Evermore won song of the year for their track "It's Too Late" at the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s Silver Scroll awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand. The so

Evermore won song of the year for their track "It's Too Late" at the
Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s Silver Scroll awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand. The song is published by Rough Cut Music.

The New Zealand-born, Sydney-based brothers Jon, Peter and Dann Hume recently signed to Sire Records on an international recording deal. Their debut 2004 album "Dreams" (Warner Music Australia) went platinum in Australia (70,000 units) and gold (7,500 units) in New Zealand.

"It's Too Late is such an assured and confident song, this recognition is richly deserved by Evermore," says APRA's director of New Zealand operations Anthony Healey. "It's an anthem that, like other iconic New Zealand songs, has already been discovered and adopted by Australians, as their own. Watch as the rest of the world discovers them."

The other Silver Scroll finalists chosen by APRA's judging panel were Pluto for "Long White Cross", Dave Dobbyn for "Welcome Home", Geoffrey Maddock of Goldenhorse for "Out Of the Moon" and Kody and Ruban Nielson of the Mint Chicks for "Opium Of the People".

Neil Finn's hit with Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over" again won most performed work overseas. Finn and his brother Tim took out the most performed work in New Zealand for "Won't Give In".

APRA represents 38,000 Australian and New Zealand songwriter, composer and publisher members and locally represents 2 million international writers and composers.