In 2016 Youth received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music from the Music Producers Guild, and this is what they said about him:
One of the UK’s most consistent, credible and influential producers, Youth has been responsible for numerous hits from artists including The Verve, Embrace, Echo and the Bunnymen, Crowded House, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney and The Charlatans. Among his recent projects was the co-production of Pink Floyd‘s final album, The Endless River. Released in 2014, this quintessential Pink Floyd album sold over 2.5 million copies in its first year. It debuted at No. 1 in the UK and in more than 20 other countries around the world including France, Germany, Canada and New Zealand. Youth also remixed David Gilmour‘s current solo No. 1 album, Rattle That Lock. By honouring Youth with an Outstanding Contribution Award, the Music Producers Guild is recognising an exceptional body of work that spans more than 30 years and has made a significant contribution to the success of the UK music recording industry.
You can hear an interview on our podcast ‘Druicast’ with Youth about how he manages to be highly creative himself and how he facilitates other’s creativity, and his relationship to Druidry, made during the 2016 OBOD Gathering in Glastonbury, when he received his Honorary Bardship in the link below.