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MPG Awards shortlists announced

By | Published on Thursday 14 November 2019

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The UK’s Music Producers Guild has announced the shortlists for its 2020 awards ceremony, which will take place in February.

“It is always an exciting moment when we are able to reveal the wealth of talent reflected in the shortlists”, says MPG Awards MD Tony Platt. “The judging day comes next and it is a testament to the respect with which these awards are now regarded how seriously our judging panel take their role in the process. Best of luck to all the nominees – I wish they could all win!”

They can’t though. That would be pointless, and Tony knows that. It is important that we make this a competition. And with that in mind, here are the nominees:

UK Producer Of The Year: Cam Blackwood, Dan Carey, Nigel Godrich, Ben Baptie

Recording Engineer Of The Year: Cameron Craig, Daniel Moyler, Mike Horner

Mix Engineer Of The Year: Dan Grech-Marguerat, David Wrench, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Re-mixer Of The Year: Jon Hopkins, Matthew Herbert, UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year: Carey Willetts, Marta Salogni, Sam Petts-Davies

Self-Producing Artist Of The Year: Francis Rossi (Status Quo), George Daniel, Matthew Healy (The 1975), James Blake

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year: Billy Halliday, Caesar Edmunds, Isabel Gracefield

International Producer Of The Year: Danger Mouse, Finneas O’Connell, John Congleton

Mastering Engineer Of The Year: John Davis, Katie Tavini, Matt Colton

UK Album Of The Year: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance, The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

UK Single Song Release Of The Year: Marika Hackman – I’m Not Where You Are, Radiohead – Ill Wind, Stormzy – Vossi Bop

The A&R Award: Alex Gilbert, Ed Horrox, Jamie Nelson

Studio Of The Year: RAK Studios, Strongroom Studios, The Church Studios

The MPG Awards 2020 will take place at Grosvenor House in London on 27 Feb.