MPG pays tribute to David Bowie

The executive board of the Music Producers Guild has expressed its ‘sincere regret and sadness’ at the recent death from cancer of David Bowie, aged 69.

MPG board director Mick Glossop said: "Having previously acknowledged his unique talent and awesome greatness by presenting him with the MPG’s Innovation Award in 2014, we can expand only by declaring that his presence in the world of musical creativity will be missed and never equalled."

MPG full member & long-time Bowie mastering engineer Ray Staff added, “I am so sad to hear David Bowie is no longer with us. Such an amazing artist. He has left us an amazing musical legacy. I am very proud to have had the opportunity to master so many of his recordings over so many years.”

The MPG Award for Innovation is presented annually by the Music Producers Guild Awards Committee to a person working in music production whose work is seen to extend the boundaries of music production through innovative ideas and the creative use of technology.

The 2016 Music Producers Guild Awards will take place on February 3 at the Grosvenor House in London.

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