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Short lists published for the MPG Awards 2015!


After a two-month period of intense activity validating the nominations, uploading them to the website for voting by the Full Members of the MPG, and analysing the data, we are proud to publish the short lists for the Music Producers Guild Award 2015.

The official MPG press release (by Sue Sillitoe, MPG press secretary):

The Music Producers Guild Announces Its 2015 Awards Shortlist

Projects undertaken for artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran have helped top recording professionals secure a place on this coveted Awards shortlist.

London, UK: Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are just some of the hugely influential producers who have made it onto the short list for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards.

The list, which was announced today, highlights some of the year’s major recording projects with artists such as Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Lana del Rey delivering nominations for their respective producers, engineers and remixers.

Steve Levine, chairman of the Music Producers Guild, says: “Once again we had a fantastic response to our request for nominations, with many new names featured in just about every awards category. MPG Full members have now cast their votes to create our shortlist for 2015 and the Award winners will be decided by a panel of judges who will meet before the end of this year.”

The Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK’s music industry. The winner of the Music Producers Guild’s Producer of the Year Award also receives a BRIT Award for Best Producer, and both awards will be presented at the Awards ceremony, which takes place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday February 12th. 2015.

The shortlists for each category (in no particular order) are as follows:

  • UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BRITS 2015:

Paul Epworth


Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory

Jake Gosling

  • Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by RØDE:

Neil Comber

Cameron Craig

Mark Rankin

  • Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:

Andy Bradfield

Guy Massey

Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

  • Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Apollo & Transco Blanx:

Matt Colton

Mandy Parnell

Tim Young

  • UK Album of the Year:

Ed Sheeran – X

Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

London Grammar – If You Wait

  • UK Single Song Release of the Year, sponsored by Shure:

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Royal Blood – Come On Over

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

  • Re-mixer of the Year:


Jon Hopkins

James Rutledge

  • Breakthrough Producer of the Year:

Cameron Blackwood

Tom Dalgety


  • Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Alchemea:

Olga FitzRoy

Robbie Nelson

Alexis Smith

  • International Producer of the Year, sponsored by Lewitt Audio & JHS:

Dan Auerbach

T-Bone Burnett

Pharrell Williams

  • Studio of the Year, sponsored by KMR Audio:

Abbey Road Studios

AIR Studios

RAK Studios

  • The A&R Award:

Chris Briggs

Phil Christie

Korda Marshall

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced in December, while the recipients of the MPG Innovation Award and the MPG Inspiration Award will be announced at the Awards ceremony in February, 2015.

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