APRA Awards (New Zealand)

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For the upcoming awards, see 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
APRA Music Awards (New Zealand)
2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
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Country New Zealand
Presented by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)
First awarded 1965
Official website apra-amcos.co.nz/apra-awards.aspx

The APRA Music Awards are several annual and two-yearly award ceremonies run in New Zealand by Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members. APRA hold the annual Silver Scroll Awards and song awards, selects an inductee into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, and makes three professional development awards every second year. APRA also runs awards for its Australian members.

APRA Silver Scroll Awards[edit]

Each year all songwriters that are members of APRA with a song on general release in the eligibility period can enter the APRA Silver Scroll Award. For the APRA Silver Scroll Award, an anonymous judging panel of APRA members decides a shortlist of songs, which is then voted on by APRA's wider membership of 10,000+ songwriter and composers. The votes of the wider APRA membership decide the winner and finalists for the APRA Silver Scroll Award. The APRA Silver Scroll Award is awarded purely on the basis of songwriting.

Silver Scroll award[edit]

Silver Scroll winners are announced annually.[1]

Year Songwriter Performer Song
1965 Wayne Kent-Healey Herma Keil & The Keil Isles "Teardrops"
1966 Ray Columbus Ray Columbus "I Need You"
1967 Roger Skinner Larry's Rebels "Let's Think of Something"
1968 David Jordan 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 Ray Columbus and Mike Harvey "Jangles, Spangles and Banners"
1974 John Hanlon John Hanlon "Lovely Lady"
1975 John Hanlon John Hanlon "Windsongs"
1976 Mike Harvey Salty Dogg "All Gone Away"
1977 Lea Maalfrid Lea Maalfrid "Lavender Mountain"
1978 Steve Allen Steve Allen "Why Do They?"
1979 Sharon O'Neill Sharon O'Neill "Face In a Rainbow"
1980 Paul Schreuder Paul Schreuder "You've Got Me Loving You"
1981[note 1] Phil Judd, Wayne Stevens and Mark Hough The Swingers "Counting the Beat"
1982 Stephen Young Mother Goose "I Can't Sing Very Well"
1983 Stephen Bell-Booth Stephen Bell-Booth "All I Want Is You"
1984 Hammond Gamble Hammond Gamble "Look What Midnight's Done to Me"
1985 Malcolm Black and Nick Sampson Netherworld Dancing Toys "For Today"
1986 Tony Waine Tony Waine "Abandoned By Love"
1987 Dave Dobbyn Dave Dobbyn "You Oughta Be In Love"
1988 Shona Laing Shona Laing "Soviet Snow"
1989 Stephen Bell-Booth Stephen Bell-Booth "Hand It Over"
1990 Guy Wishart Guy Wishart "Don't Take Me For Granted"
1991 Rikki Morris Rikki Morris "Heartbroke"
1992 Shona Laing Shona Laing "Mercy of Love"
1993 Dave Dobbyn 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"
1996 Bic Runga Bic Runga "Drive"
1997 Greg Johnson Greg Johnson "Liberty"
1998 Dave Dobbyn Dave Dobbyn "Beside You"
1999 Bill Urale King Kapisi "Reverse Resistance"
2000 Chris Knox Chris Knox "My Only Friend"
2001 Neil Finn Neil Finn with Sheryl Crow "Turn and Run"
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 and Peter Wadams Scribe "Not Many"
2005 Dan Hume, Peter Hume and Jon Hume Evermore "It's Too Late"
2006 Don McGlashan Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat Hollie Smith "Bathe In the River"
2007 Brooke Fraser Brooke Fraser "Albertine"
2008 Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy and Clinton Harris Opshop "One Day"
2009 James Milne and Luke Buda Lawrence Arabia "Apple Pie Bed"
2010 Aaron Short, Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith The Naked and Famous "Young Blood"
2011 Dave Baxter Avalanche City "Love Love Love"
2012 Stephanie Brown Lips “Everything To Me”
2013 Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little Lorde "Royals"
2014 Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson Tami Neilson "Walk (Back To Your Arms)"
2015 Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Multi-Love"
2016 TBA TBA TBA
  1. ^ No award was presented in 1981. At the 2015 awards APRA retrospectively presented 1981's "Lost Scroll"."Silver Scrolls for 1981 to be finally awarded". Stuff (Fairfax). 14 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 

Sounz Contemporary Award[edit]

