Ben Edwards has taken out the Tui for Best Producer for his work on Nadia Reid's 2017 album Preservation.
Edwards helped create award-winning albums for Tami Neilson, Marlon Williams and Delaney Davidson, and has been instrumental in bringing artists including Reid and Aldous Harding to international attention.
Ben Edwards talks to Music 101's Tony Stamp about his win:
Other gongs presented at last night's Artisan Awards, which are part of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, include:
- Best Engineer: Clint Murphy, for his work on Hamilton rockers Devilskin's latest album Be Like The River
- Best Album Cover: Henrietta Harris for her work on Grayson Gilmour's album Otherness
- Best Music Video: Joel Kefali for his video for ‘Got It Bad’ by LEISURE
Clint Murphy is known for his work with local artists including Opshop, The Feelers and Kimbra, as well as his work with Manic Street Preachers and former Spice Girls member Melanie C.
Henrietta Harris is a well-known New Zealand artist whose hand-drawn works have appeared in shows all over New Zealand, Australia, London and New York. She was also a finalist in 2014 for Grayson Gilmour’s last album Infinite Life.
Joel Kefali has worked with everyone from Lorde to Katy Perry. He started out in 2007 as part of the duo Special Problems with Campbell Hooper who created videos for the likes of The Mint Chicks, Kimbra, Gin Wigmore and The Naked and Famous.