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MPG AWARDS FOR SIR GEORGE MARTIN, PAUL EPWORTH & MORE

MPG AWARDS FOR SIR GEORGE MARTIN, PAUL EPWORTH & MORE

Sir George Martin, Fran Nevrkla (PPL) and Paul Epworth
Sir George Martin, Fran Nevrkla (PPL) and Paul Epworth
- David Stark, Steve Rotheram MP, Steve Levine
David Stark, Steve Rotheram MP, Steve Levine
- Bill Wyman, Glyn Johns, Ian Dennis
Bill Wyman, Glyn Johns, Ian Dennis
- Jake Gosling and Paul Epworth
Jake Gosling and Paul Epworth

LONDON, February 8th: The Music Producers Guild Awards 2013 was held last night at the Cafe De Paris in London. Winner of the Producer of the Year Award was Paul Epworth for his work with Florence + The Machine, he was also presented with a BRIT Award for Best Producer. Other recipients included Sir George Martin CBE, who won the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award and Richard Russell, head of A&R at XL Recordings, who won the new A&R Award, which honours an A&R executive who has been a genuine champion of the creative process across one or more projects in the past year.

MPG chairman Steve Levine said: "When it comes to talent and creativity, British music production has a long legacy that is internationally recognised and respected. Younger recording professionals are the life blood of our industry and we are delighted that so many of them have been Award recipients this year. Recording professionals play a vitally important part in the success of the UK and international music industry and we are happy to honour their achievements, not just to give them to accolades they deserve but also to motivate the next generation of 100,000 music students in the UK who will be the producers and engineers of the future.

"The fact that this event is always so well supported indicates the value the wider music industry puts on the work recording professional do," Levine added. "We are delighted that, once again, the Music Producers Guild Awards has been so enthusiastically received by such an illustrious audience."

The full list of winners is as follows:

UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BRIT Awards:
Paul Epworth

Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by RØDE:
Al O'Connell

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

Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Radial:
Matt Colton

Live Production of the Year, sponsored by Shure:
Bon Iver at AIR Studios

UK Album of the Year, sponsored by Sontronics:
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

UK Single Song Release of the Year, sponsored by sE Electronics:
The Maccabees - Pelican

Remixer of the Year, sponsored by Akai Professional:
UNKLE

Breakthrough Producer of the Year, in association with Sound on Sound, sponsored by Focusrite:
Charlie Andrew

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Genelec:
Charlie Hugall

International Producer of the Year, sponsored by British Grove Studios:
Danger Mouse

International Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by KMR Audio:
Tchad Blake

Studio of the Year, sponsored by Pro Sound News Europe:
Snap! Studios

The A&R Award, sponsored by Thermionic Culture:
Richard Russell

The MPG Innovation Award, presented by the Music Producers Guild:
Björk

The MPG Inspiration Award, sponsored by Prism Sound:
Glyn Johns

The Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL:
Sir George Martin CBE

MPG home page: http://www.mpg.org.uk/

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