Established in 1998 and supported by the music composition promotional group Sounz, the Sounz Contemporary Award recognises works by New Zealand composers.[2] The winner received a $3000 cash prize and a trophy designed by sculptor Sarah Smuts Kennedy.[3]

Year Winner Song
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"
2003 Gillian Whitehead "Alice"
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”
2012 Alex Taylor “[inner]”
2013 Karlo Margetic "Lightbox" for piano trio
2014 Michael Norris "Inner Phases" for Chinese instrument ensemble and string quartet
2015 Chris Watson "sing songs self", a single movement piano concerto
2016 TBA TBA

APRA Maioha Award[edit]

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.[4]

Year Winner Song
2003 Ngaiwi Apanui "Wharikihia"
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"
2013 Maisey Rika, Te Kahautu Maxwell, and Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper "Ruaimoko"
2014 Rob Ruha "Tiki Tapu"
2015 Vince Harder, Stan Walker, and Troy Kingi "Aotearoa"
2016 TBA TBA

APRA Screen Awards[edit]

Established in 2014, the APRA Screen Awards consist of the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award and the APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award, celebrating the work of New Zealand's film composers. As of 2014, the winner of each award receives a $1500 cash prize and is the annual guardian of a trophy.[5]

Year APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award
Composer(s) Composition Composer(s) Composition
2014 Victoria Kelly Field Punishment No. 1 Tom McLeod Girl vs. Boy (Series 2)
2015 Grayson Gilmour Consent Tom McLeod Girl vs. Boy (Series 3)
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Most Performed Work in New Zealand and Overseas[edit]

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.

Year Most Performed Work in New Zealand Most Performed Work Overseas
Songwriter(s) (Performer) Song Songwriter(s) (Performer) Song
1994 Neil Finn & Tim Finn (Crowded House) "Weather With You" Neil Finn & Tim Finn (Crowded House) "Weather with You"
1995 Dave Dobbyn "Language" Neil Finn (Crowded House) "Don't Dream It's Over"
1996 Paul Fuemana & Alan Jansson (OMC) "How Bizarre" Paul Fuemana & Alan Jansson (OMC) "How Bizarre"
1997 Bic Runga "Sway"
1998 James Reid (The Feelers) "Supersystem"
1999 "Venus"
2000 Boh Runga (Stellar) "Violent" Neil Finn (Crowded House) "Don't Dream It's Over"
2001 Julia Deans (Fur Patrol) "Lydia"
2002 Anika Moa "Youthful" Not presented [note-b 1] Not presented
2003 Geoffrey Maddock, Kirsten Morrelle, Joel Wilton, Ben King & Andrew Clark (Goldenhorse) "Maybe Tomorrow" Neil Finn (Crowded House) "Don't Dream It's Over"
2004 Brooke Fraser "Better"
2005 Neil Finn & Tim Finn (Finn Brothers) "Won't Give In"
2006 James Reid (The Feelers) "Stand Up"
2007 Brooke Fraser "Deciphering Me"
2008 Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris (Opshop) "One Day"
2009 Jeremy Redmore, Simon Oscroft, Matthew Warman, Aidan Bartlett & Nick Campbell (Midnight Youth) "The Letter"
2010 Dane Rumble, Te Awanui Reeder & Samuel King (Dane Rumble) "Cruel"
2011 Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood (Brooke Fraser) Something in the Water
2012 Dave Baxter (Avalanche City) "Love Love Love"
2013 Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood (Brooke Fraser) Something in the Water Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood (Brooke Fraser) Something in the Water
2014 Ella Yelich-O'Connor and Joel Little - (Lorde) "Team" Ella Yelich-O'Connor and Joel Little - (Lorde) "Royals"
2015 Matiu Walters, Marlon Gerbes and Priese Board (Six60) "Special"
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA
  1. ^ In 2002, the Most Performed Work Overseas was "How Bizarre" by OMC, however APRA chose not to present an award that year as it was felt there would be "little interest" for what was considered an "old record". Grigg, Simon (2015). How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the song that stormed the world (First ed.). New Zealand: Awa Press. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-927249-22-2. 

