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Submissions open this month for the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards

Laura  Barnes
Submissions open this month for the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards

The submission date for next year’s Music Producers Guild Awards has been announced.

The MPG Awards will be 10 years old in 2018, and to mark the occasion organisers are promising that the next ceremony, which takes place in London on March 1st 2018, will be the biggest, best and the glitziest yet.

Over the last decade the role of the music producer has really come to the fore, with top names such as Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Paul Epworth and Pharrell generating as much public interest as the artists they work with.

This change to the industry’s power structure is in no small part down to the MPG, which has worked tirelessly to raise the status of the UK’s highly skilled recording professionals and, through its hugely popular Awards, champion their creativity and talent.
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“In many cases it is the producer, not the label, that brings about artist success,” said Tony Platt, Managing Director of MPG Awards. “This is recognised and acknowledged in our Awards, which have built up an integrity respected throughout the production community.”

With a roll call of previous award winners that includes Sir George Martin CBE, Youth, Paul Epworth, FKA Twigs, Brian Eno, Roni Size, Catherine Marks, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart, the MPG Awards are widely regarded as a key event in the UK music industry calendar.

The awards will take place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, with broadcaster and breakfast show presenter Shaun Keaveny (pictured) hosting the night.

To kick-start the 10th Anniversary MPG Awards and ensure that a truly diverse range of recording professionals are in the running to receive a gong, the MPG is opening submissions on August 16th – a process that allows names to be put forward for Awards consideration.

As in previous years, this part of the MPG Awards process is open to everyone. There are 13 categories where anyone can submit a name.

Recording professionals and studio owners who would like to be considered are strongly recommended to get online and submit their own names rather than relying on other people to do it for them.

Likewise, if you are a manager of a producer, engineer or self-producing artist, now is your chance to put your client’s name forward.

The link for submissions is here and will be live from August 16th: http://www.mpg.org.uk/mpg-awards/mpg-awards-submissions-2018/

“Winning an award shows that you have the respect of your peers because ultimately they are the people who have voted for you,” Tony Platt adds. “But before that can happen, you must submit your own name or the name of someone you think is worthy of consideration in a particular category.”

Tickets for the 2018 MPG Awards are now on sale and there are currently a limited number of super discounted tickets available.

For price information visit http://www.mpg.org.uk/mpg-awards/2018-tickets/

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