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MPG Awards presented, Epworth wins first BRIT of the year

By | Published on Friday 8 February 2013

MPG Awards 2013

The rather marvellous Music Producers Guild Awards were presented last night, an annual event that also includes the presentation of the first BRIT of the year, which went for a second time to Paul Epworth, who gets the double prize of being both the MPG’s Producer Of The Year and the BRIT UK Producer Of The Year. And well deserved it is too.

Commenting on this year’s bash, MPG chief Steve Levine told CMU: “When it comes to talent and creativity, British music production has a long legacy that is internationally recognised and respected. Younger recording professionals are the lifeblood of our industry and we are delighted that so many of them have been award recipients this year. Recording professionals play a vitally important part in the success of the UK and international music industry and we are happy to honour their achievements, not just to give them to accolades they deserve but also to motivate the next generation of 100,000 music students in the UK who will be the producers and engineers of the future”.

And the winners were…

UK Producer Of The Year: Paul Epworth
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Al O’Connell
Mix Engineer Of The Year: Alan Moulder
Mastering Engineer Of The Year: Matt Colton
Live Production Of The Year: Bon Iver at AIR Studios
Remixer Of The Year: UNKLE

UK Album Of The Year: Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
UK Single Song Release Of The Year: The Maccabees – Pelican

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year: Charlie Andrew
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year: Charlie Hugall

International Producer Of The Year: Danger Mouse
International Recording Engineer Of The Year: Tchad Blake

Studio Of The Year: Snap! Studios
The A&R Award: Richard Russell
The Unsung Hero Award: Rebecca La Porta & Paul Walmsley
The MPG Innovation Award: Björk
The MPG Inspiration Award: Glyn Johns
Outstanding Contribution To UK Music: George Martin