28 Oct 2020

As it happened: 2020 Silver Scrolls

9:08 pm on 28 October 2020

The Silver Scrolls are New Zealand's most prestigious music awards.

Songs by Reb Fountain, Nadia Reid, Benee, L.A.B., and Troy Kingi have been chosen as the top five contenders for the 2020 Silver Scroll songwriting award.

The ceremony will include performances from a specially curated line-up of musicians who will reinterpret the five finalist songs. They will also reinterpret the winning songs in the Maioha (te reo Māori songwriting) and SOUNZ (classical) categories.

The top five songs for the main award were voted on by members of APRA (the Australasian Performing Rights Association), which represents songwriters in New Zealand. They chose from a long list of 20 songs, which was compiled from more than 200 entries by a judging panel of 10 songwriters.

The awards are proudly supported by NZ On Air and Te Māngai Paho.

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