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The APRA Silver Scroll top 20 finalists have just been announced. Plenty of talented Christchurch ex-pats are featured including Bic Runga, Nadia Reid, Lawrence Arabia, and Aldous Harding.

Widely considered the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand Music, this award recognises outstanding achievement in the craft of Songwriting. The overall winner will be announced at the awards in Dunedin on September 28th.

Nominations for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017 are now open. 

Unless otherwise specified, nominations are open to NZ recordings released during the eligibility period of 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017.

You can view 2017 Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions here:

https://auth.akudos.co/account/Register

Entries open now for RoundUp 2017, full details available here:

http://www.rdu.org.nz/roundup-2017-entry-form

With 179 applications, May was one of the biggest New Music funding rounds to date, 33 new songs and videos will be supported through our New Music Single funding scheme. Congratulations to the following artists!

BARKER

Called Out

B O K E H

Great Heights

‘Salmonella Dub, legends of the NZ music scene are celebrating their 25th anniversary with three very special shows this summer, featuring the return of Tiki Taane.’

 

These shows mark 25 years for the multiple platinum selling and award winning Salmonella Dub, and will be especially memorable with the featured return of Tiki Taane who worked with the band from 1996 until 2006.

 

Singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and lynchpin of the Christchurch-based Swarm Crew, Elly's used to wearing a few different hats. The new video for her tune 'Round and Round' proves she's partial to a few costume changes too.

A hurricane of colour, beautiful Southern landscapes and choreographed mastery, the video was directed by Mark Marchand and features members of Elly's dance studios as backups.

The track, produced and co-written by Sam de Jong is a tropical banger and is getting some good love from Mai FM.

Check it out below.