Members of the Loop whānau Troy Kingi & Arli Liberman have both taken home awards at the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Awards!

Published by Loop Publishing, Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) has won the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award | Kaitito Kaiaka for his funk-laden song ‘All Your Ships Have Sailed’. taken from his nostalgia-filled record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar.

“I’m humbled and honoured to receive this award. Thank you to APRA and the wider community for allowing it so, for deciding I was worthy of this award. Much gratitude.”

Released via Loop Recordings, Arli Liberman was awarded the APRA Best Original Music in a Film | Tohu Pūmanawa for his composition work on Savage, a confronting film inspired by true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs across 30 years. The emotive soundtrack combines traditional production sounds with experimental music, perfectly capturing the tension and beauty shown throughout Sam Kelly’s film. From being a key member of Whiteflag Project in Israel – one of the first Palestinian and Israeli crossover bands – to becoming one of New Zealand’s most distinctive screen composers, Arli remains an important figure in the industry.

It is the third time Troy has been a top five finalist for the Silver Scroll Award | Kaitito Kaiaka, and the win decided by votes from APRA members. A stunning version of the track was performed by Deva Mahal and an incredible band of nine wahine toa, creating a beautifully-powerful version of the waiata. This version was created and oversen by Silver Scroll Awards Music Directors Rob & Cilla Ruha.

Ka rawe Troy & Arli! Listen to both albums below - 

Other awards given out saw the APRA Maioha Award | Tohu Maioha awarded to Maisey Rika and Seth Haapu for 'Waitī Waitā', the SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha awarded to The Bewilderness by Plan 9 (David Donaldson, Janet Roddick, Steve Roche), & the APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award | Tohu Paerangi awarded to Karl Steven for Black Hands.

The awards are proudly supported by NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho. Watch the ceremony in full HERE