Scene News: 2016 APRA Music Awards Nominees Announced

APRA AMCOS is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 APRA Music Awards, which will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on Tuesday, 5 April.

Leading the nominations with four apiece are JARRYD JAMES (Song of the Year, Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work, Pop Work of the Year) for Do You Remember and SIA FURLER (Most Played Australian Work x 2, Pop Work of the Year x 2) for Elastic Heart and the Jessie J hit,Flashlight.

Songwriters with multiple nominations include AC/DC, BIRDS OF TOKYO, PHIL BARTON, COLIN BUCHANAN, HILLTOP HOODS, VANCE JOY, LEE KERNAGHAN, JOEL LITTLE, TKAY MAIDZA, GARTH PORTER and PEKING DUK.

In the celebrated Song of the Year category, APRA AMCOS members have chosen BIRDS OF TOKYO for Anchor; JARRYD JAMES and JOEL LITTLE for Do You Remember; Tame Impala’s KEVIN PARKER for Let It Happen; COURTNEY BARNETT for Pedestrian at Best and C.W. STONEKING for The Zombie.

To acknowledge significant achievements made by APRA AMCOS members based overseas, a new award category has been introduced this year, theOverseas Recognition Award. Open to all musical genres, the Award was created to recognise the success of members in markets outside of Australia. The five finalists in this category are PHIL BARTON, SAM DIXON KYLIE SACKLEY, JOSEF SALVAT and VASSY and were determined by the APRA AMCOS Board and a specialist advisory group.

Two more special awards, decided by the APRA AMCOS Board of Directors, will be presented at the ceremony – the Songwriter of the Year and the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The award for Most Played Australian Work Overseas will also be announced on the night. 

Returning to host the 2016 APRA Music Awards is writer, producer, comedian and RocKwiz co-creator, BRIAN NANKERVIS. Also back in 2016 is Musical Director, 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 www.apraamcos.com.au/awards/2016-awards/apra-music-awards/rules/.

APRA AMCOS congratulates all the nominees in this year’s APRA Music Awards. Please see below for the complete list of nominees or go toapraamcos.com.au/musicawards

2016 APRA Music Awards

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Carriageworks | Sydney

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

APRA Music Awards Publicist – Ferris Davies PRM:

Rina Ferris (02) 9555 5807 | 0418 674 082 | rina@ferrisdaviesprm.com.au

 

APRA AMCOS Communications:

Karen Tinman (02) 9935 7623| comms@apra.com.au | www.apraamcos.com.au

 

2016 APRA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

 

Song of the Year

Title:                     Anchor

Artist:                   Birds of Tokyo

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

Publisher:             Mushroom Music

 

Title:                     Do You Remember

Artist:                   Jarryd James

Writers:                Jarryd James / Joel Little

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Title:                     Let it Happen

Artist:                   Tame Impala

Writer:                  Kevin Parker

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Title:                     Pedestrian at Best

Artist:                   Courtney Barnett

Writer:                  Courtney Barnett

Publisher:             Native Tongue Music Publishing

 

Title:                     The Zombie

Artist:                   C.W. Stoneking

Writer:                  C.W. Stoneking

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer:                  Alex Hope

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Writers:                David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)

Publisher:             Universal Music Publishing Australia

 

Writer:                  Jarryd James

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Writer:                  Marlon Williams

Publisher:             Native Tongue Music Publishing

 

Writer:                  Troye Sivan

 

Overseas Recognition Award

Writer:               Josef Salvat
Publisher:          Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony ATV Music Publishing (UK)

 

Writer:                Kylie Sackley
Publishers:         Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Figjam Music

Writer:                Phil Barton
Publishers:         Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Better Boat Music and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

 

Writer:                Sam Dixon
Publishers:         Mushroom Music obo BMG Chrysalis

 

Writer:                Vassy

 

Most Played Australian Work

Title:                     Do You Remember                  

Artist:                   Jarryd James

Writers:                Jarryd James / Joel Little

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Title:                     Elastic Heart

