|APRA Music Awards|
|Country||Australia and New Zealand|
|Presented by||Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)|
|First awarded||Silver Scroll - 1965|
The APRA Music Awards are several award ceremonies run in Australia and New Zealand by Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually.
These awards are to honour achievements by songwriters including the APRA Music Awards, the APRA Classical Music Awards and the Screen Awards, all in Australia. In New Zealand, the annual Silver Scroll is awarded by an anonymous judging panel to the year's best-written song on commercial release. Also awarded are the songs receiving the most airplay in New Zealand and overseas for the year.
APRA Music Awards (Australia) 
|1. Song of the Year|
|2. Songwriter of the Year|
|3. Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music|
|4. Breakthrough Award|
|5. Most Performed Australian Work|
|6. Most Performed Foreign Work|
|7. Most Performed Blues and Roots Work|
|8. Most Performed Country Work|
|9. Most Performed Dance Work|
|10. Most Performed Jazz Work|
|11. Most Performed Urban Work|
The APRA Music Awards were established in 1982 to honour songwriters and music composers for their efforts. The award categories are:
Song of the Year 
Song of the Year is decided by the votes of APRA members. All eligible songs must be written by an APRA member and released in the preceding calendar year for consideration. The Song of the Year award is considered one of the most prestigious of the APRA Music Awards.
- In 2000 Powderfinger won with the song "Passenger".
- In 2001 Powderfinger won for the song "My Happiness".
- In 2002 Alex Lloyd won for his song "Amazing".
- In 2003 Kasey Chambers won for the song "Not Pretty Enough". (4)
- In 2004 John Butler won for the song "Zebra".
- In 2005 Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin won for the song "Scar".
- In 2006 Ben Lee and McGowan Southworth won for the song "Catch My Disease".
- In 2007 Glenn Richards from Augie March won for the song "One Crowded Hour".
- In 2008 Daniel Johns from Silverchair and Julian Hamilton from The Presets won for the song "Straight Lines".
- In 2009, Chris Cheney from The Living End won for their song "White Noise".
- In 2010 Dougy Mandagi and Lorenzo Sillitto from The Temper Trap won for the song "Sweet Disposition".
- In 2011 Angus and Julia Stone won for the song "Big Jet Plane".
- In 2012 Gotye won for the song "Somebody That I Used To Know".
Songwriter of the Year 
Songwriter of the Year is voted by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors rewarding the songwriter who has recorded the most impressive body of work in the previous year.
- In 1993 Greg Arnold won this award.
- In 2000 Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones of Savage Garden were joint winners of this award.
- In 2001 Ella Hooper and Jesse Hooper of Killing Heidi were joint winners of this award.
- In 2002 Kasey Chambers won this award.
- In 2003 Daniel Johns from Silverchair won this award.
- In 2004 Powderfinger won this award.
- In 2005 Jet won this award.
- In 2006 Bernard Fanning won this award.
- In 2007 Andrew Stockdale, Myles Heskett and Chris Ross of the band Wolfmother shared the award.
- In 2008 Daniel Johns from Silverchair won this award.
- In 2009, Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton of The Presets won this award.
- In 2010 Angus Young and Malcolm Young of the band ACDC shared the award.
- In 2011 Angus and Julia Stone shared the award.
- In 2012 Wally de Backer (aka Gotye) won the award.
The Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music 
The Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music' is decided by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors for a lifetime contribution. The Award is named after Ted Albert whose company Albert Productions put out records by The Easybeats, AC/DC and John Paul Young.
- In 2000 national radio station Triple J won the award.
- In 2001 Charles Fischer won the award.
- In 2002 Barry Chapman won the award.
- In 2003 Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott of AC/DC won the award.
- In 2004 Don Burrows, Australian jazz and swing musician, won the award.
- In 2005 promoter Michael Chugg won the award.
- In 2006 Bill Armstrong won the award.
- In 2007 Michael McMartin won the award.
- In 2008 Roger Davies won the award.
- In 2009 Denis Handlin won the award.
