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Catherine Marks wins UK Producer Of The Year at MPG Awards

By | Published on Friday 2 March 2018

Catherine Marks

It was the Music Producers Guild’s awards ceremony last night, handing out prizes to key players in the music production and recording studio industry. Unusually for a field general seen as a boys’ club, almost a third of the awards were taken home by women.

Taking home the big prize of the night was Catherine Marks, who was named UK Producer Of The Year. The award recognised her recent work with acts including The Amazons, Manchester Orchestra and The Big Moon.

Other women to be given trophies were Manon Grandjean for Recording Engineer Of The Year, Marta Salogni for Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, and [PIAS] Global Chief Creative Officer Jane Third, who took away the A&R Award. Musician and producer Imogen Heap, meanwhile, was given the Inspiration award.

“We are delighted to be celebrating ten years of MPG Awards”, says MPG Awards boss Tony Platt of the event. “It is especially encouraging to see the emergence of so much fresh new talent alongside the success of earlier breakthrough winners. I think we have every right to be proud of the milestone this represents – long may it continue!”

Here’s the full list of winners:

UK Producer Of The Year: Catherine Marks
International Producer Of The Year: Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee
Self-Producing Artist Of The Year: Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)

Recording Engineer Of The Year: Manon Grandjean
Mix Engineer Of The Year: Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Mastering Engineer Of The Year: Matt Colton
Remixer Of The Year: UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year: Jolyon Thomas
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year: Marta Salogni

UK Album Of The Year: Glass Animals – How To Be A Human
UK Single Song Release Of The Year: Royal Blood – Lights Out

Studio Of The Year: Abbey Road
A&R Award: Jane Third

Special Recognition Award: Colin Sanders
Outstanding Contribution To UK Music: Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley
Inspiration Award: Imogen Heap

The Music Producers Guild is also involved in selecting the BRIT Award for Best British Producer, which this year went to Steve Mac.