Artist:                   Sia

Writers:                Sia Furler / Thomas Pentz* / Andrew Swanson^

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Native Tongue Music Publishing Australia obo I Like Turtles Music* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Andrew Swanson Music^

 

Title:                     Flashlight

Artist:                   Jessie J

Writers:                Sia Furler / Christian Guzman*/ Jason Moore* / Samuel Smith^

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia  obo Stellar Songs^ and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Naughty Words^ and Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing^

 

Title:                     Georgia

Artist:                   Vance Joy

Writer:                  Vance Joy

Publishers:           Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing

 

Title:                     Take Me Over

Artist:                   Peking Duk feat. Safia

Writers:                Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner

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

 

Country Work of the Year

Title:                     I Will Always Be With You

Artist:                   Lee Kernaghan

Writers:                Lee Kernaghan / Colin Buchanan / Garth Porter*

Publishers:           Universal Music Publishing / Perfect Pitch Publishing*

 

Title:                     Is God Real

Artist:                   Kasey Chambers

Writers:                Kasey Chambers

Publisher:             Mushroom Music

 

Title:                     Secondhand Man

Artist:                   Shane Nicholson

Writer:                  Shane Nicholson

Publisher:             Mushroom Music

 

Title:                     Spirit of the ANZACs

Artist:                   Lee Kernaghan

Writers:                Lee Kernaghan / Colin Buchanan / Garth Porter*

Publishers:           Universal Music Publishing / Perfect Pitch Publishing*

 

Title:                     Wrap Me in a Fever

Artist:                   Ruby Boots

Writer:                  Rebecca Chilcott

Publisher:             ABC Music Publishing

 

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title:                     All Nations

Artist:                   Blue King Brown

Writers:                Natalie Chilcote / Carlo Santone

 

Title:                     Come People

Artist:                   Xavier Rudd

Writer:                  Xavier Rudd

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Title:                     Days of Gold

Artist:                   Busby Marou

Writers:                Thomas Busby / Phil Barton* / Lindsay Rimes

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Better Boat Music and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.*

 

Title:                     Easy

Artist:                   The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers

Writers:                Lance Ferguson / Tim Rogers*

Publishers:           Universal Music Publishing / ABC Music Publishing*

 

Title:                     No One

Artist:                   Ben Wright-Smith

Writers:                Ben Wright-Smith / Oscar Dawson*

Publisher:             Native Tongue Music Publishing*

 

Dance Work of the Year

Title:                     Do it Now

Artist:                   Mashd N Kutcher

Writers:                James Finn* / Daniel McNamee* / Daniel Williams* / Adam Morris/ Matthew Ough

Publishers:           Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Art Vs Science*

 

Title:                     Maybe

Artist:                   Carmada

Writers:                Max Armata / Drew Carmody

 

Title:                     Something About You

Artist:                   Hayden James

Writers:                Hayden James^ / Alexander Burnett*/ George Maple

Publishers:           Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Future Classic Publishing^ / Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music*

 

Title:                     Take Me Over

Artist:                   Peking Duk feat. Safia

Writers:                Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner

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

 

Title:                     The Weekend

Artist:                   Generik feat. Nicky Van She

Writers:                Tyson O’Brien / Nicholas Routledge

 

Title:                     You Were Right

Artist:                   RÜFÜS

Writers:                Jonathon George / James Hunt / Tyrone Lindqvist

Publishers:           Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Sweat It Out

 

Rock Work of the Year

Title:                     Anchor

Artist:                   Birds of Tokyo

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

Publisher:             Mushroom Music

 

Title:                     Hoops

Artist:                   The Rubens

Writers:                Scott Baldwin / Elliott Margin / Izaac Margin / Samuel Margin / William Zeglis

Publishers:           Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music

 

Title:                     Micro Wars

Artist:                   Kingswood

Writer:                  Alexander Laska

Publisher:             Native Tongue Music Publishing

 

Title:                     Play Ball

Artist:                   AC/DC

Writers:                Angus Young / Malcolm Young

Publisher:             J Albert and Son

 

