2017 APRA Music Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017

The nominees for the 2017 APRA Music Awards are here! Leading the charge with four noms is Flume, followed closely by Sia with three.

Fresh from his Grammy Award win, Flume caps off an amazing year with his 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 continues to dominate with three nominations this year - Most Played Australian Work for Cheap Thrills and Pop Work of the Year for Alive and Cheap Thrills.

Following close behind with two nominations apiece are Hilltop Hoods, The Veronicas, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Troye Sivan
 
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 Tree.
 
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.

The 2017 APRA Music Awards will be held at the new International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney on Monday, 3 April.

2017 APRA Music Awards Nominees

Song of the Year

Title: Adore
Artist: Amy Shark       
Writers:  Amy Shark / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes*
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing*                

Title: Come Home (Cardinal Pell)
Artist: Tim Minchin    
Writer: Tim Minchin            
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Navel Enterprises    

Title: Pool Party
Artist: Julia Jacklin    
Writer: Julia Jacklin            
Publisher: Mushroom Music 

Title: Satan
Artist: D.D Dumbo    
Writer: Oliver Perry            
Publisher: Mushroom Music 

Title: Skeleton Tree
Artist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds    
Writers: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis            
Publisher:  Kobalt Music Publishing 

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer:  David Le'aupepe (Gang of Youths)
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing 

Writers:  Jon George, James Hunt and Tyrone Lindqvist (Rüfüs)
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Sweat It Out 

Writer: Meg Mac
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo BMG 

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

Writer:  Troye Sivan

Most Played Australian Work 

Title:  Cheap Thrills    
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title:  In My Blood
Artist: The Veronicas
Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Never Be Like You
Artist: Flume feat. Kai        
Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^    
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Title: Say It
Artist: Flume feat. Tove Lo
Writers: Harley Streten / Julian Hamilton* / Daniel Johns* / Tove Lo^    
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Wolf Cousins^

Title: The Trouble with Us
Artist: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr
Writers: Nick Murphy* / Marcus Annesley
Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Country Work of the Year

Title: Burn Baby Burn
Artist: Kirsty Lee Akers    
Writers: Kirsty Lee Akers / Trey Bruce*
Publishers: Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Round Hill Songs and Kid Drum Music*

Title: Call Me Crazy
Artist: Travis Collins
Writers: Travis Collins* / Damien Leith
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing*

Title: Greatest Companion
Artist: Aleyce Simmonds    
Writer: Aleyce Simmonds        
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services    

Title: The Truth Walks Slowly (In the Countryside) 
Artist: O’Shea feat Rob Hirst
Writers: Rob Hirst* / Jay O’Shea / Mark O’Shea^ 
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Orient Pacific Music^ 

Title: This Crazy Life
Artist: The Wolfe Brothers
Writers: Phil Barton* / Brodie Rainbird^ / Bruce Wallace / Nicholas Wolfe^ / Thomas Wolfe^ 
Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music obo Better Boat Music* / Perfect Pitch Publishing^ 
     

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title: It’s Not Too Late
Artist: Archie Roach
Writers: Archie Roach / Craig Pilkington
Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: Lonesome Road
Artist:  Russell Morris
Writers: Russell Morris* / Shannon Bourne
Publisher: BMG* 

Title: Notion
Artist: Tash Sultana    
Writer: Tash Sultana    

Title:  Second Guess
Artist: Ash Grunwald
Writer: Ash Grunwald
Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: The Pain
Artist: Robbie Miller    
Writers: Robbie Miller / Nathan Morrison    

Dance Work of the Year

Title: Keeping Score    
Artist: LDRU feat. Paige IV
Writers: Sarah Aarons / Drew Carmody*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust) / BMG* 

Title: Never Be Like You
Artist: Flume feat. Kai        
Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^    
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Title: Say It
Artist: Flume feat. Tove Lo
Writers: Harley Streten / Julian Hamilton* / Daniel Johns* / Tove Lo^    
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Wolf Cousins^

Title: The Trouble with Us
Artist: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr
Writers: Nick Murphy* / Marcus Annesley
Publisher: Mushroom Music*
    
Title: This Girl
Artist: Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners    
Writers: Lance Ferguson / Ivan Khatchoyan* / Jake Mason*    
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / BMG obo Origin Music Publishing*    

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Fall Together
Artist: The Temper Trap        
Writers: Richard Cooper / Dougy Mandagi* / Justin Parker^
Publishers: Mushroom Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^    

Title: Hold Me Back
Artist: The Rubens
Writers:  Scott Baldwin / David Kahne* / Elliott Margin / Izaac Margin / Samuel Margin / William Zeglis
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music / Kobalt Music Publishing 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 

Title:  The Good Life
Artist: Thirsty Merc        
Writers: Jon Hume* / Rai Thistlethwayte
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*    

Title: Wasting Time
Artist:  Bernard Fanning
Writers: Bernard Fanning / Nick DiDia    

Pop Work of the Year

Title: Alive
Artist: Sia        
Writers: Sia Furler / Adele Adkins* / Tobias Jesso^    
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing^

Title:  Black & Blue
Artist: Guy Sebastian
Writers: Guy Sebastian / Jaymes McFarland*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music obo Jaymes Young Music*

Title: Cheap Thrills    
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title:  In My Blood
Artist: The Veronicas
Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso*
Publishers:  Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title:  Youth
Artist: Troye Sivan
Writers: Alex Hope* / Troye Sivan / Bram Inscore^ / Alexandra Hughes~ / Brett McLaughlin+
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust)* / Kobalt Music Publishing obo I Am Bram^ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Dream Machine and Prescription Songs~ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Bob Ochoa’s Homemade Salsa+

Urban Work of the Year

Title: 1955
Artist: Hilltop Hoods feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title:  For Good
Artist: Remi feat. Sampa the Great        
Writers: Aderemi Kolawole* / Justin Smith* / Sampa Tembo 
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust)*

Title:  Higher
Artist: Hilltop Hoods feat. James Chatburn
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Long Loud Hours
Artist: Urthboy feat Bertie Blackman
Writers: Tim Levinson* / Pip Norman^ / Luke Dubber~ / Angus Stuart~ / Ray Charles+
Publishers: BMG* / Mushroom Music^ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing~ /Warner/Chappell Music+

Title:  Papercuts
Artist: Illy feat. Vera Blue
Writers: Alasdair Murray / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes * / Thomas Macken^ / Celia Pavey~
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing / Universal Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music~

International Work of the Year

Title: Can’t Stop the Feeling
Artist: Justin Timberlake    
Writers:  Martin Max*~ / Shellback*~ / Justin Timberlake*^    
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo DWA Songs* / Universal Music Publishing MGB obo Tennman Tunes^ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo MXM Music~

Title: Hello 
Artist: Adele
Writers: Adele Adkins / Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title: Love Yourself
Artist: Justin Bieber
Writers: Justin Bieber / Benny Blanco* / Ed Sheeran^
Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Bieber Time / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Please Don’t Forget to Pay Me Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: Ocean Drive
Artist: Duke Dumont
Writers: Timucin Aluo / Adam Dyment* / Jay Norton / Henry Ritson^
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Funky Wonton / Mushroom Music obo BMG* / Kobalt Music Publishing^

Title: Sorry
Artist: Justin Bieber    
Writers: Justin Bieber / Julia Michaels* / Sonny Moore^ / Justin Tranter~ / Michael Tucker+
Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Bieber Time / Warner/Chappell Music obo Thanks for the Songs Richard* / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Copaface^ / Warner/Chappell Music obo Justin S School for Girls~ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Michael Diamond Music+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo These are Songs of Pulse+

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