MPG Announces Awards Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the UK’s ninth annual Music Producers Guild Awards, which will recognize the best and brightest names in music production in 16 categories in a ceremony on February 17, 2017, in London.
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London, UK (November 16, 2016)—The nominees have been announced for the UK’s ninth annual Music Producers Guild Awards, which will recognize the best and brightest names in music production in 16 categories in a ceremony on February 17, 2017, in London.

Tony Visconti, Paul Epworth, Fraser T. Smith and Nigel Godrich are among a host of internationally acclaimed producers vying for honors at the 2017 Music Producers Guild Awards. Previous award winners have included Sir George Martin CBE, Youth, FKA Twigs, Brian Eno, Catherine Marks, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

UK Producer Of The Year
• Paul Epworth
• Nigel Godrich
• Fraser T. Smith

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Prism Sound
• Josh Homme
• Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee
• Tony Visconti

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation
• Brett Cox
• Andrew Hunt
• Joel Laslett Pott

Self-Producing Artist of the Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio
• James Blake
• Jeff Lynne
• Tarek Musa (Spring King)

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve
• Guy Massey
• Mark Rankin
• Richard Woodcraft

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec
• Manon Grandjean
��� Andrew Hunt
• Jack Ruston

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic
• Tom Elmhirst
• Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
• Cenzo Townshend

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Prism Sound
• John Davis
• Barry Grint
• Mandy Parnell

Re-Mixer of the Year
• Disclosure (Howard & Guy Lawrence)
• Matthew Herbert
• Wideboys

UK Album Of The Year
Black Star – David Bowie
Love and Hate – Michael Kiwanuka
A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure
• "This Is What Your Came For” – Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
• "Burn The Witch” – Radiohead
• "Pillowtalk” – ZAYN

Studio Of The Year
• Abbey Road Studios
• British Grove Studios
• RAK Studios

The A&R Award
• Toby L & Tim Dellow (Transgressive Records)
• Bart McDonagh (Domino Records)
• Nigel Reeve (Warner Music International)

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced soon, while the MPG Inspiration Award and the Special Recognition Award will be announced at the ceremony in February.

Music Producers Guild
www.mpg.org.uk