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Bic Runga Voted APRA NZ Writer Director

Bic Runga Voted APRA NZ Writer Director

Acclaimed songwriter and musician Bic Runga has been voted in as  APRAs latest NZ Writer Director.

Runga has been awarded almost every musical honour in the country, including the APRA Silver Scroll, and has won the most Tui awards by an individual (20). In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy Award at the NZ Music Awards and inducted into NZ Music Hall of Fame.

APRA and AMCOS Board directors are elected by their respective memberships through a secure ballot. The process and results of the elections are audited and verified by APRA AMCOS’ independent auditors, KPMG. In the NZ results Bic Runga gained over 70% of votes, beating out Jan Hellriegel and Marshall Smith.

APRA’s 2019 Board:

  1. Jenny Morris OAM, Writer Director (Chair) (re-elected)
  2. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Deputy Chair)
  3. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing
  4. Amanda Brown, Writer Director
  5. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia
  6. Brendan Gallagher, Writer Director
  7. Andrew Jenkins, Universal Music Publishing (newly elected)
  8. Chris Neal, Writer Director
  9. Bic Runga, NZ Writer Director (newly elected)
  10. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (re-elected)
  11. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group
  12. Jonathan Zwartz, Writer Director (newly elected)

AMCOS Board

  1. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Chair)
  2. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing (Deputy Chair)
  3. Philip Burn, Hal Leonard
  4. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia
  5. Jaime Gough, Native Tongue Music
  6. Peter Hebbes, Hebbes Music Group
  7. Clive Hodson, Perfect Pitch Publishing (re-elected)
  8. Andrew Jenkins, Universal Music Publishing (newly elected)
  9. Steve McPherson, Hillsong Publishing (re-elected)
  10. Simon Moor, Kobalt Music Group (re-elected)
  11. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  12. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group (re-elected)
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