London, UK (February 21, 2012)—The UK’s Music Producers Guild presented 17 awards in London recently.
The top award for Producer of the Year went to Ethan Johns, who also earned a BRIT Award for Best Producer. Johns has recently worked with Kaiser Chiefs, The Cold Still and Laura Marling, who attended the ceremony to present Johns with both his Music Producers Guild and BRIT Awards.
Other award recipients included Beggars Group founder and chairman, Martin Mills, who won the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award and internationally acclaimed producer Steve Lillywhite, who won the Joe Meek Legacy Award.
The Music Producers Guild also presented a Special Recognition Award to producer Martin Rushent, who passed away in 2011. Rushent was remembered for his outstanding work with artists such as the Stranglers, Human League and the Buzzcocks. Following the presentation, Rushent’s family announced the formation of The Martin Rushent Foundation, a music charity that will be launched this summer with a festival in Berkshire.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Producer of The Year – sponsored by the BPI and the BRITS 2012: Ethan Johns
Recording Engineer of The Year – sponsored by Prism Sound: Geoff Foster
Mix Engineer of The Year – sponsored by Solid State Logic: Tom Elmhirst
Mastering Engineer of The Year – sponsored by Radial Engineering: Mandy Parnell
International Producer of the Year – sponsored by British Grove Studios: Butch Vig
International Engineer of the Year – sponsored by Focusrite: Andrew Scheps
Live Production of The Year – sponsored by Shure: Radiohead – Live in Praha
UK Album of The Year (2011) – sponsored by Universal Audio: PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
UK Single of The Year (2011) – sponsored by Air Entertainment Group: Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
The Joe Meek Legacy Award – sponsored by PMI Audio: Steve Lillywhite
Re-mixer of The Year – sponsored by Novation: Jamie xx
Breakthrough Producer of The Year – sponsored by Deep Recording Studios: Yogi
Breakthrough Engineer of The Year – sponsored by Genelec: Tom Morris
Studio of the Year – sponsored by The Mic Store: Eastcote Studios
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music – sponsored by PPL: Martin Mills
Unsung Hero – sponsored by Alchemea: Crispin Murray
Special Recognition Award – supported by BPI: Martin Rushent
Music Producers Guild (UK)