This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person who has been afforded Special Recognition for their activities within the UK music industry.

Tickets for the awards event at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on February 28th, 2019 are now on sale.

MPG Full Members: please log in to obtain your discounted tickets.

Non-members: please click here to go to the ticket purchase page.

N.B. a £4 ticket booking fee will be added to each purchase

A limited number of Awards-Only tickets will become available at a later date.


Full Awards Tickets

Full dining awards tickets provide reception drinks, 3 course meal, the Awards ceremony and the after party.

Doors at 6.30pm

Awards-Only tickets

A select number of awards-only, non-seated tickets will be available nearer the time, priced at £80+VAT

These tickets give access to the Awards Ballroom at 9.15pm and allow the Awards ceremony to be viewed from a selection of poseur tables at the rear of the Ballroom.

These are very limited in number so please buy them ASAP.

Food & Drink

Once your booking is confirmed, closer to the date, a menu will be sent for any dietary requirements and any special seating arrangements. Purchase of additional drinks for your table for the ceremony will also be available.

Tables

Tables are available to buy in seats of 10, please select 10 tickets on the appropriate ticket link.

Alternative payment

Should you wish to book via an alternative payment, discuss seating options, or report any problems when purchasing tickets, please contact Adam Cuthbertson:

adam@vitalconcierge.co.uk

Terms & Conditions:

Refunds on ticket purchases may be claimed under the following conditions:

Tickets returned up to 72hrs before the event – Full refund
Tickets returned up to up to 48hrs before the event – 50% refund
Tickets returned up to up to 36hrs before the event – 25% refund
Tickets returned less than 36hrs before the event – no refund
(please note: the £4 Billetto booking fee is not refundable)

All ticket holders must be over the age of 18 at the time of the awards. There will be no admittance to under 18 year olds and no refunds will be granted on that basis.

BTA logoPlease consider making a donation (via Paypal) to The British Tinnitus Association, the official charity partner of The Music Producers Guild.



You donation will ensure that the BTA can continue to provide support and information to those affected, and to research causes, treatments and a potential cure.

1. All projects and music related to the person being nominated, and all nominations for UK Album Of The Year, and UK Single Song Release Of The Year, must have been commercially released (for the first time and not previously released) for download and/or purchase as a physical or digital product, or as a stream, between 1st August 2017 and 31st July 2018. For the avoidance of doubt ‘commercially available’ means paid for, or available free as long as they are also available for sale. The release must also be unlimited, i.e. a limited edition promo release on limited formats, e.g. ‘vinyl only’ is ineligible.

2. General Distribution: Works must be released via general distribution, defined as the nationwide release of a recording via brick and mortar, third-party online retailers, and/or applicable digital streaming services. Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United Kingdom for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).

3. Apart from the International Producer Of The Year Award, the Inspiration Award, and the award for Outstanding Contribution, nominees must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

4. Recordings must be non-infringing, original works of authorship. To the extent a recording embodies in whole or in part the copyrighted work of a third party, appropriate authorization to use and incorporate such copyrighted work must have been obtained. If allegations are made that a recording is unauthorized and does not meet these criteria, MPG Awards Ltd. will consider the allegations and determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of such recordings.

5. For the UK Album Of The Year and UK Single Song Release Of The Year categories, if the award is presented to a production team, i.e. producer, recording engineer and mix engineer, at least 50% of whom must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. In the case that one person was producer, engineer and mixer, then he/she must be either a UK passport holder or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Those with dual nationalities will only be eligible for the UK categories, and not the International Producer category. N.B. It is not necessary that the recording artists featured in the UK Album and UK Single categories hold UK passports or satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Albums are regarded as eligible as long as they satisfy the definition published by the UK Official Charts company.

6. For the International Producer Of The Year Award, nominees must be neither UK passport holders nor be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

7. In the Breakthrough Engineer and Breakthrough Producer categories, nominees who have been shortlisted in previous years will be regarded as ineligible. In such cases, they will be deemed to have already ‘broken through’ in a previous year, and so cannot ‘break through’ a second time.

8. Greatest Hits compilations will not be considered unless at least 50% of the tracks are new material.

9. Re-releases: if a previously released track undergoes a new mix (with possible additional production) and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible for consideration in any of the awards categories (with the exception of the Studio Of The Year Award and The A&R Award). If a track is re-mastered and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible in the Mastering Engineer Of The Year award category.

10. In the event of questions or disputes regarding the eligibility of submissions for the MPG Awards, the decision of the MPG Awards Committee is final.

