New dawn for Bowie's musical talents

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

We're pleased to see that Amy Bowie's work will feature among a unique new musical project managed by Jan Hellriegel. Music From Tomorrow Morning Project Sunrise Te Whitinga o te Ra? is a Songbroker initiative to create the world's first new body of musical expression from one of the first countries in the world to see the dawning of a new day.

"We wanted to ... create a unique opportunity to support our artists in these challenging times," says Hellriegel.

With the generous support of Creative New Zealand, Songbroker Music Publishing commissioned 28 songwriters and composers from among its own membership to write and record a piece of music within 14 days, with the starting brief: How it feels to be lucky enough to live in the first place in the world to feel the warmth of the 'new light'.

They were also asked to send in video diaries, photos of sunrises from their corner of New Zealand, plus artworks and other creative musings while they worked on their music.

We're looking forward to hearing the finished products!

Project Sunrise

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NZTV Awards names its TV Legend for 2020

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

Andrew Shaw

Top television executive Andrew Shaw has been announced as this year's recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Television Awards TV Legend honour for 2020.

Presented to a television professional, programme or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the television industry in New Zealand over the span of their career, the TV Legend Award is a special honour given at the discretion of the New Zealand Television Awards Committee.

Andrew began his television career in 1975 at the age of 18, as a children's television host on TV2 Presents Andy, which later became Hey Hey It's Andy.

Shaw will be presented with the highly coveted award at the New Zealand Television Awards on Wednesday 18 November at the red carpet gala event held at Auckland's Shed 10.