14 Sep 2011
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Now running for its 46th year, the APRA Silver Scroll Award was presented last night at a star studded event at the Auckland Town Hall.
And...the winner of the 2011 Silver Scroll Award is: Dave Baxter – “Love Love Love” – performed by Avalanche City
“Its a moment of pure pop genius, simple and instantly memorable. New Zealand has already fallen in love with the song and the rest of the world may soon know all about Dave Baxter and ‘Love, Love, Love’”, says Anthony Healey, Director of NZ Operations for APRA.
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is the organisation that represents all New Zealand music writers. The Silver Scroll Award is the pre-eminent peer voted prize for any music writer making music today. Previous winners have included writers as diverse as The Naked and Famous, Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Scribe and Chris Knox.
APRA is also proud to announce the winners of the following Awards presented at the Auckland Town Hall tonight:
APRA Maioha Award - celebrating contemporary Maori music: Tyna Keelan –“Ko Koe”
SOUNZ Contemporary Award - recognising creative excellence by a contemporary composer: Lyell Cresswell – “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra”
Inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame were: Hello Sailor- Graham Brazier, Dave McArtney, Harry Lyon, Rick Ball, Stuart Pearce and Paul Woolright
Most Performed Work in New Zealand (most played on radio and television in New Zealand): “Something in the Water” by Brooke Fraser and Scott Ligertwood
Most Performed Work Overseas (most played on radio and television overseas): “Don’t Dream it’s Over” by Neil Finn
2011 APRA Silver Scroll Awards – Auckland Town Hall – Tuesday 13th September