- In 2010 Jimmy Little won the award.
- In 2011 Paul Kelly won the award.
- In 2012 Mary Lopez won the award.
Breakthrough Songwriter Award 
Breakthrough Songwriter Award is decided by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors for an emerging songwriter or groups of writers. The award category was first introduced by APRA in 2002.
- In 2002 Jennifer Waite and Grant Wallis of Aneki won the inaugural award.
- In 2003 Craig Nicholls from The Vines won the award.
- In 2004 Delta Goodrem won the award.
- In 2005 Missy Higgins won the award.
- In 2006 Wolfmother won the award.
- In 2007 Glenn Richards of Augie March won the award.
- In 2008 Sally Seltmann aka New Buffalo won this award.
- In 2009, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu won the award.
- In 2010 Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore, Donnie Sloan & Peter Mayes of Empire Of The Sun won the award.
- In 2011 Megan Washington won the award.
- In 2012 Boy & Bear won the award.
Awards for Most Performed Works 
|1. Instrumental Work of the Year|
|2. Orchestral Work of the Year|
|3. Vocal or Choral Work of the Year|
|4. Best composition by an Australian composer|
|5. Best performance of an Australian composition|
|6. Outstanding contribution by an organisation|
|7. Outstanding contribution by an individual|
|8. Outstanding contribution to Australian music in education|
|9. Outstanding contribution to Australian music in a Regional Area|
|10. Long-term contribution to the advancement of Australian music|
|11. Distinguished Services to Australian Music|
|Screen Music Awards|
|1. Most Performed Screen Composer - Australia|
|2. Most Performed Screen Composer - Overseas|
|3. Best Music for a Documentary|
|4. Best Music for a Short Film|
|5. Best Original Song Composed for the Screen|
|6.Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie|
|7. Best Music for a Television Series or Serial|
|8. Best Television Theme|
|9. Best Music for Children’s Television|
|10. Best Feature Film Score|
|11. Best Music for an Advertisement|
|12. Best Soundtrack Album|
There are a number of awards given for most performed work based on a statistical analysis of APRA's database. These awards include "Most Performed Australian Work of the Year", Most Performed Australian Work Overseas", "Most Performed Foreign Work", "Most Performed Jazz Work", "Most Performed Country Work" and "Most Performed Dance Work".
APRA's Top 30 Australian Songs 
As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations in 2001 APRA created a list of the top 30 Australian songs. A panel of 100 music personalities were asked to list the ten best Australian songs, the data was compiled and the Top Ten in numerical order, was announced at the 2001 APRA Music Awards ceremony. At the ceremony You Am I performed the #1 listed song "Friday on My Mind" with Ross Wilson performing the #2 listed song "Eagle Rock". The next 20 songs in the Top 30 had been announced four weeks earlier.
APRA - Australian Musical Centre Classical Music Awards 
In 2001, APRA joined forces with the Australian Music Centre (AMC) to present awards for Australian classical music. The AMC had been presenting awards for classical music since 1988 although funding cuts meant that no awards were presented between 1993 and 1995. The participation of APRA helped to secure the future of the awards which are the only Australian awards for contemporary Australian classical music. This award has been won by well-known composers including Brenton Broadstock, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards, Georges Lentz, Liza Lim, Richard Mills, and Peter Sculthorpe.
Screen Music Awards (Australia) 
APRA presents award for music used in films together with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers with the first awards presented in 1992.
