APRA Silver Scroll Award Winner Announced

Thursday 11 September 2008, 5:22AM


Tonight, the music industry’s most prestigious songwriting prize, the APRA Silver Scroll was presented for the 43rd time.

The winner of the 2008 APRA Silver Scroll is Opshop - Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris for their song, “One Day”.

This peer voted Award is decided by APRA Members, New Zealand’s songwriters and composers. Hundreds of votes were made and the finalist songs were listened to online thousands of times via

“Opshop richly deserve the honour as they have written a song that has been embraced by the nation. It’s a beautiful example of the craft needed to raise a song above another – it’s simple but hugely emotive.” says APRA NZ Director, Anthony Healey.

“We are extremely proud to showcase all the finalists and all the winners. New Zealand music and especially these songs remain vibrant and original” says Healey

Tonight APRA in association with RIANZ proudly made another induction to the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame – The Topp Twins.

“With their unique brand of music laced with politics and humour, Lynda and Jools occupy a secure place in the NZ heartland”, says APRA Writer Director Arthur Baysting. “Through their songs, their television shows and their live appearances, the Topps have achieved Kiwi icon status”.

The Australasian Performing Right Association is proud to confirm the following winners, announced this evening (10 Sept) at the invitation only event held at the Auckland Town Hall.

APRA Silver Scroll Award
Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris (Opshop) with “One Day”

New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame Induction
Lynda & Jools Topp – The Topp Twins

SOUNZ Contemporary Award – recognising creative excellence by a classical composer.
Chris Gendall with “Wax Lyrical”

APRA Maioha Award – celebrating contemporary Maori music.
Ruia Aperahama with “Rere Reta Rere Reta”

Most Performed Work in New Zealand
Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris (Opshop) with “One Day”

Most Performed Work Overseas
Neil Finn with “Don’t Dream It’s Over”