The APRA Silver Scroll Award, New Zealand’s most prestigious song writing award has been presented for the 45th time tonight at a star studded event at Auckland’s Town Hall.
The winner of the Silver Scroll Award for 2010 is:
“Young Blood is outstanding; it’s stroppy, it’s youthful and energetic. It makes me want to be eighteen again” says APRA’s Anthony Healey “It seems like the perfectly written song for this very point in time. It should take the world by storm” he says.
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is the organisation that represents all New Zealand music writers. The Silver Scroll Award is the pre-eminent peer voted prize for any music writer making music today. Previous winners have included writers as diverse as James Milne and Luke Buda, Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Scribe and Chris Knox.
APRA is also proud to announce the following Awards presented at the Auckland Town Hall tonight:
APRA Maioha Award - celebrating contemporary Maori music:
SOUNZ Contemporary Award - recognising creative excellence by a contemporary composer:
“Tonight we celebrate music-writers of all genres, toiling away in studios and bedrooms throughout the country. They are slaves to their craft. Tonight’s winners have given us music to treasure and we applaud them” says APRA’s Anthony Healey.
Inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame were:
Most Performed Work in New Zealand (most played on radio and television in New Zealand):
Most Performed Work Overseas (most played on radio and television overseas):
2010 APRA Silver Scroll Awards - Auckland Town Hall – Wednesday 8 September