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame[edit]

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.[6]

APRA Song Awards[edit]

Separate to the Silver Scroll awards, APRA recognises New Zealand songwriting in four specific genres.[7]

APRA Best Country Music Song[edit]

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.[8]

Year Winner Song
2004 Donna Dean "Work It Out"
2005 Kylie Harris "Give Me Something To Go On"
2006 Jools Topp (Topp Twins) "Tamworth"
2007 Barry Saunders "Pale Sun"
2008 Bruce Dennis "Ain't Gonna Run"
2009 Jess Chambers (Woolshed Sessions) "Stringing Me Along"
2010 Matt Langley "7:13"
2011 Donna Dean "What Am I Gonna Do?"
2012 Delaney Davidson "You're A Loser"
2013 Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson "Bloodletter"
2014 Tami Neilson & Delaney Davidson "Whiskey & Kisses"
2015 Kaylee Bell & Jared Porter "Pieces"
2016 Mel Parsons "Alberta Sun"

APRA Best Pacific Song[edit]

Established in 2005, the APRA Best Pacific Song award celebrates Pacific music. It is presented as part of the annual Pacific Music Awards.[9]

Year Writer(s) Performer Song
2005 Kas Futialo & Ian Seumanu Tha Feelstyle "Su'amalie"
2006 Savage Savage "Swing"
2007 Spacifix Spacifix "Gotta Get Like This"
2008 Malo Luafutu (Scribe) with Tyra Hammond, Jordan Iusitini & Aaron Iusitini Scribe featuring Tyra Hammond "Say It Again"
2009 Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau,
Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau
Nesian Mystik "Nesian 101"
2010 Tonga Vaea and Three Houses Down 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"
2013 Aaradhna Patel Aaradhna "Wake Up"
2014 Mark Vanilau Mark Vanilau "Giant of the Sea"
2015 TBA Smashproof “Survivors" (featuring Pieter T)
2016 Annie Tonumali’i and Pearl Va’afusuaga Annie Grace "E Le Galo"

APRA Best Maori Songwriter[edit]

Established in 2008, the APRA Best Maori Songwriter award celebrates Maori music. It is presented as part of the annual Waiata Maori Music Awards.[10]

Year Writer
2008 Ruia Aperahama
2009 Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau, Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik)
2010 Maisey Rika
2011 Tiki Taane
2012 Te Awanui Reeder
2013 Maisey Rika
2014 Rob Ruha
2015 Ranea Aperahama
2016 TBA

APRA Children's Song of the Year[edit]

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. The awards were previously presented at the annual StarFest event, as part of the annual KidsFest festival in Christchurch, but as of 2014 they were presented live on What Now. The winning song wins a $1000 prize.[11]

Year Winner Song
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"
2013 Chanelle Davis "If I Was a Fuzzy Buzzy Bumblebee"
2014 Anika Moa "Colours are Beautiful"
2015 Levity Beet and Daniel Stryczek "There’s One in the Bush"
2016 TBA TBA

APRA Best Jazz Composition[edit]

Established in 2016, the APRA Best Jazz Composition award recognises outstanding composition in jazz. The award is presented annually at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.[12]

Year Winner Song
2016 Callum Allardice "Sons of Thunder"

APRA Professional Development Awards[edit]

The APRA Professional Development Awards were established in 2005 and are awarded biennially. Initially awarded to one recipient, three awards are now given each round, recognising excellence in the fields of classical, pop contemporary, and film, television and video. Each recipient is awarded $12,000 cash to advance their careers through study or travel.[13]

Year Professional Development Award
2005 Robin Toan
2007 John Chong Nee
Film, TV & VIdeo Pop Contemporary Classical
2009 Grayson Gilmour Jessica Hansell Samuel Holloway
2011 Stephen Gallagher Miriam Clancy Simon Eastwood
2013 Karl Steven Nick Gaffaney Alex Taylor
2015 Hamish Oliver Mara TK Sarah Ballard

APRA Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time[edit]

In 2001, the APRA Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time was compiled by members of APRA to commemorate the organisation's 75th anniversary. The top 30 entries were used to create the Nature's Best compilation CD, with the rest of the list appearing in follow-up compilations. A similar list was made in Australia of the top 30 Australian songs.

Winners by year[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silver Scroll Winners". APRA NZ. 
  2. ^ "http://sounz.org.nz/distinctions/show/2". Sounz. Retrieved 4 November 2012.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "SOUNZ Contemporary Award". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "APRA Maioha Award". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Screen Awards". APRA Awards. APRA-AMCOS. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "APRA SONG AWARDS". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "APRA Best Country Music Song". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "APRA Best Pacific Song". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Waiata Maori Music Awards". Waiata Maori Music Awards. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Children's Music Awards". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION". APRA AMCOS. APRA AMCOS. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Professional Development Awards". APRA. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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