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New Year’s Honours for Morris and Black

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Jenny Morris and Malcolm Black’s services to the music industry have been recognized in the New Year’s Honours.

APRA chair Morris – who was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame last year – received the Queen’s Service Medal for her music business achievements and her charity work.

Former Netherworld Dancing Toys singer Black, meanwhile, has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Following the break up of the band – best known for the smash hit ‘For Today’ – he established himself as NZ’s first dedicated specialist music lawyer, playing a key role in the development of legal infrastructures for both artists and recording, publishing and management companies.

As well as being a key advisor in the establishment of NZ On Air’s music scheme, Black served as A&R director at Sony Music from 1996 to 2009 and chaired the Music Industry Export Development Group.

He also went on to create Les Mills Music Licensing, which supplies 18,000 fitness clubs in 80 countries with music for use in exercise programmes.

Jenny Morris at the Silver Scrolls


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