Aldous Harding (Hannah Topp) (published by Native Tongue Music Publishing) has won the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award for her remarkable song The Barrel at a ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday 2 October.
Harding is a second time finalist and was delighted to win the Silver Scroll for the first time.
The Silver Scroll Award, which is voted for by APRA members, is an acknowledgment from Harding’s fellow songwriters of the impact her songwriting has.
Jaime Gough, Managing Director of Native Tongue Music Publishing Australia said:
“Congratulations to Hannah on winning the Silver Scroll. It really is a privilege to work with Hannah and her amazing songs. Songs that are genre defying. New songs that sound like classics. Their intelligence and authenticity creep into your ears, not to be forgotten.
Hannah is a unique artist and a worthy winner of this great award.
Thanks to the wonderful team at Native Tongue. Independent publishing is a challenging business in New Zealand, yet we are rewarded every day by the sheer talent displayed by songwriters and artists and the music created.
Thanks to APRA AMCOS and everyone that supports music and the arts".
The winners of all awards were:
APRA Silver Scroll: Hannah Topp aka Aldous Harding – The Barrel (published by Native Tongue Music Publishing)
APRA Maioha Award: Tyna Keelan, Angelique Te Rauna and Matauranga Te Rauna – Ka Ao
SOUNZ Contemporary Award: Michael Norris – Sama Violin Concerto
APRA Best Original Music in a Series: Karl Steven – The Bad Seed
APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film: Mike Newport – Mega Time Squad
Hall of Fame: Ruru Karaitiana, Pixie Williams, and Jim Carter
For more information, see http://apraamcos.co.nz/news/2019/october/2019-silver-scroll-award-winners-announced/