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APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 Finalists + Maioha Award Shortlist Announced For 2022

APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 Finalists + Maioha Award Shortlist Announced For 2022

Chris Cudby / Image: Silver Scroll top 20 finalists TOOMS / Thursday 21st July, 2022 8:40AM

Rammed to the rafters with superstar local talent, the top 20 finalists have been announced for Aotearoa's prestigious songwriting accolade the APRA Silver Scroll Award, unveiled today alongside the top five shortlist for the APRA Maioha Award. Whittled down from more than 300 entries, the Silver Scroll finalists for 2022 were selected by a judging panel of peers, including of Anji Sami, Boh Runga, Cass Basil, Deva Mahal, Gussie Larkin, Haz Beats, Julien Dyne, J.Y Lee, Nadia Reid, Sam Taylor and Sam Trevethick. Celebrating excellence in popular Māori composition, the judges for the 2022 APRA Maioha Award were Matai Smith, Nadia Marsh, Ngatapa Black and Tama Waipara.

APRA members will now have until midnight, Monday 8th August to cast their votes for the top 5 Silver Scroll songs and top 3 Maioha waiata. The winners will be announced at a no doubt glitzy presentation ceremony to be held at Tāmaki Makaurau's Spark Arena on Tuesday 18th October — scope out the list of finalists and refresh your ears with the official Spotify playlist of nominated songs below...

2022 APRA Silver Scroll | Kaitito Kaiaka Top 20

'35' written by Rob Ruha, Kaea Hills, Te Amorutu Broughton, Ainsley Tai, Dan Martin, Whenua Patuwai, performed by Ka Hao and Rob Ruha

'Aho/Beams' written by Anna Coddington*, Steph Brown, James Ikner**, performed by Anna Coddington* and Louis Baker (*published by Mushroom, **BMI)

'Andy' written and performed by Emily C. Browning

'Ankle Deep' written and performed by Christabel

'Best Behaviour' written by Chelsea Jade and Tyler Spry*, performed by Chelsea Jade (*ASCAP)

'Beyond the Stars' written by Tami Neilson and Delaney Davidson performed by Tami Neilson and Willie Nelson (published by Native Tongue)

'Bit Part' written by Nicholas Cunningham and Dorian Noval, performed by TOOMS

'Find Me' written by Muroki Mbote Wa Githinji and Josh Fountain* performed by Muroki (*Universal Music Publishing PTY LTD)

'Garden of Eden' written and performed by Ny Oh

'Girl At Night' written by Natalie Hutton, Minnie Robberds, Joel Becker, Angus Murray, performed by There’s A Tuesday (published by Native Tongue)

'He Ōrite' written by Troy Kingi*, Iraia Whakamoe, Ryan Prebble, James Coyle, performed by Troy Kingi and The Nudge (*published by LOOP/Kobalt Music Publishing)

'I Got You' written by Georgia Lines, Jason Schoushkoff performed by Georgia Lines

'I’m A Bit Out Of Shape' written and performed by Luke Buda (published by Native Tongue)

'Iris' written and performed by Reb Fountain (published by Native Tongue)

'Lawn' written and performed by Aldous Harding (BMG Rights Management)

'My Boy' written and performed by Marlon Williams (published by Native Tongue)

'My Heart Never Sleeps' written by Diggy Dupé, P. Smith aka Troy Kingi*, Choice Vaughan, performed by Diggy Dupé and Troy Kingi (*Published by LOOP/Kobalt Music Publishing)

'Not Today' written by Steph Brown and James Ikner*, performed by Lips (*BMI)

'Peacetime Orders' written by Anthonie Tonnon and Jonathan Pearce performed by Anthonie Tonnon

'Taku Raumiri' written by Herea Winitana, Turanga Merito, performed by Uru Whetu, Torere, Te Aroha

2022 APRA Maioha Award Top 5 finalists

'Te Aroha Mauroa' written and performed by MOHI

'Rangatira/Owner' written and performed by Ria Hall (published by LOOP/Kobalt Music Publishing)

'E Hine Ē' written by Em-Haley Walker, performed by TE KAAHU

'Te Iho' written by Aja Ropata, Byllie-Jean, Chris Wethey performed by AJA & Byllie-Jean

'Taera' written by Rob Ruha, Rory Noble*, performed by Rob Ruha (*published by Universal Music Publishing)


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