Lauren Laverne Confirmed as Host of the Music Producers Guild Awards 2013

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Radio and television presenter Lauren Laverne is to host the 2013 Music Producers Guild Awards, which take place at the Caf� de Paris in London on February 7th 2013.An award-winning presenter, Lauren began her career in the music industry as a member of the indie band Kenickie. She entered the world of broadcasting in 1996 when she joined leading London radio station XFM, before moving to BBC 6Music where she now hosts a daily show. Lauren has a successful and varied on-screen career, presenting TV shows such as Transmission, The Culture Show, Style on Trial, 10 o'Clock Live and coverage from music events including Glastonbury and The Mercury Prize. She is also no stranger to the red carpet, having hosted a number of premieres in London''s Leicester Square.Steve Levine, chairman of the Music Producers Guild, says: �We are delighted that Lauren will be part of our 2013 Awards ceremony. She is immensely experienced and has a deep understanding of the music industry, both as an artist and a presenter. Her obvious love of music makes her ideally suited to host an event that recognises the recording professionals whose creative talents contribute so much to the hit records we all enjoy.�The 2013 Music Producers Guild Awards offers the perfect opportunity to mingle, network and rub shoulders with many of the industry''s most celebrated recording professionals, artists and decision makers. �Audio professionals have a unique place at the very heart of the music industry,� Steve Levine adds. �As true independents, we have an important role to play in supporting and guiding the artistic creation that is the lifeblood of our industry.� Now in its fifth year, the 2013 Music Producers Guild Awards will once again be presenting a BRIT Award for Best Producer to the winner of its UK Producer of the Year category. In total there are 18 award categories and these include:UK Producer of the YearInternational Producer of the YearBreakthrough Producer of the YearRecording Engineer of the YearInternational Recording Engineer of the Year Breakthrough Engineer of the YearMix Engineer of the YearMastering Engineer of the YearRe-mixer of the Year UK Album of the Year UK Single Song Release of the YearLive Production of the YearStudio of the YearThe A&R AwardThe Unsung Hero AwardThe MPG Innovation Award The MPG Inspiration AwardOutstanding Contribution to UK Music For more information about the Music Producers Guild awards please visit www.mpgawards.com-ends-About Music Producers Guild (UK):The Music Producers Guild (UK) is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest. The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers. www.mpg.org.uk or www.mpgawards.com

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