- 2002 Awards
- International Achievement Award - David Hirschfelder
- Best Feature Film Score - Alan John for The Bank
- Best Soundtrack Album - Paul Kelly, Mairead Hannan, Kev Carmody, John Romeril, Deirdre Hannan and Alice Garner for One Night the Moon
- 2003 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Bruce Smeaton
- Best Feature Film Score - Nigel Westlake for The Nugget
- Best Soundtrack Album -Cezary Skubiszewski for After the Deluge
- 2004 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Lisa Gerrard
- Best Feature Film Score - Elizabeth Drake for Japanese Story
- Best Soundtrack Album - Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
- 2005 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Bruce Rowland
- Best Feature Film Score - Ben Ely, Matthew Fitzgerald, Tom Schutzinger and Peter Kelly (Decoder Ring) for Somersault
- Best Soundtrack Album - Roger Mason for The Extra
- 2006 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Peter Best
- Best Feature Film Score - Francois Tetaz for Wolf Creek
- Best Soundtrack Album - David Bridie, Albert David and Kadu for R.A.N
- 2007 Awards
- International Achievement Award - The Wiggles
- Best Feature Film Score - Nigel Westlake for Miss Potter
- Best Soundtrack Album - Nigel Westlake for Miss Potter
- 2008 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Garry McDonald and Laurie Stone
- Best Feature Film Score - David Hirschfelder for Children of the Silk Road
- Best Soundtrack Album - Michael Yezerski for The Black Balloon
- 2009 Awards
- International Achievement Award - Guy Gross
- Best Feature Film Score - Lisa Gerrard for Balibo
- Best Soundtrack Album - Cezary Skubiszewski for Death Defying Acts
- 2010 Awards
- Best Feature Film Score - Christopher Gordon for Mao’s Last Dancer
- Best Soundtrack Album - Christopher Gordon for Mao's Last Dancer
- 2011 Awards
- Best Feature Film Score - Jed Kurzel for Snowtown
- Best Soundtrack Album - Rafael May for Road Train (film)
- 2012 Awards
- Best Feature Film Score - Lisa Gerrard for Burning Man (film)
- Best Soundtrack Album - Michael Lira / Jono Ma / Antony Partos / Irine Vela for The Slap (TV series)
APRA Silver Scroll (New Zealand) 
|Silver Scroll Awards|
|1. Silver Scroll Award|
|2. Sounz Contemporary Award|
|3. Maioha Award|
|4. Most Performed Works|
|5. NZ Music Hall of Fame|
Each year all songwriters with a song on general release that year can enter the Silver Scroll. An anonymous judging panel considers a shortlist of songs awards the Scroll purely on the basis of songwriting.
Silver Scroll winners 
Silver Scroll winners are announced yearly based on a panel vote.
|1996||Ray Columbus||"I Need You"|
|1967||Roger Skinner (Larry's Rebels)||"Let's Think of Something"|
|1968||David Jordan||"I Shall Take My Leave"|
|1969||David Jordan (The Avengers)||"Out of Sight, Out of Mind"|
|1970||Wayne Mason (The Fourmyula)||"Nature"|
|1971||Corben Simpson (Littlejohn)||"Have You Heard a Man Cry?"|
|1972||Stephen Robinson (Tamburlaine)||"Lady Wakes Up"|
|1973||Ray Columbus and Mike Harvey||"Jangles, Spangles and Banners"|
|1974||John Hanlon||"Lovely Lady"|
|1976||Mike Harvey (Salty Dogg)||"All Gone Away"|
|1977||Lea Maalfrid||"Lavender Mountain"|
|1978||Steve Allen||"Why Do They?"|
|1979||Sharon O'Neill||"Face In a Rainbow"|
|1980||Paul Schreuder||"You've Got Me Loving You"|
|1981||No award||No award|
|1982||Stephen Young (Mother Goose)||"I Can't Sing Very Well"|
|1983||Stephen Bell-Booth||"All I Want Is You"|
