The annual Music Producers Guild Awards took place at the Café de Paris in London on Thursday [16th February]. The Awards celebrate the creative talent and technical ability of the UK's music producers, engineers, mixers and re-mixers. And it is with great pleasure for us to announce the top award for Producer of the Year – which also earned its winner a BRIT Award for Best Producer – went to no other than Tom's 'Praise & Blame' Producer, Ethan Johns!!
In the Best Producer category Ethan was up against 2012 Grammy Award-winner and Producer of Adele's '21' Record, Paul Epworth; as well as Grammy Award-winning British post punk and alternative rock producer 'Flood'. With such a strong shortlist and prestigigious Award we are delighted that Ethan walked away triumphant on the night.
As an annual highlight on the music industry's calendar, the Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK's music industry. MPG Chairman Steve Levine says: "An MPG Award is highly coveted by recording professionals because it represents an endorsement by your peers. Whilst anyone can nominate, only full members of the MPG are allowed to vote for the shortlist and therefore the results are relevant to the creative value of our industry. To win an MPG Award shows that you recognised to be at the top of your game as a recording professional."
It was a great honour to have worked with Ethan on Praise & Blame, so much so that Tom has reunited with him for his new album due out Spring/Summer this year . We want to congratulate Ethan on his Award and wish him all the best for the future.