APRA AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

The results are in! Featuring new kids on the songwriting block and established composers, today we reveal the nominees for the 2018 APRA Music Awards to be held on Tuesday 10 April in Sydney.

Leading the nominations with four nods a piece are Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer M-Phazes, who is nominated for his songwriting collaborations with Amy Shark and Illy, and PJ Harding, (pka Thief).

Also in the hotly contested Song of the Year category, APRA members have voted for Amy Shark for the second year in a row, this time for Weekends.

It’s three times a charm for songwriters Ivy Adara and Louis Schoorl, Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles (Peking Duk), Amy Shark, Kaelyn Behr (Styalz) and Sam Littlemore who have each received three nominations for their songwriting work.

Dual nominees include works from PNAU, Bernard Fanning, The McClymonts, Busby Marou, Dean Lewis,Birds of Tokyo,Starley Hope and Peter Wadams, Illy, Sarah Aarons and International Work of the Year nominee, Ed Sheeran.

The nominees list also features works from songwriters as diverse as Tash Sultana, Cable Ties, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hume, Morgan Evans, Dune Rats, David Ryan Harris, Kasey Chambers and many others.

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.

The 2018 APRA Music Awards will be held on Tuesday 10 April at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The event will be hosted by Julia Zemiro with live music performances curated by Robert Conley.

Information on the voting and judging criteria for the APRA Music Awards can be found here.

Press Release by APRA AMCOS. Full list can be found here.

 

MUSHROOM PUBLISHING ARTISTS AND WRITERS NOMINATED FOR THE APRA AWARDS 2017

Song of the Year

Title: Weekends

Artist: Amy Shark

Writer: Amy Shark

Publisher: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing

 

Country Work of the Year

Title: Ain’t No Little Girl

Artist: Kasey Chambers

Writer: Kasey Chambers

Publisher: Mushroom Music

 

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Brace

Artist: Birds of Tokyo

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

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: Empire

Artist: Birds of Tokyo

Writers: Ian Berney* / Ian Kenny* / Glenn Sarangapany* / Adam Spark* / Adam Weston* / Dave Bottrill

Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Title: Scott Green

Artist: Dune Rats

Writers: Danny Beausaraus / Zachary Carper* / Brett Jansch / BC Michaels

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Big Deal*

 

Pop Work of the Year

Title: Adore

Artist: Amy Shark

Writers: Amy Shark* / M-Phazes

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing*

 

Title: Lay It On Me

Artist: Vance Joy

Writers: James Keogh / Dave Bassett*

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing / Mushroom Music obo Reservoir Music*

 

Urban Work of the Year

Title: Catch 22

Artist: Illy feat. Anne-Marie

Writers: Illy* / M-Phazes / Grant Michaels / Suzanne Shinn

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing*

Title: Moments 

Artist: Bliss n Eso feat. Gavin James

Writers: Styalz Fuego / PJ Harding pka Thief / Max Mackinnon* / Nicholas Martin / Jonathan Notley*

Publishers: Mushroom Music

Title: Oh My

Artist: Illy

Writers: Illy* / M-Phazes / Jefferson Wolfe

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing*

 

International Work of the Year

Title: There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

Artist: Shawn Mendes

Writers: Scott Friedman / Teddy Geiger* / Shawn Mendes / Geoffrey Warbuton