|1984||Hammond Gamble||"Look What Midnight's Done to Me"|
|1985||Malcolm Black and Nick Sampson (Netherworld Dancing Toys)||"For Today"|
|1986||Tony Waine||"Abandoned By Love"|
|1987||Dave Dobbyn||"You Oughta Be In Love"|
|1988||Shona Laing||"Soviet Snow"|
|1989||Stephen Bell-Booth||"Hand It Over"|
|1990||Guy Wishart||"Don't Take Me For Granted"|
|1992||Shona Laing||"Mercy of Love"|
|1993||Dave Dobbyn||"Belle of the Ball"|
|1994||Don McGlashan (The Mutton Birds)||"Anchor Me"|
|1995||Mark Tierney, Paul Casserly, and Anthony Ioasa (Strawpeople)||"Sweet Disorder"|
|1998||Dave Dobbyn||"Beside You"|
|1999||Bill Urale (King Kapisi)||"Reverse Resistance"|
|2000||Chris Knox||"My Only Friend"|
|2001||Neil Finn||"Turn and Run" (with Sheryl Crow)|
|2002||Che Ness and Godfrey de Grut (Che Fu)||"Misty Frequencies"|
|2003||Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai,
Junior Rikiau and Feleti Strickson-Pua (Nesian Mystik)
|"For the People"|
|2004||Malo Luafutu (Scribe) and Peter Wadams (P-Money)||"Not Many"|
|2005||Dan Hume, Peter Hume and Jon Hume (Evermore)||"It's Too Late"|
|2006||Don McGlashan, "Bathe in the River"|||
|2007||Brooke Fraser, "Albertine"|||
|2008||Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris (Opshop), "One Day"|||
|2009||James Milne & Luke Buda (Lawrence Arabia), "Apple Pie Bed"|||
|2010||Aaron Short, Thom Powers & Alisa Xayalith (The Naked and Famous), "Young Blood"|||
|2011||Dave Baxter (Avalanche City), "Love Love Love"|||
|2012||Stephanie Brown (Lips) “Everything To Me”|||
Sounz Contemporary Award 
Established in 1998 and supported by the music composition promotional group Sounz, the Sounz Contemporary Award recognises works by New Zealand composers. The winner received a $3000 cash prize and a trophy designed by sculptor Sarah Smuts Kennedy.
|1998||Eve de Castro-Robinson||"Chaos of Delight"|
|1999||Gillian Whitehead||"Outrageous Fortune"|
|2000||Ross Harris||"To the Memory of I. S. Totzka"|
|2001||Gillian Whitehead||"The Improbable Ordered Dance for Orchestra"|
|2002||John Psathas||"View From Olympus"|
|2004||John Psathas||"Piano Concerto"|
|2005||Ross Harris||"Labyrinth for Tuba and Orchestra"|
|2006||Ross Harris||"Symphony No. 2"|
|2007||Eve de Castro-Robinson||"These Arms to Hold You"|
|2008||Chris Gendall||"Wax Lyrical"|
|2009||Ross Harris||"Symphony III"|
|2010||Chris Cree Brown||"Inner Bellow"|
|2011||Lyell Cresswell||“Concerto for Piano and Orchestra”|
APRA Maioha Award 
Established in 2003, the APRA Maioha Award recognises contemporary Maori music. The winner receives a $3000 cash prize and is the annual guardian of award sculpture Te Ngore, crafted by sculptor Brian Flintoff.
|2004||Ruia Aperahama||"E Tae"|
|2005||Anituatua Black & Whirimako Black||"Tini Whetu"|
|2006||Richard Bennett||"E Hine"|
|2007||Andrea Tunks & Pierre Tohe||"Aio"|
|2008||Ruia Aperahama||"Rere Reta Rere Reta"|
|2009||Rewi Spraggon & Riki Bennett||"Tapapakanga"|
|2010||Jamie Greenslade||"Sin City"|
|2011||Tyna Keelan||“Ko Koe”|
|2012||Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai & Scotty Morrison||"Matahīapo"|
Most Performed Work in New Zealand 
As the body responsible for paying royalties, APRA also names the New Zealand songs most played in New Zealand and around the world each year. While the national award is highly contested, the international airplay award has been monopolised by Neil Finn since Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over went to #2 in the USA in 1986.
