A&R Awards Producer of The Year Nominee TMS

A&R Awards Producer of The Year Nominee TMS

Ahead of the Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards on 7 November, we’re taking a closer look at the fantastic nominees for Producer of the Year.

In what is our seventh year of association with the awards celebrating the UK's best A&RS, labels, publishers, managers, songwriters and producers, we're proud to again support the Producer of the Year category and the amazing group of nominees including Billen Ted, Catherine Marks, Fred Again.., JAE5, Lostboy, Mark Ralph, Mark Ronson, P2J, PRGRSHN, Steve Mac, Kid Harpoon and TMS.
Next up is GRAMMY & Ivor-nominated production and songwriting team TMS.

What was the most fun you had in the studio this year?

"Hipgnosis Abbey Road writing camp. Getting to write with Nile Rodgers, Richie Sambora and some of our friends in the classic Studio Two. Merck putting us in awesome rooms in strange combinations and really shaking it up, pushing us out of our comfort zones. So much fun!” - TMS
TMS are composed of Tom 'Froe' Barnes, Ben Kohn and Peter 'Merf' Kelleher, originating from West London. All-rounders, who write both track and topline, their credit list includes the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, John Legend, G-Eazy, Niall Horan, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Sigma, Emeli Sandé, Paloma Faith, One Direction, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Little Mix, Wretch 32, Tom Grennan, Anne-Marie, Craig David and more.

Having started writing dance music together as teenagers, they had their first UK #1 record in September 2011 and have since written more than 30 top 20 singles, including the US Billboard Hot 100 No.1 Someone You Loved with Lewis Capaldi, as well as 9 UK Official Chart No.1's, selling over 50 million records worldwide and streaming over 10 billion times.

2020 saw them nominated for a Grammy and an Ivor Novello, win Song Of The Year at The Brits and place 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100 Producers Of The Year chart. The following year, they enjoyed Grammy success with John Legend’s Bigger Love (Best RnB Album) and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (Best Pop Vocal Album). They also won BMI Song Of The Year (Lewis Capaldi Before You Go) and ASCAP Song Of The Year (Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved), with both songs being nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

Most recently, Lewis Capaldi's return has seen them notch their 8th & 9th UK Official Chart No.1 singles with Forget Me & Wish You the Best respectively.

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