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MPG Awards 2024: shortlist announced

MPG Special Recognition Award winner also revealed

MPG Awards 2024 Music Producers Guild

The MPG (Music Producers Guild) have announced the shortlist for this year’s MPG Awards. Now in its 16th year, the prestigious event celebrates the best talent working behind the scenes in the British music industry. The organisation say that once again, they received a record number of open submissions from the general public, with MPG members voting to shortlist their peers in each of the 14 categories. For the past two years, over 50% of the winners were women, and now for the first time, women represent 50% of the shortlist.

Each year, in addition to the voted-for categories, the MPG present a set of gifted awards which are announced ahead of the ceremony. Alongside the announcement of the shortlists, the organisation have revealed that legendary producer and engineer Ken Scott has received the MPG Special Recognition Award. 2024 marks Ken’s 60th year in the music industry, having started his career at Abbey Road at the age of 16, where he went on to work with artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Elton John, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran and David Bowie.

“A huge congratulations to Ken Scott on receiving the well-deserved Special Recognition Award, commemorating his remarkable 60 years of invaluable contributions to the music industry. Since starting in our tape library at the age of 16, Ken has left an indelible mark on countless records, artists, music makers and fans worldwide through his unwavering passion for music production and engineering. Abbey Road Studios takes immense pride in supporting the MPG Awards and celebrating legends such as Ken Scott. We look forward to 25 April, where we'll honour Ken's extraordinary legacy alongside the industry's finest talents.” - Sally Davies, Managing Director, Abbey Road

MPG Awards 2024 Shortlist

Producer of the Year - sponsored by Flare Audio

  • Catherine Marks
  • Steph Marziano
  • Lostboy
  • Kwes

Writer-Producer of the Year - sponsored by Novation

  • LostBoy 
  • Lau.ra 
  • David Stewart

Breakthrough Producer of the Year

  • Tayte Nickols
  • Elliot Vaughan
  • Eve Horne

Self-Producing Artist - sponsored by Focusrite Scarlett

  • Fred again… 
  • Hundred Reasons (Larry Hibbit) 
  • Everything But The Girl (Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt)

Recording Engineer of the Year - sponsored by AMS Neve

  • Fiona Cruickshank 
  • Ramera Abraham 
  • Kirsty Whalley

Rising Star - sponsored by PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc

  • Amy Sergeant 
  • Izzy McPhee 
  • Jess Camilleri

Mix Engineer of the Year - sponsored by Avid

  • Catherine Marks
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • Marta Salogni
  • Manon Grandjean

Mastering Engineer of the Year

  • Katie Tavini 
  • John Davis 
  • Matt Colton

Vocal Producer of the Year

  • Lorna Blackwwod 
  • Cameron Gower Poole 
  • MNEK (Uzoechi Emenike)

Unsung Hero - sponsored by Musicians Union

  • Myles Clarke 
  • Grace Capaldi 
  • Brendon Harding

Studio of the Year - sponsored by Neumann

  • Metropolis
  • Real World
  • Strongroom
  • AIR Studios

Original Score Recording of the Year

  • Barbie (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film) 
  • Glass Onion: a Knives Out Mystery (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Album of the Year - sponsored by Mix with The Masters

  • boygenius: ‘the record’ 
  • Ezra Collective: ‘Where I’m Meant To Be’ 
  • Olivia Dean: ‘Messy’

Dolby Atmos Mixer of The Year - sponsored by Dolby

  • Mike Hillier 
  • Kirsty Whalley 
  • David Wrench

Gifted Awards

  • The MPG Inspiration Award - sponsored by Audio Note
  • The MPG Icon Award - sponsored by SSL
  • The MPG Special Recognition Award - sponsored by Abbey Road
  • PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music

“The MPG Awards celebrate excellence in music production and nothing else. It’s what has made them the most esteemed awards in music production. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to share that for the first time, women represent over 50% of the shortlist. Not because they are women, but because these producers and engineers are doing amazing work and voted for by their peers. It’s indicative of the positive change the MPG has been showing the industry. The MPG Awards are known for reflecting the industry back on itself, and this year we can see the change is being secured.” - Matt Taylor, Executive Director, MPG

Music Producers Guild 2024 shortlist

Award Ceremony

This year's ceremony will be held on 24 April 2024 at a new venue, The Troxy, London E1 0HX. To find out more, and book tickets for the event, check out the MPG website.

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