Thursday, 16 Jul 2015


The Top 20 songs in line for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award have been announced, featuring some of the biggest names in music alongside the new blood of New Zealand’s songwriting community.

The 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 are:




Back In To Your Life

Dave Rowlands/Stephen Heard/
Andrew Moller

Clap Clap Riot + Buzz Moller

Call The Days

Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid

Can't Keep Checking My Phone

Ruban Nielson/Jacob Portrait

Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Thomas Stoneman/Josh Fountain


Cool It

Anji Sami

She's So Rad

Dark Child

Marlon Williams/Tim Moore

Marlon Williams

Do You Remember

Joel Little/ Jarryd James

Jarryd James

Get Out Alive

Mel Parsons

Mel Parsons

Just In Case Allelujah

Toni Randle Keegan

Eyreton Hall


Joel Little/Georgia Nott/Caleb Nott


Little Pieces

Sean Donnelly



Ruban Nielson/ Kody Nielson

Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews

Perfect Health

Jolyon Mulholland



Marlon Gerbes/Matiu Walters/
Priese Board



Evan Sinton/Jaden Parkes/Josh Fountain



Sean Donnelly


Water Underground

Anthonie Tonnon

Anthonie Tonnon

Welcome Back

Bill Urale/James Britt

King Kapisi

Yellow Flicker Beat

Ella Yelich-O'Connor/ Joel Little


Top 20 - Listen

The winner of the APRA Silver Scroll Award is decided by the votes of APRA’s members - over 10,000 New Zealand songwriters and composers. Voting for the award is now open, and closes at midnight on Sunday 9th August. If you are an APRA member, login now to vote.

“Little known folk songs to powerhouse pop anthems, these songs are a reflection of the quality and diversity of music being created in this country.” says APRA’s Anthony Healey “It’s a great list that demonstrates the power and magic of a well-written song. For the last 50 years APRA AMCOS has been supporting and celebrating original music in this country – we look forward to continuing this tradition into the future”

2015 marks the 50th presentation of the APRA Silver Scroll Award, and as a part of the celebrations the ‘Lost Scroll’ of 1981 – the APRA Silver Scroll Award that was never awarded – will also be presented. All singles released in the 1981 eligibility period have been narrowed down to the Top 5 songs, and now, alongside the award for 2015, APRA members will also decide the winner of the 1981 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The 1981 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 5 are:




Counting The Beat

Phil Judd/Wayne Stevens/Mark Hough

The Swingers

No Depression In New Zealand

Don McGlashan/Richard von Sturmer

Blam Blam Blam

One Step Ahead

Neil Finn

Split Enz

See Me Go

Michael O'Neill/Peter van der Fluit/Lawrence Landwer-Johan/Tony Drumm

The Screaming Meemees

Tally Ho

Robert Scott/David Kilgour/Hamish Kilgour

The Clean

Top 5 - Listen

The awards for both years will be presented at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards in September.  Alongside the APRA Silver Scroll Award, presentations on the night will also include the APRA Maioha Award; the SOUNZ Contemporary Award; the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award; the APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award; and the local and international Most Performed Works Awards. As a part of the celebrations an iconic New Zealand songwriter will also be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards will be held at Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday 17th September 2015. A big thanks to our sponsors Becks and Peter Yealands Wines.

Voting is NOW OPEN. If you are an APRA member make sure you have your say - login in to vote now!

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