Metro Boomin has been labeled the Producer of The Year 2023 by Variety. SZA is named Hitmaker of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo, and Metro Boomin are among the top honorees at Variety’s seventh annual Hitmakers celebrations.
The celebrations look back at the year in music and recognize the writers, producers, publishers, managers and executives who helped make and break the 25 most-consumed songs of the year, as measured by Billboard and Luminate Charts.
It's an invitation-only brunch held on Saturday, Dec. 2, presented by Sony Audio (Sony Corporation’s audio division) and its “For the Music” brand platform and campaign.
“The goal of Hitmakers always has been to honor the top artists and songs of the year, and especially the people behind them,” said Variety executive music editor Jem Aswad.
The 2023 Hitmakers program includes the following awards selected by Variety’s editorial team:
SZA– Hitmaker of the Year
Olivia Rodrigo – Storyteller of the Year
Boygenius – Group of the Year
Metro Boomin – Producer of the Year
Mark Ronson – Soundtrack of the Year
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS – Film Song of the Year: “What Was I Made For”
Maren Morris – Changemaker of the Year
Republic Records – Label of the Year
Grammy Museum President and CEO Michael Sticka
Music Education and Advocacy Leadership Award presented by City National Bank