The event, which will take place on 3 February 2016 in London, aims to celebrate the role of the producer and recording professionals in the music industry. 2015 winners included Dave Stewart, Paul Epworth and Giorgio Moroder.
Youth is well known as one of the UK’s most influential producers, working with numerous artists on a huge number of hits over a 30 year career.
Previous collaborators include The Verve, Embrace, Echo and the Bunnymen, Crowded House, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney and The Charlatans.
More recently Youth has been working with Culture Club on Tribes, the first studio album to feature the original founding members since 1999’s Don’t Mind If I Do. He is also finishing a new Jesus and Mary Chain album (the first in 20 years), writing with new Universal signing Barnaby and Bauhaus frontman Pete Murphy, and touring with Killing Joke.
Tony Platt, MPG Awards group director, said: ‘Combining the talents of producing, engineering and playing at the highest level requires a special set of talents and a refined sense of balance.
‘Youth was chosen for this award because he has consistently demonstrated his unique mastery of these talents with an amazingly wide variety of artists across the genres. He really has contributed in a most outstanding way.’
Visit the MPG website to find out more and buy tickets for the event.