APRA Silver Scroll Awards Top 20 Announced

July 9th 2012
Leading up to the major night of the year for the songwriters of New Zealand, APRA are excited to announce the stellar list of songs that have made the Top 20 for the 47th APRA Silver Scroll Award

Annah Mac - 'Girl In Stilettos'
Bic Runga - 'Everything is Beautiful and New'
Cairo Knife Fight - 'The Origin of Slaves'
Five Mile Town - 'Fatal Flaw'
Get Well Soon - 'Hold On'
Grand Rapids - 'Never Be Without You'
Great North - 'Lead Me To The Light' (pictured)
Home Brew - 'Datura'
Jess Chambers - 'Hopeful Dreamer'
Jesse Sheehan - 'By Your Side'
LA Mitchell - 'When it's All Too Much'
Lindon Puffin - 'Outta Reach'
Lips - 'Everything To Me'
Lisa Crawley - 'Blind Eyes'
Lydia Cole - 'Hibernate'
Opossom - 'Getaway Tonight'
Ruby Frost - 'Water to Ice'
Six60 - 'Forever'
The Adults - 'Anniversay Day'
The Eastern - 'State Houses by the River'

All songs and lyrics are available for your listening perusal on the APRA website (www.apra-amcos.co.nz). Voting is now open to APRA members to determine the Top 5 songs- including the winner- of the year from the long-list of twenty, and a deluxe ‘Scrolls night out' is up for grabs for a lucky voter. The Top 5 will be announced early August.

The preliminary list above has been determined by an anonymous jury of APRA Members, and now the determination of the five finalists is handed over to the 8,000+ New Zealand APRA members - our nation's songwriters and composers. Peer voting for the winner of the APRA Silver Scroll is based on songwriters recognising the outstanding achievements of their cohorts and honouring the craft of songwriting.

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.

This invite-only event will be held on Thursday 13 September at the Auckland Town Hall, and APRA are pleased to have Man O' War Vineyards on board again as a sponsor. To learn more about the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, including past winners and performances, please visit www.apra-amcos.co.nz.

2012 APRA Silver Scroll Awards - Auckland Town Hall - Thursday 13th September
Voting Open to APRA members until Sunday 29st July via www.apra-amcos.co.nz



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