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MPG announces shortlist for 2011 Awards show

Plan B, Paloma Faith, Mumford & Sons and Biffy Clyro have been named Paloma Faith: Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?as the four artists nominated for the prestigious UK Single of the Year award from the Music Producers Guild (MPG).
She Said, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful, The Cave and God and Satan are the respective singles battling it out for the accolade, which will be presented at the annual award ceremony in London on February 9th.
Now in its third year, the event looks to recognise the contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK’s music industry.
And, MPG chairman Steve Levine says the 2011 Awards attracted a large number of nominations, all of which were of a very high calibre.
“Nomination numbers were significantly up on last year and we are delighted with the response,” he said. “These awards are only in their third year but the response indicates just how coveted an MPG Award is to those recording professionals who work so hard to create the music that we all enjoy.”
Meanwhile, the winner of the MPG’s Producer of the Year Award will also pick up a BRIT Award for Best Producer, with both prizes set to be presented at the forthcoming ceremony.
Markus Dravs, Ethan Johns, John Leckie, Mike Pela and Stuart Price have all received a nomination for the prestigious accolade, the guild revealed.
After receiving nominations for qualifying people in each category, the shortlist was voted on by full MPG members and those chosen will be put before a final judging panel.
Elsewhere, the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award will be announced shortly, while the winner for the Unsung Hero will be voted for by the readers of Pro Sound News Europe.

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