Morton ‘co-founded’ Schtung Music with high school friend Andrew Hagen in 1972, when the duo began performing in their hometown, Wellington, NZ. Their band, Schtung rose to prominence in NZ throughout the 70’s and on its demise the two launched into composing soundtracks for local films and documentaries, and eventually decamped to Hong Kong in 1982 where they set up Schtung Music Ltd. Over the ensuing decades Schtung has had studios in Singapore, Shanghai & Santa Monica.
Morton is based in Hong Kong where he produces various artistes, continues to provide soundtracks to the Asian advertising industry and travels regularly as music consultant to the Hyatt Asia Pacific Hotel Group.
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Andrew ‘co-founded’ Schtung Music with high school friend Morton Wilson in 1972, when the duo began performing in their hometown, Wellington, NZ. Ther band, Schtung rose to prominence in NZ thoughout the 70’s and on its demise the two launched into composing soundtracks for local films and documentaries, and eventually decamped to Hong Kong in 1982 where they set up Schtung Music Ltd. Over the ensuing decades Schtung has had studios in Singapore, Shanghai & Santa Monica.
Andrew divides his time between Wellington & Los Angeles, still composing for various soundtrack projects, running Schtung Media and laying an active part in promoting New Zealand artists through his Urban Art Limited initiative.
Ann Yeung started her career with direct marketing and production at Bates Advertising in 1987
She joined Schtung Music in 1988 as Production Assistant, liasing with agency producers from the 4A’s Advertising Agencies and promoting the composers on staff.
In 1992 Ann helped in setting up Schtung Music Singapore , training the production staff there.
In 1997 Ann became General Manager of Schtung Hong Kong, and in 1999 she set up Schtung Shanghai, employing a production team and supervising composers from Hong Kong & Singapore who were brought into the company.
In 2002 Ann produced an album of original songs in Mandarin for MacDonald’s China. This was a premium item created to help kids learn English phrases. It sold over 600,000 copies and in 2004 Schtung was asked to create a video follow-up. Ann co-wrote and produced the series of live action and CG videos with Film Director Thomas@Dajoint
Since 2000 she has been instrumental in producing full length albums of original music for a host of clients, including Hyatt Hotels and the Giordano fashion label. These projects require composers and musicians from all round the region, ranging from pop to jazz to classical.
Ann has also helped Schtung Music achieve a reputation as the top musical copyright clearing house for advertisers in Hong Kong. Her strong relationships with all the major regional Record Labels and Music Publishers has enabled her to finesse deals for Cathay Pacific and other companies to use music from top international artists in TV commercials and promotional events. Ann also works closely with the majors (Universal, Warner, EMI) and the Composers & Authors Society of HK (CASH) in an advisory capacity on copyright issues.
Schtung Music has worked with all the leading local advertising directors over the years and played a vital part in the post-production area of commercial film-making. Ann would be the first to tell you that working on music, sound design and voice-over at the end of the film production process is probably the best place to learn from the director about all aspects of a shoot – what works and what doesn’t, especially!
Mixing Engineer / Singer /Programmer
Titus Chu joined Schtung in 2015 as Mixing Engineer and Studio Manager. He has worked with a number of vocalists and musicians these last few years and is equally happy recording a classical String Quartet session or full on Rock Guitar.
Before coming to HK Titus won awards in his home base Toronto in various high profile singing competitions, and now regularly gigs around HK with local industry friends (he is also an accomplished guitarist).
Renaissance Man Titus also has a solid background in IT and brought his programming skills to Schtung creating our proprietary music playback software package THE SHUFFLE.
Composer / Arranger / Musical Director
Allan Lau has worked with Schtung for many years as a composer and arranger on a host of different projects.
Notable achievements include writing major pieces for the Grand Opening of City of Dreams in Macau, scoring a pyrotechnics extravaganza for Macau’s famed Kotai Strip, a mini suite for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also contributing to the Walt Disney Asian themed animated series ‘Legends of the Ring of Fire’.
Allan has written memorable pieces for a variety of albums produced by Schtung for both corporate fashion clients and individual pop and jazz artistes.
Composer / Arranger / Musical Director
Shawn Letts joined Schtung Singapore in 1992 and has written scores of tracks for advertising clients in Southeast Asia.
He also contributed soundtracks to the Disney series ‘Legends of the Ring of Fire’, and produced the seminal ‘Asian Music Sampler’ project ‘Heart of Asia’ in collaboration with Spectrasonics in Los Angeles, a yearlong project that involved recording numerous Malay, Chinese and Indian soloists and a full scale Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
Shawn produced the David Bowie ‘Bollywood Remix’ of ‘Let’s Dance commissioned by EMI UK, and has also released two albums of his own original work (‘My Lucky Charm’ & ‘A Second Opinion’) featuring local Singaporean musicians and, most recently, he co-wrote and produced an album for SNG based jazz diva, Alemay Fernandez and toured the album in New York.
He performs regularly in Singapore on piano and sax with a number of leading jazz musicians and recently composed a theme track for the newly opened ANDAZ Singapore Hotel with Morton and percussion maestro Mohammed Noor, which was featured in Vanity Fair Magazine.
Composer / Remix Producer
Ian Widgery came to Hong Kong in 2002 and was instrumental in raising Schtung’s profile internationally as a purveyor of hip Asian Remix tracks.
He contributed to remix projects commissioned by EMI for David Bowie and Human League, then developed a series of albums with Morton including ‘The Pathe 1930’s Shanghai Divas Redefined’, which went platinum in the first year of its international release, ‘Retrochine’ which featured remixes of songs from the fabled Shaw Brothers movie catalog, and the ‘Shanghai Tang Lounge Collection’, which included some 1930’s Shanghai remixes along with original pieces written for the fashion brand.
Ian’s career as a DJ has seen him play some of the top clubs from London and Europe, through Asia and North America.