London, UK (March 1, 2019)—James Ford, Matt Wiggins and Strongroom Studios were among the big winners at last night’s (February 28) 2019 MPG Awards, held by the UK’s Music Producers Guild. The annual ceremony, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, saw a host of big names turn out to celebrate the studio sector’s biggest achievements over the past 12 months.
Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford scooped the coveted UK Producer of the Year, while Matt Wiggins won Recording Engineer of the Year and Strongroom was crowned Studio of the Year.
Elsewhere, Dani Bennett Spragg was named Breakthrough Recording Engineer of the Year with David Wrench emerging victorious in the Mix Engineer of the Year category.
Grime icon Skepta was honoured with the 2019 Inspiration Award, while legendary producer Hugh Padgham received the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award.
This year’s Special Recognition Award went to Rockfield Studios founder Kingsley Ward.
You can view the full list of winners below.
UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Flare Audio
Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve
Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios
Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Synchro Arts
Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite
Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec
Dani Bennett Spragg
International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by RME
Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio
UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio
Everything Everything: A Fever Dream
UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure
Anna Calvi: Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
The A&R Award, sponsored by DAFT Studios
Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Soundgas
The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note
Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, sponsored by PPL
The Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Steinberg
Rockfield Studios founder Kingsley Ward.
Music Producers Guild • www.mpg.org.uk