APRA AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

Now in their 35th year, the APRA Music Awards acknowledge and celebrate artistic excellence in contemporary music, honouring songwriters and publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields.

Recent Grammy Award winner, and multiple ARIA Award winner, FLUME, caps off an amazing year with four nominations in the categories of Most Played Australian Work and Dance Work of the Year for both Say It and Never Be Like You. With seven APRA Music Awards already to her name, SIA FURLER has another three nominations this year – Most Played Australian Work for Cheap Thrills and Pop Work of the Year for Alive and Cheap Thrills.

HILLTOP HOODS, THE VERONICAS, NICK MURPHY fka CHET FAKER and TROYE SIVAN have all received two nominations apiece.

In the celebrated Song of the Year category, APRA members have voted for AMY SHARK and M-PHAZES for Adore; TIM MINCHIN for Come Home (Cardinal Pell), JULIA JACKLIN for Pool Party, D.D DUMBO for Satan and NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS for Skeleton Key.

Three more awards, decided by the APRA Board of Directors, will be presented at the ceremony – Songwriter of the Year, Overseas Recognition Award and the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The awards for Most Played Australian Work Overseas and Licensee of the Year will also be announced on the night.
 
Licensee of the Year
is a newly created category which is designed to reward licensee groups for good music citizenship. The recipient will be selected against the criteria of consistent compliance and demonstrated support of music, such as the presentation of local content or innovative use of music.

The host of the 2017 APRA Music Awards will be writer, comedian and RocKwiz host, JULIA ZEMIRO. Returning as Musical Director is ROBERT CONLEY who will curate the evening’s live performances.

Information on the voting and judging criteria for the APRA Music Awards can be found at apraamcos.com.au/awards/2017-awards/2017-apra-music-awards/rules/

MUSHROOM PUBLISHING ARTISTS AND WRITERS NOMINATED FOR THE APRA AWARDS 2017

Song of the Year

Title:                  Pool Party

Artist:                 Julia Jacklin

Writer:                Julia Jacklin

Publisher:          Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title:                  Satan

Artist:                 DD Dumbo

Writer:                Oliver Perry

Publisher:          Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer:                Stu MacKenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard)

Publisher:          Mushroom Music

Most Played Australian Work

Title:                  The Trouble with Us

Artist:                 Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr

Writers:              Nicholas Murphy* / Marcus Annesley

Publisher:          Mushroom Music*

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title:                  It’s Not Too Late

Artist:                 Archie Roach

Writers:              Archie Roach / Craig Pilkington

Publisher:          Mushroom Music

Title:                  Second Guess

Artist:                 Ash Grunwald

Writer:                Ash Grunwald

Publisher:          Mushroom Music

Dance Work of the Year

Title:                  The Trouble with Us

Artist:                 Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr

Writers:              Nicholas Murphy* / Marcus Annesley

Publisher:          Mushroom Music*

Rock Work of the Year

Title:                  Fall Together

Artist:                 The Temper Trap

Writers:              Richard Cooper / Abby Mandagi* / Justin Parker^

Publishers:         Mushroom Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^

Title:                  Hold Me Back

Artist:                 The Rubens

Writers:              Scott Baldwin / David Khane* / Elliott Margin / Izaac Margin / Samuel Margin / William Zeglis

Publishers:         Mushroom Music / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo E Equals Music*

Title:                  I’d Go With You Anywhere

Artist:                 Birds of Tokyo

Writers:              Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston

Publishers:         Mushroom Music

Urban Work of the Year

Title:                  Long Loud Hours

Artist:                 Urthboy feat Bertie Blackman

Writers:              Tim Levinson* / Luke Dubber^ / Pip Norman~ / Angus Stuart^ / Ray Charles+

Publishers:         BMG AM* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^ / Mushroom Music~ / Warner/Chappell Music Australia+

Title:                  Papercuts

Artist:                 Illy feat. Vera Blue

Writers:              Mark Landon / Thomas Macken* / Alasdair Murray^ / Celia Pavey~

Publishers:         Universal Music Publishing / Native Tongue Music Publishing* / Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing^ / Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music~

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer:                Meg Mac

Publishers:         Mushroom Music obo BMG Platinum Songs US

International Work of the Year

Title:                  Ocean Drive

Artist:                 Duke Dumont

Writers:              Timucin Aluo / Adam Dyment* / Jay Norton / Henry Ritson^

Publishers:         Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Funky Wonton / Mushroom Music obo BMG Rights Management* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia^