2023 APRA Silver Scroll & Maioha Award etc. Finalists

2023 APRA Silver Scroll & Maioha Award etc. Finalists

APRA AMCOS NZ have announced the Top 20 songs nominated for the 2023 APRA Silver Scroll Award Kaitito Kaiaka, the three finalist waiata for the APRA Maioha Award and the NZ Music Hall Of Fame inductee.

The Silver Scroll Top 20 list was decided by a panel of APRA members who are also well-respected songwriters, producers, and performers: Alex Freer, Chelsea Jade, Dianne Swann, Ladi6, Mara TK, Marika Hodgson, Mark Vanilau, Nadia Reid, Rizván Tu’itahi, Sam Taylor.

2023 APRA Silver Scroll Award Kaitito Kaiaka Top 20

  • Aroā written by Emily Rice, Charles Looker, Te Kuru Dewes, performed by Aro
  • Can’t Fake It written by Jessica Bourke, Maarten Bokma, Max Oude Weernink, Bart Possemis, performed by JessB
  • Desert Dove written and performed by Holly Arrowsmith
  • Don’t Go Back written by Marlon Williams, Mark Perkins, performed by Marlon Williams
  • Expert In A Dying Field written by Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair, Tristan Deck, performed by The Beths
  • Foolish Thinking written by Kimbra Johnson, Ryan Lott, performed by Kimbra ft. Ryan Lott
  • Friday Night @ The Liquor Store written by Tom Scott, Christopher James, performed by Avantdale Bowling Club
  • Green Honda written by Stella Bennett, Luka Kloser, Elvira Anderfjard, performed by Benee
  • I Just Can’t Wait written by Sean James Donnelly, performed by SJD
  • Kingmaker written and performed by Tami Neilson
  • Layla written by Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson, performed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Live Wires written by Shannon Fowler, performed by Tom Lark
  • My Baby’s Like A Hurricane written by Whaanga Arahi Main-Baillie, performed by Arahi
  • Smooth It Over written by Ash Wallace, Gabriel Everett, Sophie Mashlan, Anton Rundberg, Julia Karlsson, performed by Foley
  • Something written by Oscar Mein, Henry Francis, Conor Feehly, Max Holmes, Tom Healy, performed by Soaked Oats
  • Take My Hands At Night written and performed by Ebony Lamb
  • Te Atarau written by Mohi Allen, Daniel Martin, Rukuwai Allen performed by Mohi
  • The Crab / Waterbaby written by Hollie Fullbrook, performed by Tiny Ruins
  • Travel With Me written by Deva Mahal, Marika Hodgson, performed by Deva Mahal
  • You Are written by Naomi Ludlow, performed by Ny Oh

The APRA Maioha Award Top 5 shortlist was decided by a panel of judges selected for their knowledge and understanding of waiata reo Māori/waiata reo rua and the current landscape of Māori composition and songwriting: Hēmi Kelly, Maisey Rika, Nadia Marsh, Ruth Smith. The three finalist waiata were subsequently announced in early August.

APRA Maioha Award Finalists

  • E Tama written by Hamiora Tuari, Ani Piki Tuari, Tame Tuari, Tatana Tuari and Matt Sadgrove performed by Tuari Brothers
  • Me Pēhea Rā written by Mohi Allen, Hēmi Kelly, Amy Boroevich, Noema Te Hau III, performed by Mohi
  • Raumati written by Jordyn Rapana translated by Te Kuru Dewes, performed by Jordyn with a Why

SOUNZ Contemporary Award Finalists

  • Mycelium by Nathaniel Otley
  • No Ro Hunu Ake by Joshua Pearson
  • Requiem by Victoria Kelly based on poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Ian Wedde, Chloe Honum & James K Baxter

APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award Finalists

•  Mark Vanilau for A Boy Called Piano – The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu
•  Cam Ballantyne for Nude Tuesday
  Karl Sölve Steven for The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%!

APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award Finalists

•  Tom McLeod for Blood, Sex, & Royalty
•  Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper for The Gone
•  Claire Cowan for Under The Vines

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Don McGlashan

The APRA Silver Scroll Award and associated awards will be presented at Spark Arena on October 4. 

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