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by Sophie Mashlan

2017 Artisan Awards Finalists Announcement

by Sophie Mashlan

2017 Artisan Awards Finalists Announcement

The 2017 Artisan Awards finalists have been announced, as well as October 25 as the date of the ceremony.

This year, four Tuis will be presented, for Best Producer, Best Engineer, Best Album Cover and NZ On Air Best Music Video.

The Best Producer finalists are Ben Edwards for his work on Nadia Reid’s album ‘Preservation’, SmokeyGotBeatz for producing ‘Stoneyhunga’ for his band SWIDT, and Leisure who produced their own self-titled album.

Ben Edwards gets another nod for Best Engineer, also for his work on Nadia Reid’s album, joining Clint Murphy for Devilskin’s ‘Be Like The River’, and Chris Chetland for ‘A Place to Stand’ by Rei.   

The top music video creators of the past year are Sam Kristofski for his Fazerdaze creation Lucky Girl, Dan Watkins (Reel Factory) for Shapeshifters Her, and rounding out the NZ on Air Best Music Video finalists is Joel Kefali for Got It Bad by Leisure.

Henrietta Harris was previously a finalist for Best Album Cover in 2014 and she returns this year for her work on Grayson Gilmour’s ‘Otherness’. Joining Henrietta is Dean Poole and Tyrone Ohia (Alt Group) for Shapeshifter’s Stars and Jamie Robertson for ‘String Theory’ by Fly My Pretties.