Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday

Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday (Oct. 26). The pair won for the song "Not Many;" in September, the song earned the pair songwriter of the year status at the New Zealand Music Awards, also known as the Tuis.

APRA's judging panel chose an unprecedented six finalists this year. They were Trinity Roots' "Home Land & Sea;" Liam Finn of Betchadupa's "Bats Of Darkwell Lane;" Dimmer's "Getting What You Give;" Marshall Smith's "Grey Boy" and Goodshirt's "Fiji Baby".

Other winners of the night were Brooke Fraser for most performed work in New Zealand for "Better", and Neil Finn for most performed work overseas for his 1987 Crowded House hit "Don't Dream It's Over".

APRA has 5,000 members in New Zealand.

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