APRA Silver Scroll Award - Top 20 Announced
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce the Top 20 songs in line for the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Award.
The Top 20 songs were selected by an anonymous panel of judges (all significant APRA writer members themselves), and it's now over to the wider APRA membership to decide their champion for 2013.
"The journey of finding New Zealand's best song for 2013 has begun. Hundreds of songs have been whittled down to this Top 20 and the list is as diverse and exciting as ever. Now it's up to the songwriters themselves, APRA members up and down the country, to shine a light on one exceptional song." - Anthony Healey, Director of NZ Operations for APRA.
The Top 20 can now be listened to via APRA's website - www.apra-amcos.co.nz - and APRA members can vote for their favourite song until Sunday 18th August. The nominees are:
Baby Blue - Artisan Guns
Bird In Hand - Anna Coddington
Blood Letter - Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson
Cobra Jacket - Sharkness
Complicated Man - Tattletale Saints
Flowers - @ Peace
Ikarus - Ladi6
Kingfisher Call Me - The Ruby Suns
Living the Dream - Kittens of the Internet
Lose the Game - L.A. Mitchell
Lost - Six60
Medicine Man - Tama Waipara
Pazzida - Watercolours
Royals - Lorde
Sad Sound Good - Matt Langley
Sailors - Urbantramper
Thames Soup - The Phoenix Foundation
The Listening Times - Lawrence Arabia
Wake Up - Aaradhna
West Side Hori - Tipene
The APRA Silver Scroll Award has been awarded since 1965 and is widely considered the most prestigious songwriting award in the country. The award holds special significance as the only peer voted songwriting award in New Zealand.
The award will be presented at the Silver Scroll Awards - a highlight of the New Zealand music industry calendar. Alongside the APRA Silver Scroll Award, presentations on the night include the APRA Maioha and SOUNZ Contemporary Awards, recognising outstanding compositions in both Maori and Classical music respectively. The night will also include presentations of the Most Performed Works both locally and internationally, as well as an induction of a very special and much loved artist into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
For more information regarding the APRA Silver Scroll Awards visit: www.apra-amcos.co.nz/apra-awards.aspx
2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards - Tuesday 15th October 2013 - Vector Arena
Member voting is open Thursday 25th July - Sunday 18th August via www.apra-amcos.co.nz
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