|1994||Neil Finn & Tim Finn||"Weather With You"|
|1996||Paul Fuemana & Alan Jansson||"How Bizarre"|
|2003||Geoffrey Maddock, Kirsten Morrelle, Joel Wilton, Ben King Andrew Clark||"Maybe Tomorrow"|
|2005||Neil Finn & Tim Finn||"Won't Give In"|
|2006||James Reid||"Stand Up"|
|2007||Brooke Fraser||"Deciphering Me"|
|2008||Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris||"One Day"|
|2009||Jeremy Redmore, Simon Oscroft, Matthew Warman, Aidan Bartlett Nick Campbell||"The Letter"|
|2010||Dane Rumble, Te Awanui Reeder & Samuel King||"Cruel"|
|2011||Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood||“Something in the Water”|
|2012||Dave Baxter||"Love Love Love"|
Most Performed Work Overseas 
|1994||Neil Finn & Tim Finn||"Weather with You"|
|1995||Neil Finn||"Don't Dream It's Over"|
|1996-1999||Paul Fuemana & Alan Jansson||"How Bizarre"|
|2000-2001||Neil Finn||"Don't Dream It's Over"|
|2002||Not presented||Not presented|
|2003-2012||Neil Finn||"Don't Dream It's Over"|
New Zealand Music Hall of Fame 
Created in 2007 in conjunction with the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame pays tribute to those who have "shaped, influenced and advanced popular music in New Zealand." Two musicians or groups are inducted into the hall each year, one at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, decided by APRA, and the other is the winner of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards (NZMAs), selected by RIANZ.
APRA Song Awards (New Zealand) 
|Apra Song Awards|
|1. APRA Best Country Music Song|
|2. APRA Best Pacific Song|
|3. APRA Children's Song of the Year|
Separate to the Silver Scroll awards, APRA recognises New Zealand songwriting in three specific genres.
APRA Best Country Music Song 
Established in 2004, the APRA Best Country Music Song is presented as part of the NZ Country Music Awards at the annual Gold Guitar celebrations of New Zealand country music.
|2004||Donna Dean||"Work It Out"|
|2005||Kylie Harris||"Give Me Something To Go On"|
|2007||Barry Saunders||"Pale Sun"|
|2008||Bruce Dennis||"Ain't Gonna Run"|
|2009||Jess Chambers||"Stringing Me Along"|
|2011||Donna Dean||"What Am I Gonna Do?"|
|2012||Delaney Davidson||"You're A Loser"|
APRA Best Pacific Song 
|2005||Kas Futialo & Ian Seumanu||"Su'amalie"|
|2007||Spacifix||"Gotta Get Like This"|
|2008||Malo Luafutu (Scribe) with Tyra Hammond, Jordan Iusitini & Aaron Iusitini||"Say It Again"|
|2009||Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau,
Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik)
|2010||Tonga Vaea and Three Houses Down||"Kanikapila"|
|2011||Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau,
Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik)
|"Sun Goes Down"|
|2012||Nainz and Viiz Tupa’i (Adeaze)||"Paradise"|
APRA Children's Song of the Year 
Established in 2008, the APRA Children's Song of the Year celebrates songwriters and composers who write for New Zealand children. APRA also sponsors the What Now Children's Music Video of the Year. Both awards are presented as the annual StarFest event, as part of the annual KidsFest festival in Christchurch, New Zealand. The winning song wins a $1000 prize.
|2008||Craig Smith, "Wonky Donkey" and Claudia Gunn||"Lullaby Time"|
|2009||Levity Beet||"Little Blue"|
|2010||Claudia Gunn||"Home Sweet Home"|
|2011||Rob Wigley||"Beans About Beans"|
|2012||Levity Beet||"Sometimes I Make Mistakes"|
APRA Professional Development Awards (New Zealand) 
The APRA Professional Development Awards were established in 2005 and are awarded biennially. Initially awarded to once recipient, three awards are now given each round, recognising excellence in the fields of classical, pop contemporary, and film and television. Each recipient is awarded $12,000 cash to advance their careers through study or travel.
|Year||Film & TV||Pop Contemporary||Classical|
|2007||John Chong Nee|
|2009||Grayson Gilmour||Jessica Hansell||Samuel Holloway|
|2011||Stephen Gallagher||Miriam Clancy||Simon Eastwood|
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