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Music Producers Guild moves 2021 awards ceremony to June

By | Published on Wednesday 30 September 2020

MPG Awards 2021

The Music Producers Guild has announced that it is moving its annual awards ceremony to June for the 2021 edition. Traditionally taking place in February, the move is being made in the hope that it will be safe to hold a physical ceremony by next summer. Although it is likely that the summer date will stay in place for subsequent editions too.

Two new awards will also be added to next year’s proceedings – UK Writer-Producer Of The Year and UK Original Score Recording Of The Year – with submissions open now.

“It has never been more important than it is right now that we do everything in our power to support the amazing creative talent we have in our industry”, says MPG Awards MD Tony Platt. “We have also always tried to develop our fabulous awards show to keep pace with the innovation and inspiration of those creative people who are at the heart of the UK music business. So we are taking this opportunity to make some exciting changes so we can recognise the widest possible cohort of music professionals. Roll on next summer!”

Rhiannon Mair, Executive Director of the MPG, adds: “We are THRILLED to be hosting another year of the MPG Awards showcasing some of the best talent in professional audio. In an ever-evolving industry, we recognise that the way records are made is evolving, which is why we have introduced two new awards to celebrate that. Looking forward to June 2021!”

Plans are for the ceremony to take place at Grosvenor House in London, with tickets for the event going on sale in February or March. Initial submissions for potential winners of next year’s awards can be made here.