 


The Music Producers Guild will be delighted to celebrate the wealth of production talent in the UK by hosting the 11th MPG Awards event on February 28th, 2019 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

UK music producers, engineers and mixers have proved their worth over decades, inspiring many others around the world to follow their dreams to become the talent of the future. The complete photo gallery is HERE.

(photgraphy: Jennifer McCord)

MPG-AWARDS-2016_Marc-Sethi-6989-cropped

For the past ten years, the Music Producers Guild Awards has recognised and celebrated some of the most remarkable and exciting talent in the history of music recording.

(read the full story here)

To be held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Thursday the 28th of February, 2019, the 16 awards will recognise the best and brightest names in music production including the UK Producer of the Year.

For sponsorship opportunities for the MPG Awards 2019, please contact adam@vitalconcierge.co.uk for more details.

The MPG Awards process is conducted in three distinct stages:

1. Submissions: this is simply the collection of suggestions of possible candidates for each category of award. Anyone may submit any potential candidate, and candidates may submit themselves. Submission does not constitute any kind of status; it is merely a process of adding names to the list of those who will be presented for voting.

2. Voting for the shortlisted nominations: this is the privilege of the Full Members of the MPG, who are all working professionals, i.e. producers, engineers, mixers, etc. and who vote to create the shortlists of three nominations per award, which are presented to the judging panel for the final selection of the winners.

3. Judging: the judging panel is made up of record producers, recording engineers, mixers, re-mixers, record company A&R people, publishers, broadcasters and journalists. Their responsibility is to discuss the relative merits of the shortlisted nominations and ultimately vote for the winners of each MPG Award.

Please click on an award from the list below to reveal more information

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Flare Audio

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by RME

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

This person should have achieved significantly increased recognition during the current year.

Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

Projects must have been produced solely by the featured artist.

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise the goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and is responsible for the process of recording a project and associated  technical issues and decisions. He or she operates (or oversees the operation of) the equipment during the recording process and makes creative and aesthetic choices in order to realise the sound and concepts the artist and producer envisage.

The engineer must have recorded all of the releases under consideration.

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is present in the recording studio, or at another recording or mixing location, and is responsible for the process of recording and/or mixing a project and associated technical issues and decisions. He or she operates (or oversees the operation of) the equipment during the recording or mixing process and makes creative and aesthetic choices in order to realise the sound and concepts the artist and producer envisage.

This person should have achieved significantly increased recognition during the current year and must have recorded and/or mixed all of the releases under consideration.

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

The mixer must have mixed all of the releases under consideration.

This person is responsible for taking previously recorded material and creating a mixdown of the original separate tracks to create a finished product (either stereo or multi-channel) that can then be mastered and distributed.

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

The mastering engineer must have been responsible for the processing and preparation of production masters for commercial releases.

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Synchro Arts

For qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is responsible for taking previously recorded material and creating a completely new version of the track using what are generally understood to be "re-mixing" studio techniques.

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio

For qualifying productions available for purchase as a physical product or as a download as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

For qualifying productions available for purchase as a physical product or as a download as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Soundgas

For the best UK commercial studio which exists primarily as a rental facility for the recording and/or mixing of music. This award is judged by a special panel of professional producers and/or recording engineers who, at their discretion, may individually visit the shortlisted nominees, make their assessments without conferring with the other judges, and vote accordingly.

The A&R Award, sponsored by DAFT Studios

For someone who is judged to have been essential during, but not directly involved in, the creative process of production across one or more projects, but not limited to the past year.

The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note

This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person working in production in recognition of abody of work over several years which has significantly inspired others.

PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, sponsored by PPL

This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person who had made an outstanding contribution to the music industry.

The MPG Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Steinberg

This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person who has been afforded Special Recognition for their activities within the UK music industry.

Definitions of Eligibility

1. All projects and music related to the person being nominated, and all nominations for UK Album Of The Year, and UK Single Song Release Of The Year, must have been commercially released (for the first time and not previously released) for download and/or purchase as a physical or digital product, or as a stream, between 1st August 2017 and 31st July 2018. For the avoidance of doubt 'commercially available' means paid for, or available free as long as they are also available for sale. The release must also be unlimited, i.e. a limited edition promo release on limited formats, e.g. 'vinyl only' is ineligible.

2. General Distribution: Works must be released via general distribution, defined as the nationwide release of a recording via brick and mortar, third-party online retailers, and/or applicable digital streaming services. Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United Kingdom for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).

