London, UK (February 21, 2017)—This year’s Music Producers Guild Awards were handed out at Grosvenor House in London, with Tony Visconti and Paul Epworth picking up the top prizes.
Producer Tony Visconti was honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music. Sponsored by PPL, this award recognized the enormous impact Visconti has had on the UK music scene over many years thanks to his ground breaking work with artists such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan and T.Rex, The Moody Blues, The Seahorses, Angélique Kidjo, The Manic Street Preachers and Morrissey.
Visconti also received the MPG’s 2017 gong for International Producer of the Year for his work on Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, itself a winner in the UK Album of the Year category.
For the fourth time in his career, producer Paul Epworth received the top accolade at the Music Producers Guild Awards, in association with Prism Sound, by carrying off the prestigious Producer of the Year Award for 2017. Epworth, who previously won the same award in 2010, 2013 and 2015, was nominated this year for his work with Adele, The Stone Roses and Usher.
Now well established as an annual music industry event, the MPG Awards 2017 also honoured producer and DJ Roni Size with the Inspiration Award.
The full list of 2016 MPG Award winners and sponsors is as follows:
UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by Prism Sound
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL:
Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by AMS Neve:
Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by SADiE:
UK Album of the Year, sponsored by Universal Audio:
David Bowie – Blackstar
UK Single Song Release of the Year, sponsored by Shure:
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Re-mixer of the Year, sponsored by Kazbar Systems:
Breakthrough Producer of the Year, sponsored by Novation:
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec:
International Producer of the Year, sponsored British Grove Studios:
Self Producing Artist of the Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio:
Tarek Musa (Spring King)
Studio of the Year, sponsored by G-Technology and Jigsaw24:
The A&R Award, sponsored by AIM:
Toby L and Tim Dellow (Transgressive Records)
The MPG Award for Inspiration, sponsored by Audio Note:
Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Rupert Neve Designs:
Additional sponsorship was provided by BPI and MQA (judge tables), PMC Speakers (reception drinks) and AVID (nominee seats).
Music Producers Guild