2012 APRA Silver Scroll Award goes to the Lips
14th September 2012
The 2012 winner of the APRA Silver Scroll Award is New York-based Stephanie Brown for her song Everything To Me which she released under the name Lips. An alumni of Auckland University's jazz school, Stephanie says it's the first song she has ever written for strings and was clearly thrilled by her win. It was the 47th outing for the APRA Silver Scroll Award and was presented to Stephanie by former winner and Narcs member Tony Waine, at the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday September 13.
Also presented on the night were the APRA Maioha Award, which went to Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai and Scotty Morrison for Matahīapo (performed by AWA), and the SOUNZ Contemporary Award which was won by composer Alex Taylor for his work [inner].
Dave Baxter of Avalanche City picked up the award for the Most Performed Work in NZ for his trail blazing ditty Love Love Love, while (it really goes without saying doesn't it?) the award for Most Performed Work Overseas went to Neil Finn's Donít Dream itís Over.
One of the major highlights of the evening for the audience of APRA members was seeing the great Herbs being inducted in the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Herbs members crowding the Town Hall stage to receive plaques were Dilworth Karaka, Toni Fonoti, Phil Toms, Spencer Fusimalohi, John Berkley, Fred Faleauto and Charles Tumahai (deceased), Maurice Watene, Tama Lundon, Jack Allen, Carl Perkins, Willie Hona, Thom Nepia, Tama Renata, Gordon Joll, Grant Pukeroa and Kristen Hapi.
Photos by Topic