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2021 Silver Scroll Award Top 20 List Announced

2021 Silver Scroll Award Top 20 List Announced

APRA have announced the top 20 songs in line to claim the 2021 Silver Scroll Award and the 2021 Maioha Award top 5 shortlist.

The relatively shortlist was chosen from over 250 entries by a judging panel of 10 songwriters who’ve made their own significant contributions to the NZ music community. The 2021 APRA Maioha Award Top 5 shortlist was also announced simultaneously – details below.

2021 Silver Scroll Award Top 20 List:

  • All Your Ships Have Sailed, written and performed by Troy Kingi 
  • Anna (On My Life), written and performed by Adam Tukiri and Rizván Tu’itahi
  • Bathsalts, written by Clark Mathews, Daniel Vernon, Christan Pianta, Hakopa Kuka-Larsen – performed by Dartz
  • Brains, written by Madeline Bradley, performed by Deryk
  • Broken Chains, written by Tyree Tautogia, Sidney Diamond, Fred Fa’afou, Ché Ness, Willie Tafa, Solo Tohi, Wasim A. Hussain, Darryl Thompson, Angus McNaughton – performed by Smashproof
  • Don’t Run, written by Sid Diamond and Nathan King, performed by Sid Diamond
  • Dragon Fruit (feat. Louis Baker), written by Tony Sihamau, Lance Fepuleai, Harry Huavi, Louis Baker – performed by Team Dynamite featuring Louis Baker.
  • Guilty Love, written by Phillipa Brown, Georgia Nott, Tommy English – performed by Ladyhawke and Broods.
  • Hey Mom, written and performed by Reb Fountain 
  • Hiwa-i-te-rangi, written by Maisey Rika, Callum Rei McDougall, Chris Chetland – performed by Maisey Rika
  • Jump Rope Gazers, written by Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair, Tristan Deck – performed by The Beths
  • Laps Around The Sun, written by Mark Perkins – performed by Merk 
  • Leave Love Out Of This, written by Anthonie Tonnon and Jonathan Pearce – performed by Anthonie Tonnon
  • Lightswitch, written by Mona Sanei, Frank Eliesa – performed by CHAII
  • No Flowers, written by Dallas Tamaira and Devin Abrams – performed by Dallas Tamaira 
  • Periphescence, written by Daniel McBride – performed by Sheep, Dog & Wolf
  • Stand In, written by Deva Mahal and Aaron Livingston – performed by Deva Mahal
  • Tangaroa, written by Henry de Jong, Lewis de Jong, Ethan Trembath, Niel de Jong – performed by Alien Weaponry
  • Turangawaewae, written by Stephen Harmer, Maisey Rika, Troy Kingi, Tenei Kesha – performed by Tipene, Troy Kingi, and Maisey Rika.
  • Your Deodorant Doesn’t Work, written by Stephanie Brown, James Fenimore Ikner – performed by Lips

The judging panel were (alphabetically): Anji Sami, Finn Andrews, Hollie Fullbrook, Marika Hodgson, Natalia Sheppard, Phil Bell, Sarena Close, Sean Donnelly, Tom Scott and Tyna Keelan.

Also announced was the 2021 APRA Maioha Award Top 5 shortlist, chosen from over 30 entries by a judging panel of four (in alphabetical order): Matai Smith, Nadia Marsh, Ngatapa Black and Pere Wihongi.

  • He Aio, written by Hamiora Tuari, Matthew Sadgrove, Sam Eriwata, and Tei Nohotima – performed by Haami
  • Karawhiua, written by Logan Bell, Matthew Sadgrove, Stephen Maxwell, translated by Paraone Gloyne – performed by Katchafire 
  • Te Pū, written by Tame-Hoake Tuari, Tatana Tuari, Hamiora Tuari, and Sam Eriwata – performed by Tuari Brothers
  • Toroa, written by Mara Te Kahika and Cory Champion – performed by Mara TK
  • Waitī Waitā, written by Maisey Rika and Seth Haapu – performed by Maisey Rika

The 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Awards ceremony will be taking place at Spark Arena in Tāmaki Makaurau on October 14.