With the awards season now in full swing, last night Recorded Music NZ celebrated its newly badged Artisan Awards, previously known simply as the Technical Awards, on the 14th floor of Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.
Hosted by entertainment reporter Kate Rodger, the awards give nods to producers, engineers, designers and music video makers.
The big winner of the night was Joel Little who, although absent, gained two Tuis ( Best Engineer and Best Producer) for his work in both roles on Broods’ ‘Conscious’ album. In a video message from his home in LA Joel acknowledged his children who had to live with their dad’s late night recording sessions in the room next door to them during the creation of the album.
Graphic designer Anns Taylor won her second Tui for illustrating the cover artwork for ‘Absolute Truth’ by her partner James Milne’s band Lawrence Arabia.
First time music video maker Chris Lane took home the Tui for Best Video – recognition of his work on the music video for Avalanche City’s single Inside Out.