Music Producers Guild Awards 2019 – all the winners!
Posted on: Thursday 28th of February 2019
The top accolade of Producer Of The Year, sponsored by Flare Audio was won by James Ford (pictured [R] with Damon Albarn) for his work on the Arctic Monkey’s sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Everything Everything’s fourth studio album A Fever Dream and Gorillaz’s sixth studio album The Now Now. Ford is also a founder member of Simian and Simian Mobile Disco.
For the second year running female recording professionals made their presence felt at the MPG Awards by carrying off a quarter of the accolades, including Breakthrough Engineer of the Year – a category that was totally dominated by women and was ultimately won by Dani Bennett Spragg.
Other notable award winners were Skepta, who was given the MPG Inspiration Award; Hugh Padgham, who received the PPL Present The MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution To UK Music, and Rockfield Studios founder Kingsley Ward and his family who received a Special Recognition Award. Their contribution was marked by a unique live performance featuring a number of artists who have recorded seminal projects at Rockfield over the years, including James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers.
The 11th MPG Awards featured a total of 16 award categories, each designed to recognise and celebrate the best and brightest talent in music production, along with the industry’s rising stars. The event was hosted by broadcaster Shaun Keavenyand was attended by over 350 people.
• Re-mixer Of The Year, sponsored by Synchro Arts – Shura
• Breakthrough Producer Of the Year, sponsored by Focusrite – Dilip Harris
• Self-Producing Artist Of The Year, sponsored by Spitfire Audio – Jon Hopkins
• International Producer Of The Year, sponsored by RME – Greg Kurstin
• UK Album Of The Year, sponsored by Universal Audio – Everything Everything: A Fever Dream
• UK Single Song Release Of The Year, sponsored by Shure – Anna Calvi: Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
• The A&R Award, sponsored by DAFT Studios – Gilles Peterson
• Studio Of The Year, sponsored by Soundgas – Strongroom