APRA Awards (New Zealand)
|APRA Music Awards (New Zealand)|
|2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards|
|Presented by||Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)|
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.
- 1 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
- 2 New Zealand Music Hall of Fame
- 3 APRA Song Awards
- 4 APRA Professional Development Awards
- 5 APRA Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time
- 6 Winners by year
- 7 References
- 8 External links
APRA Silver Scroll Awards
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
Silver Scroll winners are announced annually.
|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"|
- 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
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”|
|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|
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"|
|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"|
APRA Screen Awards
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.
|Year||APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award||APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award|
|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)|
Most Performed Work in New Zealand and Overseas
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"|
|1998||James Reid (The Feelers)||"Supersystem"|
|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"|
|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"|
- 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
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
Separate to the Silver Scroll awards, APRA recognises New Zealand songwriting in four 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"|
|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"|
|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
|2005||Kas Futialo & Ian Seumanu||Tha Feelstyle||"Su'amalie"|
|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
Established in 2008, the APRA Best Maori Songwriter award celebrates Maori music. It is presented as part of the annual Waiata Maori Music Awards.
|2009||Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau, Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik)|
|2012||Te Awanui Reeder|
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. 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.
|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"|
APRA Best Jazz Composition
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.
|2016||Callum Allardice||"Sons of Thunder"|
APRA Professional Development Awards
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.
|Year||Professional Development Award|
|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
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
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- "http://sounz.org.nz/distinctions/show/2". Sounz. Retrieved 4 November 2012. External link in
- "SOUNZ Contemporary Award". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "APRA Maioha Award". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "Screen Awards". APRA Awards. APRA-AMCOS. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "APRA SONG AWARDS". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "APRA Best Country Music Song". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "APRA Best Pacific Song". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "Waiata Maori Music Awards". Waiata Maori Music Awards. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Children's Music Awards". APRA. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION". APRA AMCOS. APRA AMCOS. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "Professional Development Awards". APRA. Retrieved 5 November 2012.