Keen to know why the nominees have been chosen? Scan down to see some of names shortlisted - and maybe discover some great new music.
The 13th annual The Music Producer’s Guild Awards (MPG’s) is pushing ahead despite Covid setbacks, with an online announcement of the worthy winners who help frame our fantastic music industry.
Judging has now taken place; results have been independently verified and the winners are being announced, with organisers revealing two winners a week.
Flare Audio is once again honoured to be sponsoring the Producer of the Year Award, and wish all the nominees in this, and every category, the best of luck.
UK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Ben Hillier - Inflo - Marta Salogni
“The MPG Awards feature 16 award categories that celebrate the best and brightest talent in music production, along with the industry’s rising stars. Previous award winners have included Sir George Martin CBE, Skepta, FKA Twigs, Roni Size, Sylvia Massy, Brian Eno, Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart,” cite MPG organisers.
If you’re looking for exposure to some new music, categories to watch out for are:
UK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia
IDLES: Ultra Mono
Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka
UK SINGLE SONG RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Harry Styles: Adore You ‘Mura Masa’
Deal Wiv It: (with Slowthai) Stormzy
Own It: (feat. Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy)
SELF-PRODUCING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Four Tet (Kieran Hebden)
Glass Animals (Dave Bayley)
UK WRITER-PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Also ones to look out for are winners of The MPG Inspiration Award, The Special Recognition Award, and The MPG Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, sponsored by PPL.
Wishing the best to friend of Flare, Dani Bennett Spragg, who is nominated for Recording Engineer of the Year, following her previous 2019 win as Breakthrough Engineer of the Year.
Click here for full list of the MPG 2021 Awards categories and nominees.
Headliner Magazine is the media partner for the MPG Awards 2021.