Friday, 08 May 2020

International Song Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the Kiwi and Australian APRA members who have been named as winners, place-getters, and honourable mentions in the International Songwriting Competition.

Auckland band The Sations were named winners in the Christian category for their song 'Floodgates', Kaylee Bell took out second place in the Country category for 'Keith', and Em-Haley Walker and Liam Quinn (Theia), nabbed third place in the Unpublished category for 'Not Your Princess', which also got an Honourable Mention in the Pop/Top 40 category.

Also congratulations to the following Kiwi members who received Honourable Mentions: Jamie McDell, Darren Watson, Kath Bee, Luke Epapara, Ryan Beehre, Craig Smith, Levi Sesega, and Kimbra.

Of course we're also sending high fives to the Australian members who were recognised, particularly to Tones And I for winning the Grand Prize, the comp's highest honour, for her global hit 'Dance Monkey.' 

She follows in the footsteps of several Kiwi and Australian artists who have won the Grand Prize in the past, including Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, Moana Maniapoto, Gotye, and Vance Joy. 

See the list of all Kiwi and Australian songs and artists who were recognised below. 

ISC has the full list of winners and songs streaming here.

Australian, New Zealand and Solomon Islands honourees:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

"Dance Monkey" - Tones And I

FIRST PLACE WINNERS

AAA (Adult Album Alternative) “So Caught Up” – Josh Teskey, Sam Teskey, Brendon Love, Liam Gough (The Teskey Borthers) – Warrandyte, VIC, Australia

Christian "Floodgates" –  Rachel Wilson, Dominic Schryvers, Laura Schryvers (The Sations) –  Auckland, New Zealand

 

Comedy/Novelty “Pink Clouds” – Sam Jonathan McMillan (Sammy J) – Northcote, VIC, Australia

R&B/Hip Hop “Shook” – Takudzwa Maidza, Dan Farber (Tkay Maidza) – Westlakes, SA, Australia

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

Country "Keith" Kaylee Bell, Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes (Kaylee Bell) – Auckland, New Zealand

Folk/Singer-Songwriter “Better In Blak” – Thelma Plum, Alexander Burnett (Thelma Plum) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Teen “Crushed” – Sophia Chesworth – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Unpublished “Queen Of Hearts” – Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen (Sahara Beck) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Unsigned Only “Stranger” – Rebecca Sandridge, Oscar Dawson (Bec Sandridge) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

World "Karma Of The Butterfly Effect" – Kirwan Hatigeva, James Moore (JAHBOY) 
Honiara, Solomon Islands

THIRD PLACE WINNERS

Americana “See Another Day” – Simon Rudston-Brown, Melinda Kirwin (Falls) – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Children's Music “Waiting For A Bus” – Luke Escombe (The Vegetable Plot) – Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Music Video “Lies” – Mabel Windred-Wornes, Ivy Windred-Wornes (Charm Of Finches) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Pop/Top 40 “Charles And Jane” – Ivy-Jane Browne – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pop/Top 40 “Thought I Could” – Grace Hughes, Andrew Hopkins (Yorke) – Bangalow, NSW, Australia 

Unpublished "Not Your Princess" – Em-Haley Walker, Liam Quinn (Theia) – Auckland, New Zealand

Unsigned Only “Girl Is A Gun” – Sophie Curtis, Robby Desa, Isabella Kearney-Nurse (ASTON) – Glenning Valley, NSW, Australia

HONORABLE MENTIONS

AAA (Adult Album Alternative) “All My Love “ – Max O'Sullivan (MAXO) – Canberra, ACT, Australia 

AAA (Adult Album Alternative) “Bring It On” – Glenn Cardier – Sydney, NSW, Australia

AAA (Adult Album Alternative) “Queen Of Hearts” – Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

AAA (Adult Album Alternative) “Rain” – Josh Teskey, Sam Teskey, Liam Gough, Brendon Love (The Teskey Brothers) Warrandyte, VIC, Australia 

AC (Adult Contemporary) “Light It Up“ – Max O'Sullivan (MAXO) – Canberra, ACT, Australia

AC (Adult Contemporary) “Shades” – Luke Bertoz, Simon Widauer (Tales In Space) – Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Americana “Restless One” – Glenn Cardier – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Americana "Worst Crime" –  Jamie McDell, Nash Chambers, Phil Barton (Jamie McDell Ft. Robert Ellis) – Auckland, New Zealand

Blues "One Evil Man" – Darren Watson (Darren Watson) – Wellington, New Zealand

Blues “Trouble In My Head” – Anna Scionti – North Fitzroy, VIC, Australia 

Children's Music "Magic In Me" –  Kath Bee, Luke Epapara, Ryan Beehre (Kath Bee Ft. Mika & Kurnel MC) – Auckland, New Zealand

