Jan Hellriegel Album Release Party Compact Station
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jan Hellriegel Album Release Party Compact Station

JAN HELLRIEGEL- Sportsman of the Year

After 7 years pondering and 2 years in production, Jan Hellriegel has released Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy, her 4th studio album, with a unique twist: Sportsman Of The Year is also available as a beautifully produced book with photos and 12 chapters based on the stunning new collection of songs.

“Sportsman of the Year is about finally arriving at a place where she can look back at failures, disappointments and rejections with a sense of accomplishment and pride, knowing that without them she wouldn't be doing what she is today. It is about following your dreams and never giving up” commented Jan.

From being the next big thing in her early 20’s, to giving music away altogether at 30; raising a family, starting businesses and returning to music with fresh enthusiasm, a newfound wellbeing and a sense of purpose- those are the stories in the songs and the book and they are what Jan will be sharing at this very special show.

“Jan Hellriegel is about to release the best album of her career. As if that’s not enough, it’s a superb book as well”
Gary Steel

“Sportsman Of The Year is as fine an album as anything in Jan Hellriegel’s illustrious career”
Graham Reid

An uplifting evening of songs, stories and suburban philosophy from New Zealand singer/songwriter and positivity personified, Jan Hellriegel.

Sportsman Of The Year is a beautifully produced book with photos and 12 chapters based on the stunning new collection of songs.

“The book grew out of my album project when I realised the songs were taking a more philosophical, personal direction. I wanted to share some stories in parallel with the music, each informed by the other.”

Jan Hellriegel - Sportsman of the Year
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Hound Dog. Podcast. Hosted by Radio New Zealand  1/12
Apr
29
7:00 AM07:00

Hound Dog. Podcast. Hosted by Radio New Zealand 1/12

Hound Dog. 1/12 podcasts from the album Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy.

You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and Radio Public.

I have left the trail that millions before me/have worn right down to the bitter core – “It’s My Sin”,  Jan Hellriegel, 1992.

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Sportsman of the Year – A Suburban Philosophy is a unique project.

It’s an album of 12 new songs by award-winning singer and songwriter Jan Hellriegel.

But it’s also a book that expands and puts flesh on the ideas and experiences captured in the songs.

And it’s a podcast series, which mixes the words and the music together beautifully.

In every format, Sportsman is a celebration of life and its foibles as well as its perfect imperfection. It represents the journey, not the destination, and tells a tale of grit and of never giving up.

“My career has been nothing short of soul-destroying at times” says Jan. “And even though I have tossed my music aside on more than one occasion, I persevered. Through hardship came the wins, then more hardship, more flops, more lessons, more growth.”

“Each time I failed, I learned something new and got back up and kept going.”

Each episode of the podcast represents a song from the album and a chapter from the book. Sometimes it’s clear which stories are related to which songs. Other times the meanings are open to interpretation. They can all be digested on their own or go hand-in hand with each other. They’re not married, but they are good friends.

Sportsman of the Year – A Suburban Philosophy is not always an easy listen and some things might make you squirm. But this is how it happened for Jan. It’s supposed to be a little sad, funny, perplexing and occasionally contradictory because every day the view changes while we all try to make the nonsensical comprehensible.

 “If I have met you or if you have ever listened to a song of mine then you are right here in this podcast, these songs and this book, “says Jan.

“They are for you.”

Sportsman of the Year was written and performed by Jan Hellriegel.  From 26 April you can subscribe to the podcast at Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public and of course at rnz.co.nz.

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Music In Parks
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Music In Parks

Award-winning songwriter Jan Hellriegel (The Jan Hellriegel Experience) is back, celebrating the launch of her new studio album Sportsman of the Year.

Tempist Fujit is a four-piece dynamic rock band who’ve performed alongside prominent New Zealand acts including Midnight Youth, Tahuna Breaks and Dave Dobbyn.

Genre: Rock, Reggae, Roots, Soul, World, Pop.

Accessibility: Very limited event mobility parking, but there is a drop-off point at event entry. Accessible toilets available.

Thanks to our supporting partners MediaWorks New Zealand.

Auckland Council supports zero waste. Avoid polystyrene and plastic (wrap and bags) when bringing food on site. Consider re-useable or recyclable packaging. All Auckland Council sports fields, parks and reserves are smoke-free areas.

Music in Parks 2018: 24 free outdoor gigs over summer in Auckland. 
See the website for full details.

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IPSANZ NZ Twilight Seminars (Auckland)
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

IPSANZ NZ Twilight Seminars (Auckland)

Copyright in sound-alikes – legal and industry perspectives on Eight Mile Style LLC v New Zealand National Party (the ‘Eminem case’)

RSVP: 27 April 2018 Speaker:

Paul Sumpter (Auckland) / Matt Toulmin (Wellington) Chelsea Wong Jan Hellriegel

*Paul is an IP practitioner and academic. Matt is a litigator with a specialty in IP disputes. Each will provide an introduction to the relevant copyright framework.

*Chelsea recently completed conjoint BMus and LLB (Hons) degrees at the University of Auckland. She will discuss issues she explored in her honours dissertation (supervised by Paul), namely points of tension in music copyright law evident when considering the Eminem case from both a legal and music scholar's perspective.

*Jan is a well-known musician/songwriter and prominent music industry advocate, through her roles as music publisher (Songbroker) and music licensing & supervision specialist (Aeroplane Music). Jan gave expert evidence in the Eight Mile Style trial and will share her thoughts on the implications of the High Court’s decision for local music rights owners and users, as well as tips on how to avoid music copyright infringement.

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IPSANZ NZ Twilight Seminars (Wellington)
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

IPSANZ NZ Twilight Seminars (Wellington)

Copyright in sound-alikes – legal and industry perspectives on Eight Mile Style LLC v New Zealand National Party (the ‘Eminem case’)

RSVP: 27 April 2018 Speaker:

Paul Sumpter (Auckland) / Matt Toulmin (Wellington) Chelsea Wong Jan Hellriegel

*Paul is an IP practitioner and academic. Matt is a litigator with a specialty in IP disputes. Each will provide an introduction to the relevant copyright framework.

*Chelsea recently completed conjoint BMus and LLB (Hons) degrees at the University of Auckland. She will discuss issues she explored in her honours dissertation (supervised by Paul), namely points of tension in music copyright law evident when considering the Eminem case from both a legal and music scholar's perspective.

*Jan is a well-known musician/songwriter and prominent music industry advocate, through her roles as music publisher (Songbroker) and music licensing & supervision specialist (Aeroplane Music). Jan gave expert evidence in the Eight Mile Style trial and will share her thoughts on the implications of the High Court’s decision for local music rights owners and users, as well as tips on how to avoid music copyright infringement.

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