3. Apart from the International Producer Of The Year Award, the Inspiration Award, and the award for Outstanding Contribution, nominees must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

4. Recordings must be non-infringing, original works of authorship. To the extent a recording embodies in whole or in part the copyrighted work of a third party, appropriate authorization to use and incorporate such copyrighted work must have been obtained. If allegations are made that a recording is unauthorized and does not meet these criteria, MPG Awards Ltd. will consider the allegations and determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of such recordings.

5. For the UK Album Of The Year and UK Single Song Release Of The Year categories, if the award is presented to a production team, i.e. producer, recording engineer and mix engineer, at least 50% of whom must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. In the case that one person was producer, engineer and mixer, then he/she must be either a UK passport holder or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Those with dual nationalities will only be eligible for the UK categories, and not the International Producer category. N.B. It is not necessary that the recording artists featured in the UK Album and UK Single categories hold UK passports or satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Albums are regarded as eligible as long as they satisfy the definition published by the UK Official Charts company.

6. For the International Producer Of The Year Award, nominees must be neither UK passport holders nor be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

7. In the Breakthrough Engineer and Breakthrough Producer categories, nominees who have been shortlisted in previous years will be regarded as ineligible. In such cases, they will be deemed to have already 'broken through' in a previous year, and so cannot 'break through' a second time.

8. Greatest Hits compilations will not be considered unless at least 50% of the tracks are new material.

9. Re-releases: if a previously released track undergoes a new mix (with possible additional production) and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible for consideration in any of the awards categories (with the exception of the Studio Of The Year Award and The A&R Award). If a track is re-mastered and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible in the Mastering Engineer Of The Year award category.

10. In the event of questions or disputes regarding the eligibility of submissions for the MPG Awards, the decision of the MPG Awards Committee is final.

 

To read testimonials and listen to music tracks (where appropriate), click on the link just below the candidate’s name. Where the candidate has produced, engineered or mixed selected tracks from a project, the link will display these tracks only.

Please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices from the list, and remember that although all of the 3 choices carry equal weight in the voting analysis, in the event of a tie, placing will be taken into consideration.

Please bear in mind that, when voting in the Album and Single categories, you’re voting for the production, engineering and mixing, not for the artist or their music.

When you’ve made all your final choices, click on SUBMIT MY VOTES at the bottom of the page.

DON’T CLICK THIS BUTTON UNLESS YOU’VE FINISHED VOTING IN ALL CATEGORIES BECAUSE  YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO RETURN AND CHANGE/ADD MORE VOTES LATER!!

Instead, click on the SAVE FOR LATER button, so that you can come back and finish later.

Before leaving this page, you must click on either SUBMIT MY VOTES or SAVE FOR LATER. Otherwise, your votes will be lost.

Sorry – this page is for Full Members only – please log in

MPG AWARDS 2016_Marc Sethi-6989A big Thanks! to all those who made the effort to vote this year.

The shortlists will be announced in early November, and final judging to determine the award winners will take place on December 4th.

To find out more about the MPG Awards, click HERE.

To purchase tickets for the MPG Awards 2018 event on February 28th, 2019, click HERE.

To sponsor an MPG Award, please email: Adam Cuthbertson at Vital Concierge

 

Press coverage

• MPG Awards shortlists announced

 

 

• Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley to receive MPG Outstanding Contribution honour

 

• MPG Awards Event & Winners

 

 

 

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music:

 

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Self Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by :

 

The A&R Award, sponsored by :

 

The MPG Special Recognition Award, sponsored by :

 

The MPG Award For Inspiration, sponsored by :

 

The Winners!

(photography: Jennifer McCord)

The Ceremony

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Main Room

(photography: Marc Sethi)

 

The Reception

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Reception

(photography: Jennifer McCord)

The Trophies!

(photography: Marc Sethi)

 

Interviews with the winners:












The Winners!

(photography: Jennifer McCord)

The Ceremony

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Main Room

(photography: Marc Sethi)

 

The Reception

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Reception

(photography: Jennifer McCord)

The Trophies!