Title:                     Rock or Bust

Artist:                   AC/DC

Writers:                Angus Young / Malcolm Young

Publisher:             J Albert and Son

 

Pop Work of the Year

Title:                     Do You Remember                  

Artist:                   Jarryd James

Writers:                Jarryd James / Joel Little

Publisher:             Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

 

Title:                     Elastic Heart

Artist:                   Sia

Writers:                Sia Furler / Thomas Pentz* / Andrew Swanson^

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Native Tongue Music Publishing Australia obo I Like Turtles Music* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Andrew Swanson Music^

 

Title:                     Flashlight

Artist:                   Jessie J

Writers:                Sia Furler/ Christian Guzman*/ Jason Moore* / Samuel Smith^

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Stellar Songs^ and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Naughty Words^ and Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing^

 

Title:                     Georgia

Artist:                   Vance Joy

Writer:                  Vance Joy

Publishers:           Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing

 

Title:                     If You Love Someone

Artist:                   The Veronicas

Writers:                Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso* / Anthony Egizii^ / David Musumeci^ / Joshua Katz

Publishers:           Universal Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^ / Universal Music Publishing obo The Kennel AB

 

Urban Work of the Year

Title:                     Cosby Sweater

Artist:                   Hilltop Hoods

Writers:                DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Demitris Christopoulos* /John Kelman*

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / J Albert and Son obo Cherry Red Songs*

 

Title:                     Live and Let Go

Artist:                   Hilltop Hoods

Writers:                DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*/ Ali Newman / Michael Stafford^

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)^

 

Title:                     M.O.B.

Artist:                   Tkay Maidza

Writers:                Tkay Maidza* / Luke McKay

Publisher:             Kobalt Music Publishing Australia*

 

Title:                     Switch Lanes

Artist:                   Tkay Maidza

Writers:                Tkay Maidza* / Michael Perry

Publisher:             Kobalt Music Publishing Australia* / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Boss Level

 

Title:                     The Buzz

Artist:                   Hermitude feat Mataya & Young Tapz

Writers:                Luke Dubber^ / Angus Stuart^ / Tim Levinson*

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^ / J Albert and Son*

 

International Work of the Year

Title:                     Blank Space

Artist:                   Taylor Swift

Writers:                Taylor Swift^ / Martin Sandberg / Johan Schuster

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Taylor Swift Music^ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo MXM Music AB

 

Title:                     Cheerleader

Artist:                   OMI

Writers:                Mark Bradford / Clifton Dillon / Ryan Dillon / Sly Dunbar / Omar Pasley

Publishers:           Universal Music Publishing obo Ultra Music Publishing Europe

 

Title:                     Style

Artist:                   Taylor Swift

Writers:                Taylor Swift^ / Johan Schuster / Martin Sandberg / Ali Payami*

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Taylor Swift Music^ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo MXM Music AB / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Wolf Cousins*

 

Title:                     Sugar  

Artist:                   Maroon 5

Writers:                Joshua Coleman / Lukasz Gottwald* / Jacob Hindlin^ / Adam Levine+ / Michael Posner~ / Henry Walter#

Publishers:           Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Each Note Counts / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Kasz Money Publishing* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Kobalt Music Copyrights SARL and Prescription Songs^ / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Sudgee 2 Music+ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo North Greenway Productions~ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Prescription Songs and Cirkut Breaker#

 

Title:                     Uptown Funk

Artist:                   Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Writers:                Jeffrey Bhasker / Devon Gallaspy* / Philip Lawrence^ / Bruno Mars+ / Mark Ronson~ / Lonnie Simmons# / Rudy Taylor# / Nicholaus Williams> / Charlie Wilson# / Robert Wilson# / Ronnie Wilson#

Publishers:           Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Way Above Music / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony/ATV Ballad* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo ZZR Music LLC^ / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Mars Force Music, Thou Art The Hunger and BMG Gold Songs+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs Of Zelig~ / Minder Music Australia obo New Songs Administration Limited# / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Trinlanta Publishing and Tig7 Publishing LLC>

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