Shaun received a posthumous lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Here's the press release for the awards evening, courtesy of Sony Music - this press release was printed in a number of newspapers around the country. The reference to Shaun is near the end.
Scribe, Brooke, Hayley – the headlining acts of a new generation of local talent – and Dimmer reign supreme at the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
Hip-hop sensation Scribe dominates the winners' list collecting seven awards while emerging talent Brooke Fraser and singing sensation Hayley Westenra both take out two Tuis.
Melodic pop artist and awards rookie Brooke Fraser takes out the Export Gold Breakthrough Artist of the Year title together with Best Female Solo Artist following her triple platinum debut album What To Do With Daylight.
Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) music awards spokesperson Adam Holt says the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners strongly reflect the quality and depth of local music.
"Increasing numbers of young local talent are now achieving success both here and internationally and that means the future of New Zealand music is in great shape.
"It's also fantastic to see that artists are excelling across a number of different genres. Local musicians are producing great music that caters to the tastes of all New Zealanders."
In a poignant moment during the celebrations the late Shaun Joyce (former Director of Marketing and Buying at Sounds Music) posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award from RIANZ president Michael Glading.
In his tribute Mr Glading described Shaun as a person who championed artists saying many, both local and international, owed their music triumphs in New Zealand to Shaun.
The 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are presented by RIANZ and are in their 39th year.