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APRA Silver Scroll Award – Top 20 Announced

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:

Baby BlueMatthew Hope / Alexander Freer / Jonathan Pearce / Reuben Stephens 
(Centrifuge Music Publishing)
Artisan Guns
Bird In HandAnna Coddington (Mushroom Music NZ)Anna Coddington
Blood LetterMarlon Williams / Delaney Davidson 
(Native Tongue Music Publishing)
Marlon Williams & Delaney   Davidson
Cobra JacketRobin HinkleySharkness
Complicated ManCy WinstanleyTattletale Saints
FlowersTom Scott / Lui Tuiasau / Hayden Dick (Kobalt Music Publishing Australia/Control/Control)@ Peace
IkarusKaroline Tamati / Brent ParkLadi6
Kingfisher Call MeRyan McPhunThe Ruby Suns
Living the DreamMahuia Bridgman Cooper / Katie ScottKittens of the Internet
Lose the GameLauren BarusL.A. Mitchell
LostMatiu Walters / Ji Fraser / Christian McDonough / Eli PaewaiSix60
Medicine ManTama Waipara / Aaron NevezieTama Waipara
PazzidaChelsea Metcalf / James DuncanWatercolours
RoyalsElla Yelich-O'Connor / Joel Little (Control/EMI Music Publishing Australia)Lorde
Sad Sound GoodMatt LangleyMatt Langley
SailorsBrendan McKennaUrbantramper
Thames SoupLuke Buda / Sam Scott / Thomas Callwood / Richie Singleton / Chris O'Connor / Conrad Wedde / William Ricketts 
(Native Tongue Music Publishing)
The Phoenix Foundation
The Listening TimesJames Milne (Mushroom Music NZ Limited)Lawrence Arabia
Wake UpAaradhna Patel / Evan Short / Peter Wadams (Universal Music/Control/Kobalt Music Publishing)Aaradhna
West Side HoriTipene Williams / Justin Ferguson (Woodcut Productions Limited)Tipene

The Top 20 songs were selected by an anonymous panel of judges (all significant APRA writer member 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 – - and APRA members can vote for their favourite song until Sunday 18th August.

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:

2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards – Tuesday 15th October 2013 – Vector Arena
Member voting is open Thursday 25
th July – Sunday 18th August via


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