THE FINALISTS, 2016 APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARD: And those in contention are . . .

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THE FINALISTS, 2016 APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARD: And those in contention are . . .

The annual Silver Scroll award for songwriitng is considered one of the most -- if not the most -- prestigious awards the New Zealand music world can bestow.

That's because it is the songwriters themselves (APRA members) who vote for the winner from a huge number of songwriter entries.

The shortlist of 20 finalists has just been announced and we are pleased to publish it because someone here is going to join an illustrious list of former winners which includes Shona Laing, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Lorde and Joel Little, James Milne (aka Lawrence Aabia), Ray Columbus, Neil Finn, Don McGlashan . . .

Voting by APRA members closes on Sunday August 14 and the Awards night is at Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday September 25.

Other important awards presented on the night are the APRA Maioha award (exceptional waiata featuring te reo), the SOUNDZ Contemporary Award (contemporary composition in the broadly classical area), APRA Best Original Music award for music in a feature film, and the APRA Best Original Music is a series (telelvision) award.

On the night there wil also be a new inductee/s into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

The 20 finalists for the Silver Scroll are here below and you can hear their music on Spotify . . . or better still, BUY their work.

For more on APRA go here.

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