30 Sep 2016

All the best from the Silver Scrolls

4:16 pm on 30 September 2016

The 51st APRA Silver Scroll Awards were held on Thursday night in Auckland's Vector Arena, hosted by RNZ's John Campbell.

Watch RNZ's YouTube playlist:

Thomas Oliver - a first-time finalist - won the top award for his song If I Move to Mars. Here he is accepting his award:

The runners-up this year were Neilson for The First Man, The Phoenix Foundation for Give Up Your Dreams, Lydia Cole for Dream and Street Chant for Pedestrian Support League.

Rob Ruha took out the Maioha Award for composition using Te Reo with Kariri. The song features Tiki Taane and is a retelling of the story of the 1864 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina).

Read Nick Bollinger's wrap of Rob Ruha and the two soundtrack awards.

Karl Steven, a member of Supergroove, The Drab Doo-Riffs, Heart Attack Alley and the NZ Music Hall of Fame talks to Yadana Saw about his nomination for the Best Original Music in a Series Award.

The equivalent award for a feature film went to Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper and Tama Waipara for their work on Lee Tamahori's Mahana, based on Witi Ihimaera's novel Bulibasha.

Here is Clarissa Dunn's review of the contemporary classical music award.

Read Hussein Moses take on the Silver Scrolls for The Wireless.