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APRA Silver Scroll Awards: Announcing the Top 20 New Zealand Songs Of The Year

Thursday 1 July 2010, 12:17PM
By APRA
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Now in its 45th year the APRA Silver Scroll Award is New Zealand’s pre-eminent songwriting award; and as an event, it is a highlight on the nation’s music industry calendar, an evening of unique collaborations and performances.

 

This invite only event will be held on Wednesday 8 September at the Auckland Town Hall.

 

APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association) are proud to announce the top 20 songs in line for New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award.

 

Song Title

Writer/Composer(s) & Publisher

Performed by

A New Dialogue

Julia Deans Native Tongue

Julia Deans

All of This

Aaron Short, Alisa Xayalith & Thom Powers

The Naked And Famous

Aotearoa

Ryan Beehre, Paul Dodge & Ruth Carr Native Tongue

Minuit

Autumn

Matthew Hope, Jonathan Pearce, Reuben Stephens & Alexander Freer

Artisan Guns

Barbie Dolls for Baghdad

Jordan Luck, Bryan Bell & Joe Walsh

The Jordan Luck Band

Buffalo

Richard Singleton, Warner Emery, William Ricketts, Samuel Scott, Luke Buda, Conrad Wedde & Thomas Callwood

The Phoenix Foundation

Cavalry

Jeremy Redmore, Simon Oscroft, Nick Campbell, Matt Warman & Aidan Bartlett

Midnight Youth

Comfortable

Shayne Carter

Dimmer

Dark Night of Yourself

Shayne Carter

Dimmer

Flock of Hearts

Richard Singleton, Warner Emery, William Ricketts, Samuel Scott, Luke Buda, Conrad Wedde & Thomas Callwood

The Phoenix Foundation

Garden

Anna Coddington Mushroom Music

Anna Coddington

Ghosts

Kirsten Morrell Native Tongue

Kirsten Morrell

Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up

Don McGlashan Native Tongue

Don McGlashan and the Seven Sisters

In The Dreamlife U Need a Rubber Soul

David Kilgour, Hamish Kilgour & Robert Scott Mushroom Music

The Clean

Marvellous Year

Don McGlashan Native Tongue

Don McGlashan and the Seven Sisters

Running Through The Fire (Storm)

Anika Moa Mushroom Music

Anika Moa

Say Goodbye

Ruban Nielson & Kody Nielson Mushroom Music

Mint Chicks

Walk Away

Jeremy Toy & Tyra Hammond

Opensouls

You Got Me

Joshua Williams, Malo Luafutu Mushroom Music & Inoke Finau

J Williams feat Scribe

Young Blood

Aaron Short, Alisa Xayalith & Thom Powers

The Naked And Famous

 

 

 

 

An anonymous jury of APRA Members have convened the preliminary list above; it is now down to the 7,500+ New Zealand APRA Members – the nation’s songwriters and composers – to elect their 2010 songwriting champion. Peer voting for the winner of the APRA Silver Scroll is all about songwriters recognising the outstanding achievements of their cohorts and honouring the craft of songwriting.

 

“Each song is a gem and all are worthy of our celebration. It’s a diverse and creative list reflecting an outstanding musical year.” Says Anthony Healey, Director of New Zealand Operations for APRA.

 

From Friday 2nd July, you can listen to the Top 20 and read each songs lyrics at www.apra-amcos.co.nz – voting will be open for APRA Members via this website.

 

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards recognise and celebrate the creative excellence of our songwriters & composers. Alongside the APRA Silver Scroll Award, presentations include the APRA Maioha Award and the SOUNZ Contemporary Award recognising outstanding compositions in both Maori and Classical music; nods to the Most Performed Works here and overseas; and another surprise induction to the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame.

 

To learn more about the Silver Scroll Awards, including past winners and performances, please visit www.apra-amcos.co.nz.

 

2010 APRA Silver Scroll Awards - Auckland Town Hall – Wednesday 8 September

 

 

ENDS

 

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance and communication (including broadcast) of its members’ musical works. Public performances of music include music used in pubs, clubs, fitness centres, shops, cinemas, festivals, whether performed live, on CDs or played on the radio or television. Communication of music covers music used for music on hold, music accessed over the internet or used by television or radio broadcasters. www.apra-amcos.co.nz