About The MPG Awards 2022

MPG-AWARDS-2016_Marc-Sethi-6989-croppedFor the past thirteen years, the Music Producers Guild Awards has recognised and celebrated some of the most remarkable and exciting talent in the history of music recording.


Public nominations open from 4th January 2022. Anyone can submit entries for consideration in any of the 13 award categories (this includes non-members too). The remaining three categories are in the gift of the MPG.

The eligibility period for the 2022 Awards is for releases from 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021.

This year sees the introduction of two new categories: Vocal Producer of the Year & Rising Star award. The Rising Star replaces the breakthrough engineer category, so that any eligible early-career recording, mixing or mastering engineer can be nominated for this category.

2022 also sees the return of the Unsung Hero Award, the only open category, which is for anyone involved in the industry who goes above and beyond. From amazing studio assistants or technicians, effective campaigners, to anyone else involved in music production who works tirelessly behind the scenes and deserves some public recognition.


The ceremony will take place at The Tower Hotel on 9th June 2022.

The MPG Awards process is conducted in three distinct stages:

1. Submissions: this is simply the collection of suggestions of possible candidates for each award category. 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. Just as in 2021, the MPG’s studio members will also be able to nominate engineers or assistant engineers to participate in the judging.

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.