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Prince engineer Susan Rogers to receive MPG’s outstanding contribution award

By | Published on Tuesday 25 May 2021

MPG Awards 2021

The UK’s Music Producers Guild has announced Prince’s former in-house engineer Susan Rogers as the next recipient of its Outstanding Contribution To UK Music trophy at this year’s MPG Awards.

Rogers is the first female recipient of the award, which has previously gone to people including Youth, Paul Epworth and George Martin. By honouring Rogers’ impressive career, the MPG also ensures that this year’s awards have at least one woman shortlisted in all but one of the categories – a significant improvement on previous years, in a section of the music industry that is traditionally a bit of a boys club.

“We are delighted to present this award to Susan”, says MPG Executive Director Olga FitzRoy. “Through her work with Prince, she shaped the sound of the records that influence producers and artists to this day. We hope that by shining a light on her extraordinary career, we can remind women everywhere that we have a long and proud record of overachieving in an industry where we are still underrepresented”.

The winners of this year’s MPG Awards are set be announced online on 10 Jun.