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APRS to honour Boyd, Ludwig, Thomas

Producers Joe Boyd and Chris Thomas are among the distinguished figures to receive APRS Sound Fellowships at this year’s lunch, which will feature a toast from Music Publishers' Association CEO Stephen Navin.

Producers Joe Boyd and Chris Thomas and mastering legend Bob Ludwig are among the distinguished figures to receive APRS Sound Fellowships at this year’s association lunch.

To be hosted by Sir George and Lady Martin, the 5th annual APRS Sound Fellowship Awards Lunch will be held at the Roof Gardens, Kensington, on 22 November. The keynote Harewood Toast will be given by Stephen Navin, CEO of Music Publishers’ Association, who follows in the footsteps of inaugural Harewood Toast-er, Jeremy Lascelles – the son of the late Earl of Harewood, the founding president of the APRS.

As in previous years, the APRS event will recognise another group of individuals from the recording industry who are deemed to have made a ‘significant contribution to the art, science or business of sound recording.’

This year, the Association is recognising: celebrated mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who runs Portland, Maine-based Gateway Mastering and has worked on albums by artists including AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Who and many others; Joe Boyd, who became a leading figure in the British folk-rock scene through his creation of Witchseason Productions and subsequently went on to produce artists including Richard Thompson and REM; audio technology developer Clive Green, who has worked on groundbreaking mixing consoles from AMS/Neve and Cadac; Ruper Hine, a songwriter and producer who has worked with artists including Kevin Ayers and Tina Turner, as well as recording numerous solo projects; Jimmy Page, guitarist and co-founder of Led Zeppelin, whose extra-curricular activities include collaborations with David Coverdale and the Black Crowes; and Chris Thomas, whose formidable resume includes production work for Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols, Paul McCartney and Pulp.

Tickets for the APRS Sound Fellowship Lunch can be booked online (website link below) or by phoning the APRS Head Office: 01803 868600. Special discounts are available for APRS and other trade body members.