Radio New Zealand takes you backstage at one of the most anticipated events on the local music calendar, capturing winner's reactions and live performances from the show.

Tami Neilson co-wrote the 2014 Silver Scroll winning song 'Walk (Back to Your Arms)' with her brother Joshua Neilson.

Watch Tami's acceptance speech here:

 

At the awards ceremony the winning song was performed by Gamelan Taniwha Jaya with throat singing vocal by The All Seeing Hand’s Jonny Marks.

Stories related to Tami Neilson's Silver Scroll win

Music reviewer Nick Bollinger gave Dynamite - the album 'Walk (Back to Your Arms)' comes from - the thumbs-up in March 2014. 

Kim Hill invited Tami to talk about her life and influences, and to play some of her favorite songs one Saturday Morning on RNZ National, and Eva Radich spoke to Tami about Dynamite for Upbeat on RNZ Concert.

 

Listen to Music 101 host Emma Smith's Silver Scroll report, or read more about the 2014 Silver Scroll Awards presentations on The Wireless.

Haka exponent, composer and singer Robert Ruha

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Robert Ruha and the cover of this EP Tiki tapu. Images supplied by Darylene Rogers.

Robert Ruha nō Te whanau a Apanui, Ngāti Pōrou, has spent the past decade tutoring and writing songs for east coast kapahaka group Te Whānau ā Apanui. It’s a role that he’s comfortable with, so in the process of going solo with the launch of his debut EP Tiki tapu, it was a little daunting not to have his 40-strong group behind him.

Robert talks about Tiki tapu with Justine Murray and explains why here is no real difference between writing for kapahaka and a mass audience.

Michael Norris

Michael Norris was awarded the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his composition 'Inner Phases'. The following day Michael Norris talks with Eva Radich on Upbeat.

Michael Norris accepts the Soundz Contemporary Award for his song Inner Phases at the Silver Scroll Awards Photo RNZ Diego Opatowski

Photo RNZ Diego Opatowski.

'Inner Phases' was written to be performed by a Chinese instrument ensemble and a string quartet, melding eastern and western palettes.

The piece featured in Tales From the Forbidden City - a RNZ Concert documentary about the collaboration between China's Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra and the New Zealand String Quartet.

'Inner Phases' was re-interpreted at the Silver Scrolls ceremony by Jeff Henderson’s pseudonym Lil’ Dougie Boyne.

Music for film and television

For the first time the composition of music for the screen was recognised at the awards. The APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film award was won by Victoria Kelly for the score for Field Punishment No 1.

Victoria Kelly poses with her award at the Silver Scrolls Photo RNZ Diego Opatowski

The APRA Best Original Music in a (TV) Series award was won by Tom McLeod for Girl vs. Boy (Season 2).

Most played song

Lorde’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little won both the Most Performed New Zealand Work in New Zealand for their song ‘Team’, and the Most Performed New Zealand Work Internationally for ‘Royals’.

Ella YelichO Connor Lorde accepts the Most Performed Work Award for the songs Team New Zealand and Royals International at the Silver Scroll Awards at TSB Arena RNZ Diego Opatowski

Ella Yelich O'Connor accepts the Most Performed Work Awards at the 2014 Silver Scroll Awards. Image RNZ/ Diego Opatowski.

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame 2014

Pianist Jian Liu played Sea Changes to celebrate Douglas Lilburn s induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame Photo RNZ Diego Opatowski

Photo RNZ Diego Opatowski.

Classical and electronic music composer Douglas Lilburn was posthumously inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Visit the Radio New Zealand Lilburn collection for more about the composer's life and work.

At the SIlver Scroll awards ceremony, synthesiser player Ed Zuccollo performed an excerpt of ‘Overture; Aotearoa’ (1940), pianist Jian Liu played ‘Sea Changes’ (1946) and Wellington’s The Labcoats reinterpreted one of Lilburn’s later electro acoustic works ‘Welcome Stranger’ (1974). 

2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award Results Table:

The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award – won by Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson for 'Walk (Back to Your Arms)'.

Finalists:

  • 'Back on My Feet' written and performed by Louis Baker.
  • 'Bob Lennon John Dylan' written by Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood and Christopher O'Connor, performed by The Phoenix Foundation.
  • 'Bridges' written by Georgia Nott, Joel Little and Caleb Nott, performed by Broods.
  • 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens', written by Hollie Fullbrook, Alexander Freer and Cass Mitchell, performed by Tiny Ruins.

The 2014 APRA Maioha Award, celebrating excellence in Māori Music

Winner: Robert Ruha for his song 'Tiki Tapu'.

Finalists:

  • 'Kati Ra' written by Maraea Davies, performed by RJ Kerswell.
  • 'Kei Muri Pea' written by Kororia Taumaunu, Amomai Pihama and Matt Sadgrove, performed by Manea.

The 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition

Winner: Michael Norris for 'Inner Phases'.

Finalists:

  • 'Aquae Sulis' - for orchestra of winds, strings, harp and percussion, composed by Leonie Holmes.
  • 'Macropsia' - for orchestra, composed by Celeste Oram.

The 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award

Winner: Victoria Kelly for Field Punishment No 1.

Finalists:

  • Beyond the Edge, written / composed by David Long (Native Tongue Publishing).
  • Romeo & Juliet: A Love Song, written / composed by Michael O’Neill and Peter Van Der Fluit.

The finalists for the 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award are:

Winner: Tom McLeod for Girl vs. Boy (Season 2).

Finalists:

  • Harry, written / composed by Karl Steven (Native Tongue Music Publishing).
  • Wiki the Kiwi (Season 1), written by Andrew McDowall.

Most Performed New Zealand Work in New Zealand: Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little for 'Team'.

Most Performed New Zealand Work Internationally: Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little for 'Royals'.

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee: Douglas Lilburn

Silver Scroll

The annual APRA Silver Scroll awards have paid tribute to local songwriters since 1965.

The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards consist of:

  • Silver Scroll Award
  • APRA Maioha Award
  • SOUNZ Contemporary Award
  • APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film
  • APRA Best Original Music in a Series
  • NZ Music Hall of Fame induction
  • Most Performed New Zealand Work in New Zealand
  • Most Performed New Zealand Work Overseas

During the Silver Scroll Awards ceremony in Wellington on 30 October 2014, the Silver Scroll finalist songs and the winners of the SOUNZ and Maioha Awards are covered by other New Zealand musicians. 

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame 2014

Lilburn in the studio stretch

Composer Douglas Lilburn is the APRA Silver Scroll 2014 New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee. Find out about Douglas Lilburn's life and work in this collection from Radio New Zealand.