About the Music Producers Guild Awards 2018


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.

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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.

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.