(photography: Marc Sethi)

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio:

Catherine Marks

PPL Presents The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music:

Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve:

Manon Grandjean

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:

Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios:

Matt Colton

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio:

Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure:

Royal Blood – Lights Out

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation:

UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite:

Jolyon Thomas

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec:

Marta Salogni

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:

Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee

Self Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio:

Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by RME:

Abbey Road

The A&R Award, sponsored by The Association of Independent Music (AIM):

Jane Third

The MPG Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Solid State Logic:

Colin Sanders

The MPG Award For Inspiration, sponsored by Audio Note:

Imogen Heap

Press coverage

• MPG Awards shortlists announced

M Magazine ProSound News Europe  Complete Music Update Kit Plus
Music Week  

 

• Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley to receive MPG Outstanding Contribution honour

Music Week
 The Girls Are  The Line Of Best Fit

 

• MPG Awards Event & Winners

 

 

M Magazine Kit Plus  m12n Creative Planet Network
Mix Online  SVC Online  Music Week  ProSound Network
Audio Media  DMN Newswire  BBC  ProSound Network
 Songlink  PSNE  PSNE  PSNE
 Sound-On-Sound  Complete Music Update  Music Connection  4rfv
 Abbey Road  Record Of The Day  Resolution Magazine

 

MPG AWARDS 2016_Marc Sethi-6989A big Thanks! to all those who made the effort to vote this year.

The shortlists will be announced in early November, and final judging to determine the award winners will take place on December 4th.

To find out more about the MPG Awards, click HERE.

To purchase tickets for the MPG Awards 2018 event on March 1st, 2018, click HERE.

To sponsor an MPG Award, please email: joe@offbeatldn.com

To read testimonials and listen to music tracks (where appropriate), click on the link just below the candidate’s name. Where the candidate has produced, engineered or mixed selected tracks from a project, the link will display these tracks only.

Please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices from the list, and remember that although all of the 3 choices carry equal weight in the voting analysis, in the event of a tie, placing will be taken into consideration.

Please bear in mind that, when voting in the Album and Single categories, you’re voting for the production, engineering and mixing, not for the artist or their music.

When you’ve made all your final choices, click on SUBMIT MY VOTES at the bottom of the page.

DON’T CLICK THIS BUTTON UNLESS YOU’VE FINISHED VOTING IN ALL CATEGORIES BECAUSE  YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO RETURN AND CHANGE/ADD MORE VOTES LATER!!

Instead, click on the SAVE FOR LATER button, so that you can come back and finish later.

Before leaving this page, you must click on either SUBMIT MY VOTES or SAVE FOR LATER. Otherwise, your votes will be lost.

Sorry – this page is for Full Members only – please log in

Tickets for the awards event at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on March 1st, 2018 are now on sale.
MPG Full Members: please log in to obtain your discounted tickets.


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Full Awards Tickets

Full dining awards tickets provide reception drinks, 3 course meal, the Awards ceremony and the after party.

Doors at 6.30pm

Awards-Only tickets

A select number of awards-only, non-seated tickets will be available nearer the time, priced at £80+VAT

These tickets give access to the Awards Ballroom at 9.15pm and allow the Awards ceremony to be viewed from a selection of poseur tables at the rear of the Ballroom.

These are very limited in number so please buy them ASAP.

Food & Drink

Once your booking is confirmed, closer to the date, a menu will be sent for any dietary requirements and any special seating arrangements. Purchase of additional drinks for your table for the ceremony will also be available.

Tables

Tables are available to buy in seats of 10, please select 10 tickets on the appropriate ticket link.

Alternative payment

Should you wish to book via an alternative payment, discuss seating options, or report any problems when purchasing tickets, please contact Joe Edwards:

joe@offbeatldn.com

Terms & Conditions:

Refunds on ticket purchases may be claimed under the following conditions:

Tickets returned up to 72hrs before the event – Full refund
Tickets returned up to up to 48hrs before the event – 50% refund
Tickets returned up to up to 36hrs before the event – 25% refund
Tickets returned less than 36hrs before the event – no refund
(please note: the £4 Billetto booking fee is not refundable)

All ticket holders must be over the age of 18 at the time of the awards. There will be no admittance to under 18 year olds and no refunds will be granted on that basis.

BTA logoPlease consider making a donation (via Paypal) to The British Tinnitus Association, the official charity partner of The Music Producers Guild.



You donation will ensure that the BTA can continue to provide support and information to those affected, and to research causes, treatments and a potential cure.

Please click on an award from the list below to reveal more information

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Kii Audio

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. He or she is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and works directly with the artist and engineer. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise both the artist's and label's goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

This person should have achieved significantly increased recognition during the current year.

Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio

For a producer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

Projects must have been produced solely by the featured artist.

This person has overall creative and technical control of the entire recording project and the individual recording sessions that are a part of that project. The producer makes creative and aesthetic decisions that realise the goals in the creation of the musical content. Other duties include but are not limited to: keeping budgets and schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios and engineers.

