they deserve. With a bigger venue and new categories, the MPG Awards 2014 is going to be the best yet and I would encourage everyone to make their nominations for one or all of the categories and then join us in February for a celebration of the very best of production talent."
Held in a larger venue for the first time due to the high demand of previous years, the MPG Awards 2014 is expected to be a star-studded event with every aspect of the industry represented. Attendees in previous years have included: Laura Marling, Plan B, Mark Ronson, Jamie xx, Muse, Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Jamie T, Dizzee Rascal, Florence Welch, Brian Eno, Calvin Harris and many more.
Tickets for the MPG Awards 2014 are also available to order through the website, including an early bird discount offer:
MPG Full Members: £175 plus VAT, reduced to £150 plus VAT with early bird discount.
MPG Non Members: £199 plus VAT, reduced to £175 plus VAT with early bird discount.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the MPG Awards 2014 and any company that would like to be part of this exciting event should contact Joe Edwards at FM First Monday. Telephone: +44 (0) 7701 030 513 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.