The ‘long list’ of nominees for this years APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award has been announced.
This diverse list was collated by an anonymous panel of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) members – will now be voted on by over 8000 members of the association, with five finalists being revealed in early August.
Here is the long-list:
Never Be Without You, written by Ben King. (Grand Rapids)
Everything is Beautiful and New, written by Bic Runga. (Bic Runga)
The Origin Of Slaves, written by Nick Gaffaney and Aaron Tokona. (Cairo Knife Fight)
Lead Me To The Light, written by Hayden Donnell. (Great North)
Datura, written by Tom Scott and Hayden Dick. (Home Brew)
Blind Eyes, written by Lisa Crawley. (Lisa Crawley)
Hibernate, written by Lydia Cole. (Lydia Cole)
Getaway Tonight, written by Kody Nielson. (Opossom)
Water To Ice, written by Jane de Jong. (Ruby Frost)
Fatal Flaw, written by Louis McDonald, Adam Quigley and Levi Heeringa. (Five Mile Town)
Hold On, written by Josh Fountain. (Get Well Soon)
Hopeful Dreamer, written by Jess Chambers. (Jess Chambers)
By Your Side, written by Jesse Sheehan. (Jesse Sheehan)
When It’s All Too Much, written by Lauren Mitchell. (LA Mitchell)
Anniversary Day, written by Jon Toogood and Julia Deans. (The Adults)
State Houses By The River, written by Adam McGrath. (The Eastern)
Girl In Stilettos, written by Anna Macdonald. (Annah Mac)
Outta Reach, written by Lindon McCormack. (Lindon Puffin)
Everything To Me, written by Stephanie Brown. (Lips)
Forever, written by Matiu Walters and Marlon Gerbes. (Six60)
The winner will be announced at a gala evening on Thursday September 13, which will also feature the finalist songs covered by other New Zealand artists.