Native Tongue writers make Top 20 for APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2019

The 2019 longlist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Awards have been announced this week.

The APRA Silver Scroll is New Zealand’s most coveted music award, recognising outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting. The top 20 was selected by a panel of nine fellow songwriters from over 200 entries.

Native Tongue would like to congratulate our writers Karoline Tamati, Brent Park, Mel Parsons, Troy Kingi and Aldous Harding on their nominations.

‘Diagonals’, written by Karoline Tamati, Brent Park, Brandon Haru, Julien Dyne, performed by Ladi6.
‘Just ‘Cause You Don’t Want Me’, written and performed by Mel Parsons.
‘Look Up’, written by Marika Hodgson and Troy Kingi, performed by SORRENTO.
‘The Barrel’, written by Hannah Topp, performed by Aldous Harding.

The top twenty will be narrowed down to a top five after votes from the full APRA membership, and the award will be given out at Auckland’s Spark Arena on October 2nd.