The 2016 Silver Scroll Awards will this year be televised live, thanks to a partnership between APRA AMCOS and RNZ.
It is the first time in the 51-year history of the awards that the event will be broadcast free-to-air by RNZ on Freeview Channel 50. There will also be a live video stream of the ceremony on RNZ’s newly updated websitehttp://www.radionz.co.nz/music
With RNZ Checkpoint host John Campbell as MC, the rare live broadcast from Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday, September 29 will allow members of the public a window into one of the most exciting nights in the New Zealand music calendar.
The APRA Silver Scroll Award celebrates the best in New Zealand songwriting.
This year the top five finalists are Tami Neilson with ‘The First Man’, co-written with her brother Jay Neilson; The Phoenix Foundation (Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood, Christopher O'Connor) with ‘Give Up Your Dreams’; Lydia Cole with ‘Dream’; Thomas Oliver with ‘If I Move To Mars’ and Street Chant (Emily Littler, Billie Rogers, Alex Brown, Christopher Farnham) with ‘Pedestrian Support League’.
“We are really excited to share the APRA Silver Scroll Awards with a wider audience. RNZ share our love of music and our respect for those that make it. They are a perfect partner for this wonderful event” says Anthony Healey, Head of NZ Operations for APRA AMCOS.
On the night, a host of Kiwi artists will cover each of the songs in unique performances – a part of the show that’s become a highlight of the annual awards.
FULL LIST OF FINALISTS – 2016:
2016 APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARD Lydia Cole – ‘Dream’ – Lydia Cole The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Give Up Your Dreams’ – Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood, Christopher O’Connor (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Thomas Oliver – ‘If I Move To Mars’ – Thomas Oliver (Mushroom Music Pty Ltd) Street Chant – ‘Pedestrian Support League’ – Emily Littler, Billie Rogers, Alex Brown, Christopher Varnham (Arch Hill Music Publishing / Native Tongue Music Publishing) Tami Neilson – ‘The First Man’ – Tami Neilson, Jay Neilson
APRA MAIOHA AWARD Rob Ruha feat. Tiki Taane – ‘Kariri’ – Rob Ruha IHI – ‘Mana Whenua’ – Thomas Rawiri, Mokoia Huata (Woodcut Productions / Waatea Music) Kirsten Te Rito – ‘Tamaiti Ngaro’ – Kirsten Te Rito, James Illingworth, Joseph Te Rito
SOUNZ CONTEMPORARY AWARD ‘Piano Trip’ – Kenneth Young ‘Rainphase’ – Salina Fisher ‘Viola Concerto’ – Chris Cree Brown
APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM AWARD Hunt For The Wilderpeople – Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Mahana (The Patriarch) – Mahuia Bridgeman-Cooper, Tama Waipara The Art Of Recovery – Tom McLeod
APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A SERIES AWARD 800 Words – Karl Steven (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Jiwi’s Machines – Age Pryor The Brokenwood Mysteries – Tami Neilson, Jay Neilson
As a part of the celebrations, APRA will also be inducting a songwriter/s into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
All awards will be presented at Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday 29th September. The awards are proudly supported by Panhead Custom Ales.
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