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MPG Awards nominations announced

By | Published on Wednesday 11 December 2013

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The nominations for the 2014 Music Producers Guild Awards have been announced, ahead of the ceremony at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on 13 Feb.

As ever, the event will see the first BRIT Award of the year handed out – just under a week before that particular trophy party takes place – with the prize for the UK’s best producer being presented in partnership with the MPG. In competition for that award are Flood & Alan Moulder, Ethan Johns, and two time winner Paul Epworth.

Announcing the nominations, MPG Chairman Steve Levine told CMU: “An MPG Award is highly sought-after by recording professionals because it represents an endorsement by your peers. Whilst anyone can nominate, only full members of the MPG are allowed to vote for the shortlist and therefore the results are relevant to the creative value of our industry. Those who win an MPG Award are known to be at the top of their game as a recording professional”.

Who’s up for the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music Award, the MPG Innovation Award, and the MPG Inspiration Award will be announced on the night, but right now you can check out the rest of the shortlist in full:

UK Producer Of The Year: Paul Epworth, Flood & Alan Moulder, Ethan Johns

International Producer Of The Year: Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti

Recording Engineer Of The Year: Catherine Marks, Guy Massey, Mark Rankin

Mix Engineer Of The Year: Tom Elmhirst, Flood & Alan Moulder, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Mastering Engineer Of The Year: John Dent, Barry Grint, Mandy Parnell

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year: Dan Smith & Mark Crew, Disclosure, Duncan Mills

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year: Dan Cox, Catherine Marks, Matt Wiggins

Remixer of the Year: Freemasons, Four Tet, MJ Cole

UK Album Of The Year: James Blake – Overgrown, Foals – Holy Fire, Laura Marling – Once I was An Eagle

UK Single Song Release Of The Year: Adele – Skyfall, Everything Everything – Kemosabe, Foals – My Number

Studio Of The Year: British Grove Studios, RAK Studios, Strongroom Studios

The A&R Award: Chris Briggs, Imran Ahmed, Jim Chancellor