Music Producers Guild Awards nominees announced

music producers guildFKA Twigs, Bjork and mastering engineer Mandy Parnell are among the nominees for the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards 2016.

The event, which is will be in its eighth year in 2016, aims to celebrate the best players in music production.

FKA Twigs is shortlisted for breakthrough producer of the year and album of the year while Bjork has nominated as international producer of the year.

Tony Platt, MPG Awards group director, said: We are delighted that this year we have had a record number of submissions and the highest number of votes cast to form the shortlists.

‘This has resulted in the strongest array of candidates since we started the event and the judging is going to be a serious task! We are proud that the MPG Awards truly reflects the wealth of creative talent in our industry and are looking forward to an exciting, star-studded evening in our new prestigious venue next February.’

The MPG Awards will take place on 3 February 2016 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The full list of nominees is below:

UK Producer Of The Year, sponsored by The BRIT Awards

Charlie Andrew (Alt-J – Every Other Freckle)
Mark Ronson (Mark Ronson – Uptown Special)
Mike Crossey (Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool)
Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood – Royal Blood)

International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Pro Tools Expert

Bjork (Bjork – Vulnicura)
Max Martin (The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face)
Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange (Muse – Drones)

Breakthrough Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Focusrite

Catherine Marks (Sunset Sons – Blondie)
FKA Twigs (Tahliah Barnett, FKA Twigs LP1)
Neil Comber (Django Django – First Light)

Recording Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by AMS Neve

Dan Cox (Laura Marling – Short Movie)
Guy Massey (Palma Violets – Danger In The Club)
Olga Fitzroy (Eliot Sumner – I Followed You Home)

Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year

Ben Baptie (Lianne La Havas – Blood)
Brett Cox (Marika Hackman – We Slept At Last)
Drew Bang (Slaves – Are You Satisfied?)

Mix Engineer Of The Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic

Cenzo Townshend (The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It)
Craig Silvey (Florence And The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful)
David Wrench (Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?)

Mastering Engineer Of The Year

Barry Grint (Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch 2015 Remaster)
John Davis (Led Zeppelin – Presence 2015 Remaster)
Mandy Parnell (Jamie XX – In Colour)

Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Prism Sound

Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) (Hot Chip – Need you now – Percussions Edit)
UNKLE (James Lavelle) (London Grammar – Hey Now – UNKLE remix)
Jungle (Shura – Indecision – Jungle Remix)

UK Album Of The Year

FKA Twigs – LP1
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Royal Blood – Royal Blood

UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure

Everything EverythingRegret
FKA TwigsPendulum
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton

Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Avid

AIR Studios
Strongroom Studios
Urchin Studios

The A&R Award

Chris Briggs
Ollie Hodge