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is present in the recording studio or at the location recording, and is responsible for the process of recording a project and associated  technical issues and decisions. He or she operates (or oversees the operation of) the equipment during the recording process and makes creative and aesthetic choices in order to realise the sound and concepts the artist and producer envisage.

The engineer must have recorded all of the releases under consideration.

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is present in the recording studio, or at another recording or mixing location, and is responsible for the process of recording and/or mixing a project and associated technical issues and decisions. He or she operates (or oversees the operation of) the equipment during the recording or mixing process and makes creative and aesthetic choices in order to realise the sound and concepts the artist and producer envisage.

This person should have achieved significantly increased recognition during the current year and must have recorded and/or mixed all of the releases under consideration.

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

The mixer must have mixed all of the releases under consideration.

This person is responsible for taking previously recorded material and creating a mixdown of the original separate tracks to create a finished product (either stereo or multi-channel) that can then be mastered and distributed.

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Miloco Studios

For an engineer for qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

The mastering engineer must have been responsible for the processing and preparation of production masters for commercial releases.

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation

For qualifying productions as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

This person is responsible for taking previously recorded material and creating a completely new version of the track using what are generally understood to be "re-mixing" studio techniques.

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio

For qualifying productions available for purchase as a physical product or as a download as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

For qualifying productions available for purchase as a physical product or as a download as defined below ("Definitions of Eligibility").

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by RME

For the best UK commercial studio which exists primarily as a rental facility for the recording and/or mixing of music. This award is judged by a special panel of professional producers and/or recording engineers who, at their discretion, may individually visit the shortlisted nominees, make their assessments without conferring with the other judges, and vote accordingly.

The A&R Award, sponsored by The Association Of Independent Music

For someone who is judged to have been essential during, but not directly involved in, the creative process of production across one or more projects, but not limited to the past year.

The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Audio Note

This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person working in production in recognition of abody of work over several years which has significantly inspired others.

Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, sponsored by PPL

This is awarded by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee and will be presented to a person who had made an outstanding contribution to the music industry.

Definitions of Eligibility

1. All projects and music related to the person being nominated, and all nominations for UK Album Of The Year, and UK Single Song Release Of The Year, must have been commercially released (for the first time and not previously released) for download and/or purchase as a physical or digital product, or as a stream, between 1st August 2016 and 31st July 2017. For the avoidance of doubt 'commercially available' means paid for, or available free as long as they are also available for sale. The release must also be unlimited, i.e. a limited edition promo release on limited formats, e.g. 'vinyl only' is ineligible.

2. General Distribution: Works must be released via general distribution, defined as the nationwide release of a recording via brick and mortar, third-party online retailers, and/or applicable digital streaming services. Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United Kingdom for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).

3. Apart from the International Producer Of The Year Award, the Inspiration Award, and the award for Outstanding Contribution, nominees must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

4. Recordings must be non-infringing, original works of authorship. To the extent a recording embodies in whole or in part the copyrighted work of a third party, appropriate authorization to use and incorporate such copyrighted work must have been obtained. If allegations are made that a recording is unauthorized and does not meet these criteria, MPG Awards Ltd. will consider the allegations and determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of such recordings.

5. For the UK Album Of The Year and UK Single Song Release Of The Year categories, if the award is presented to a production team, i.e. producer, recording engineer and mix engineer, at least 50% of whom must be either UK passport holders or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. In the case that one person was producer, engineer and mixer, then he/she must be either a UK passport holder or be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Those with dual nationalities will only be eligible for the UK categories, and not the International Producer category. N.B. It is not necessary that the recording artists featured in the UK Album and UK Single categories hold UK passports or satisfy the Statutory Residency Test. Albums are regarded as eligible as long as they satisfy the definition published by the UK Official Charts company.

6. For the International Producer Of The Year Award, nominees must be neither UK passport holders nor be able to satisfy the Statutory Residency Test.

7. In the Breakthrough Engineer and Breakthrough Producer categories, nominees who have been shortlisted in previous years will be regarded as ineligible. In such cases, they will be deemed to have already 'broken through' in a previous year, and so cannot 'break through' a second time.

8. Greatest Hits compilations will not be considered unless at least 50% of the tracks are new material.

9. Re-releases: if a previously released track undergoes a new mix (with possible additional production) and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible for consideration in any of the awards categories (with the exception of the Studio Of The Year Award and The A&R Award). If a track is re-mastered and acquires a new ISRC, then it will be eligible in the Mastering Engineer Of The Year award category.

10. In the event of questions or disputes regarding the eligibility of submissions for the MPG Awards, the decision of the MPG Awards Committee is final.