Children’s Music “Mr. Potato” – Luke Escombe (The Vegetable Plot) – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Children's Music "Toothless" – Craig Smith (Craig Smith) – Queenstown, New Zealand

Christian "Up” – Jared Porter, Josh Smith (Citipointe Worship) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Comedy/Novelty “Chubby Love?” – Ngoc Tuan Hoang (Dave?) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia  

Comedy/Novelty “Short People” – Susi Prendergast, Jude Bridge (The Additives) – Perth, WA, Australia

Comedy/Novelty “The Turbulence Of Flatulence” – Mason Clarke – Perth, WA, Australia 

Country “Bumps And Bruises” – Lee Bowman, Paula, Bowman, Julian Sammut (Jetty Road) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

Country “Johnnie, Jim & Jack'd” – Vanessa Selwyn, James Hoppe – Thurgoona, NSW, Australia

Folk/Singer-Songwriter “Anew” – Ryan Henderson, Matthew Carins (Hollow Coves) Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Folk/Singer-Songwriter "Eyes of a Child" –  Levi Sesega (Levi Lights On Project) Auckland, New Zealand

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) “Bleed Sunlight Ft. DLake” – Shane Burgess, DLake (Shane Burgess) – Goulburn, NSW, Australia

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) “Heavy Hearted” – Sam Hales (The Jungle Giants) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) “Rite Next To U” – Georgie Read (Georgieboiibeatzz ) – Perth, WA, Australia 

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) “Stars Like Us” – Elina Godwin, Alexandra Nicholas (Xanza) – Sydney, NSW, Australia

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) “Way Back Down” – Ryan Dobbrick, Stuart Stuart (du0) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Lyrics Only “Dirty Shane” – Tiimo (Shane Timmo) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

Music Video “Queen Of Hearts” – Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen – Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Music Video “Stranger” – Rebecca Sandridge, Oscar Dawson (Bec Sandridge) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Music Video “Treading Water” – Danny Hacket, Elisha Apurado (ELI DAN) ­– Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

Music Video “Ur A Piece Of Shit” – Ali Barter, Oscar Dawson – Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

The People's Voice "Hit Me While I'm Down"  Harry Cleverdon – Young, NSW, Australia

Performance “Crystalline” – Rhia – Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

Performance “Queen Of Hearts” – Sahara Beck, Tony Buchen – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Performance "Version of Me" – Kimbra Johnson, Ethan Gruska, Tony Berg (Kimbra) – Hamilton, New Zealand


Pop/Top 40 “Animals” – Nick de la Hoyde, Joseph de la Hoyde – Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Pop/Top 40 “Can't Turn It Off” – Seb Mont Holdinghausen, Janeva, Alex LiRosi (Seb Mont) – St.Kilda, VIC, Australia

Pop/Top 40 “Girl Is A Gun” – Sophie Curtis, Robby Desa, Isabella Kearney-Nurse (ASTON) – Glenning Valley, NSW, Australia

Pop/Top 40 “Not Your Princess” – Em-Haley Walker, Liam Quinn (Theia) – Auckland, New Zealand

Pop/Top 40 “Oats And Honey” – Takudzwa Maidza, Dan Farber, Autumn Rowe (Tkay Maidza) – Westlakes, SA, Australia 

Pop/Top 40 “Sick Of Loving You” – Anna Buckingham, Liam Quinn (BOI) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

R&B/Hip-Hop “Overdue” – Matt Cicero, Nic Martin, Rudy Sandapa (Ojikae) – Melbourne, VIC, Australia 

Rock “Better Know Better” – William Tom (Tomtom) – Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Rock “Hollywood” – Lily Richardson (CLEWS) – Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Rock “Teach Me About Dying” – Timothy Carroll, Oscar Dawson, Ryan Strathie (HOLY HOLY) – Wollongong, VIC, Australia 

Teen “Be You” – Angus Brill Reed – Adelaide, SA, Australia 

Teen “Poison” – Cody Jon – Burraneer Bay, NSW, Australia

Teen “Self Love” – Violeta Bozanic – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Unpublished “Hit Me While I'm Down” – Harry Cleverdon – Young, NSW, Australia 

Unsigned Only “Charles And Jane” – Ivy-Jane Browne – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Unsigned Only “Hit Me While I'm Down” – Harry Cleverdon – Young, NSW, Australia 

Unsigned Only “Shades” – Luke Bertoz, Simon Widauer (Tales In Space) – Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

 


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