Now in their 15th year, the MPG Awards celebrate the best British talent working behind the scenes in the music industry. The Music Producers Guild have revealed the shortlist for the 2023 MPG Awards, which has been compiled following a record number of open submissions from the general public.
Each year, a number of gifted awards are given by the MPG and announced ahead of the ceremony. The MPG have today revealed that producer, songwriter and musician Fraser T Smith is the winner of the PPL Present Outstanding Contribution To UK Music Award. Fraser is a Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello award winner who has worked with artists such as Adele, James Morrison, Tinchy Stryder, Stormzy, Kano, Sam Smith, and Dave.
The two remaining gifted awards, The MPG Inspiration Award (sponsored by Audio Note) and The Icon Award will be announced in the coming months.
“We’re proud to have reached our 15th year at the MPG Awards, and although our industry has changed over that time, we have strived to reflect and celebrate each evolution while focusing on the quality of the work presented, building a more diverse music production community. We’re thrilled to see such a breadth of talent and diversity across all categories as we reach this milestone.” - Matt Taylor, Executive Director of the MPG
The shortlists for each of this year’s categories are as follows:
Producer Of The Year — sponsored by Flare Audio
- Kid Harpoon
- Marta Salogni
Writer-Producer Of The Year — sponsored by Hipgnosis
- Kaity Rae
- Kid Harpoon
Breakthrough Producer Of The Year
- Adam 'Cecil' Bartlett
- Daniel Moyler
- Riccardo Damian
- Catherine Anne Davies (The Anchoress)
- Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange)
- Hannah Peel
Recording Engineer Of The Year — sponsored by AMS Neve
- Fiona Cruickshank
- Mikko Gordon
- Oli Jacobs
- Francine Perry
- Joseph Rodgers
- Will Purton
Mix Engineer Of The Year — sponsored by Avid
- Craig Silvey
- Dan Grech-Marguerat
- Manon Grandjean
Mastering Engineer Of The Year
- Cicely Balston
- Katie Tavini
- Matt Colton
Vocal Producer Of The Year
- Cameron Gower-Poole
- Lorna Blackwood
- Ramera Abraham
Unsung Hero — sponsored by the Musicians Union
- Carla Harding
- Rosie Danvers
- The Runner Team at Abbey Road
Atmos Mix Of The Year — sponsored by Dolby
- Dave Emery
- David Wrench
- Emre Ramazanoglu
Studio Of The Year — sponsored by Neumann
- Metropolis Studios
- RAK Studios
- Urchin Studios
Original Score Recording Of The Year — sponsored by Blinding Talent
- Clint Mansell: 'She Will (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)'
- Hannah Peel: 'The Midwich Cuckoos (Original Score)'
- Tom Howe: 'Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)'
Album Of The Year
- Harry Styles: 'Harry's House'
- Kae Tempest: 'The Line Is a Curve'
- The Smile: 'A Light for Attracting Attention'
This year's ceremony will take place on 27 April 2023 at the Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way, London. Tickets are on sale now, and are available to purchase via the link below.