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Five MPG Awards go to women in the music industry

The Music Producers Guild (MPG) announced the winners of their 16 awards last night, five of which were women. That’s almost a third of the MPG Awards going to female producers and engineers in what has previously been seen as a male dominated area.

The ceremony, which took place at Grosvenor House in London and had over 350 people in attendance, saw Catherine Marks win the top accolade of UK Producer of the Year for her work on albums by The Amazons, Manchester Orchestra and The Big Moon. Catherine won the MPG’s Breakthrough Producer Of The Year Award just two years previously.

As announced earlier this week, Imogen Heap walked away with the Inspiration Award. This year saw Marta Salogni awarded with the Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, Manon Grandjean win Recording Engineer Of The Year Award and Jane Third take away the A&R Award.

Tony Platt, MPG Awards Managing Director, said ‘…it is especially encouraging to see the emergence of so much fresh new talent alongside the success of earlier breakthrough winners.’

The full list of 2018 MPG Award winners are below:

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio:
Catherine Marks

PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music:
Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve:
Manon Grandjean

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios:
Matt Colton

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio:
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure:
Royal Blood – Lights Out

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation:
UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite:
Jolyon Thomas

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec:
Marta Salogni

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee

Self Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio:
Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by RME:
Abbey Road

The A&R Award, sponsored by The Association of Independent Music (AIM):
Jane Third

The MPG Special Recognition Award sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Colin Sanders

The MPG Award For Inspiration, sponsored by Audio Note:
Imogen Heap

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