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Top Five Finalists Announced For APRA Silver Scroll Award 2018

Top Five Finalists Announced For APRA Silver Scroll Award 2018

Thursday 30th August, 2018 8:01AM

The top 5 finalists have been unveiled for the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Award, with songs by Troy Kingi, The Beths, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Chelsea Jade and Marlon Williams all in the running to receive the prestigious annual prize. The APRA Silver Scroll Award recognises outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting, is awarded for a single song, and voted upon by New Zealand APRA members, with these five artists being selected from a previously announced longlist of local talent.

As is the tradition, an adventurous selection of artists will be invited to cover each nominated song live at the ceremony, chosen by this year's Music Director, iconic songwriter Bic Runga. The MC for the evening will be irrepressible songwriter and television personality Anika Moa, here's each song nominated for the prize...

'Aztechknowledgey' written and performed by Troy Kingi:

'Future Me Hates Me' written by Elizabeth Stokes and performed by The Beths:

'Hunnybee' written by Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson and Jacob Portrait, performed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra:

'Laugh It Off' written by Chelsea Jade Metcalf and Bradley Hale, performed by Chelsea Jade:

'Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore' written by Marlon Williams, performed by Marlon Williams featuring Aldous Harding:

This year's award presentation will take place at Auckland's Spark Arena on Thursday 4th October. Along with the annual induction of a songwriter/s into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame (last year's inductees were The Clean), more awards to be dished out on the night include:

APRA Maioha Award - celebrating exceptional waiata featuring te reo
SOUNZ Contemporary Award - celebrating excellence in contemporary composition
APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award
APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award

Here's Astro Children, Lucy Hunter, and Billy TK playing an amazing version of New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductees The Clean's 'Getting Older' at the 2017 awards ceremony in Dunedin...


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