London, UK (November 22, 2017)—Producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley are to receive one of the top accolades — PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music — at the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards in March, 2018.
Langer and Winstanley have a credit list that reads like a pop hall of fame and includes many classic albums, not least Elvis Costello’s Punch the Clock, Dexys Midnight Runners’ Too-Rye-Ay and Bush’s best-selling album, Sixteen Stone.
Their first venture into co-production was for Madness and resulted in the band’s 1979 debut album, One Step Beyond, which was recorded and mixed in less than four weeks and spent over a year in the UK album charts. This inaugurated a partnership that has resulted in numerous hit records for artists such as David Bowie (for whom the pair produced the Live Aid single “Dancing in the Street”), Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Morrissey, The Teardrop Explodes, Catatonia, They Might Be Giants, Sandie Shaw and Hothouse Flowers.
By honoring Langer and Winstanley with an Outstanding Contribution Award, the Music Producers Guild is recognizing a body of work that has made a significant contribution to the success of the music recording industry. They will be presented with their award at the MPG’s 2018 Awards Ceremony, which takes place on March 1, 2018, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
“These are two guys who exemplify the role of music producer,” says Tony Platt, MPG Awards group managing director. “Their collaborations across so many genres have been an outstanding example to all those upcoming music makers that we have seen building their careers over recent years.”
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