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Emily Lazar wins MPG Inspiration Award

Mastering engineer receives prestigious award

Emily Lazar MPG Inspiration Award mastering engineer MPG Awards 2024

The MPG (Music Producer’s Guild) have announced that Grammy-winning mastering engineer Emily Lazar has received the 2024 MPG Inspiration Award ahead of this week’s MPG Awards ceremony. 

The prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a professional who, in the opinion of the MPG Awards board of directors, is responsible for work that has significantly inspired others. It has previously been presented to Imogen Heap, Nile Rodgers, Roni Size, Skepta, Damon Albarn, Sylvia Massy and Linda Perry. 

"Emily Lazar embodies the essence of excellence and innovation in music production. Her tireless dedication to equality in production through founding We Are Moving The Needle (a platform that empowers women, non-binary and trans producers and engineers) and her own craft has left an indelible mark on the industry. On behalf of all at MPG, congratulations to Emily on receiving the Inspiration Award at the MPG Awards 2024 — a well-deserved recognition of your unparalleled talent and enduring impact." - Catherine Marks, MPG Director

Lazar’s extensive discography spans a huge range of musical genres, and includes albums by the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Alanis Morissette, as well as luminaries such as Coldplay, HAIM, Beck, Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend, Sia, The Killers, Bjork, Tiesto, Destiny’s Child, Depeche Mode, RZA, Weezer, Bomba Estereo, LeAnn Rimes, Maggie Rogers and many more.

“There is nothing more gratifying than being recognised by one’s peers. I owe my deep gratitude to the remarkable artists I've collaborated with, whose talent and trust have propelled me forward, and to the friends and colleagues whose guidance has been invaluable in navigating this industry. I am truly grateful to everyone at the MPG for this acknowledgment. Receiving this award is a profound honour for me.” - Emily Lazar

To find out more about Emily’s approach to mastering, take a look at this article from the May 2021 issue of SOS.

The announcement comes ahead of the annual MPG Awards, which will be taking place on Thursday 25 April 2024 at The Troxy in London, UK. More information can be found on the MPG website.

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