Tickets for the awards event at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on March 1st, 2018 are now on sale.
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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.

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

UK Producer Of The Year

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 Gove 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

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

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.

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.

 

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For the last nine 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 1st of March, 2018, the 16 awards recognise the best and brightest names in music production including the UK Producer of the Year.

For sponsorship opportunities for the MPG Awards 2018, please contact joe@offbeatldn.com 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.


The Music Producers Guild is delighted to celebrate the wealth of production talent in the UK by hosting the 10th MPG Awards event on March 1st, 2018 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.

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.

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.

Press coverage

• MPG Awards shortlists announced

BBC News DIY Magazine Record Of The Day  M Magazine
 Audio Media International  

 

• Tony Visconti to be given the Outstanding Contribution Award

M Magazine

 

• The MPG Awards 2017 Winners announced

Mix Magazine Songwriting Magazine Sound On Sound Music News M Magazine

 

 

The Winners!

(photography: Carys Lavin)

The Ceremony

(photography: Marc Sethi)

Live Performance by Roni Size

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Main Room

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Reception

(photography: Carys Lavin)

The Reception

(photography: Marc Sethi)

The Trophies!

The winners for each of the MPG 2017 Awards categories are as follows:

 

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Prism Sound

Paul Epworth

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Novation 

Andrew Hunt

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios

Tony Visconti

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

Tarek Musa (aka Spring King)

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Genelec

Manon Grandjean

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

Richard Woodcraft

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic

Tom Elmhirst

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Kazbar Systems

Matthew Herbert

Mastering Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by SADiE

Mandy Parnell

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

Radiohead ‘Burn The Witch’

UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio

David Bowie ‘Blackstar’

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by G-Technology and Jigsaw24

RAK Studios

The A&R Award, sponsored by AIM

Toby L & Tim Dellow (Transgressive Records)

Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL

Tony Visconti

The MPG Award for Inspiration, sponsored by Audio Note

Roni Size

Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve

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

The shortlists will be announced on November 14th, and final judging to determine the award winners will take place on December 5th.

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

To purchase tickets for the MPG Awards 2017 event on February 16th, click HERE.

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

MPG AWARDS 2016_Marc Sethi-6986Thanks for your votes in the MPG Awards 2017!

To place more votes, or edit your previous votes, please CLICK HERE.

 

PLEASE NOTE: When you’re sure that you’ve finished voting in all the categories you wish to vote in, YOU MUST HIT the SUBMIT MY VOTES button at the bottom of the Voting Page so that your votes will be entered into our database.

 

Submissions for the MPG Awards 2017 are now closed.

However, Submissions are open for the MPG Awards 2018 between August 16th and August 30th, 2017.

 

 

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For the last nine 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)

Held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Thursday the 16th of February, 2017, the 16 awards recognised the best and brightest names in music production including the UK Producer of the Year.

For sponsorship opportunities for the MPG Awards 2018, please contact joe@offbeatldn.com 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.


 

The Music Producers Guild was delighted to celebrate the wealth of production talent in the UK by hosting the 9th MPG Awards event on February 16th, 2017 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.


 

 


 

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.

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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.

The following credits are eligible: Producer

The following credits are not eligible for Producer categories: Executive Producer, Assistant Producer, Associate Producer, Vocal Production, Additional Production Strings (or any other instrument)

Projects that are co-credited with ‘additional production’ by a third party are eligible. However, projects which are co-credited with ‘co-production’ or ‘also produced by’ are ineligible

For the best UK commercial studio, that being one 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.

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

Nominations may include, but are not limited to, label executives, publishing executives and managers.

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 2015 and 31st July 2016. 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.

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.

Updating soon….

The Winners!

(photography: Carys Lavin)

The Ceremony

(photography: Mark Sethi)

Live Performance by Youth, Richard Ashcroft & band

(photography: Mark Sethi)

The Reception

(photography: Carys Lavin)

The Reception

(photography: Mark Sethi)

Miscellaneous

The Trophies!