A third of the Music Producers Guild 2019 Awards nominees are talented women in the music production industry.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 28 February 2019, hosted by broadcaster and breakfast show presenter Shaun Keaveny. Judging for the awards took place at Abbey Road Studios at the start of December.
Cecile Desnos, Dani Bennett Spragg and Rhiannon Mair have all been nominated for the MPG’s 2019 Breakthrough Engineer category (meaning that the winner of this category will be female).
In their eleventh year, the MPG Awards consist of 16 categories celebrating the best talent and rising stars in music production.
Catherine Marks, the MPG’s 2018 Producer of the Year winner, said: ‘The MPG Awards are such a great event in our year as it gives us an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of our engineering and producer community. It was such an honour to win Producer of the Year in 2018, especially in a year where so many other women were acknowledged and awarded. I am looking forward to the MPG Awards next year and wish everyone who is nominated the best of luck.’
A wide range of genres and artists are represented by those in the shortlist and include Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher and Royal Blood.
Check out the full shortlist below:
UK Producer Of The Year
Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve
Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Re-mixer Of The Year
Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite
Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio
Four Tet (Kieran Hebden)
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec
Dani Bennet Spragg
International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by RME
Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and Ludwig Goransson
Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio
UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio
Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything: A Fever Dream
Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination
UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure
Anna Calvi: Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
George Ezra: Shotgun
The 1975: Love It If We Made It
The A&R Award
Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Soundgas
British Grove Studios
The MPG 2019 Awards categories in the gift of the MPG are:
The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note
PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, sponsored by PPL
The Special Recognition Award
Tickets for the 2019 MPG Awards are now on sale. For price information and bookings, visit: mpg.org.uk/mpg-awards/2019-tickets