2016 APRA Music Awards: Four nominations each for Jarryd James and Sia

Australian singers Jarryd James and Sia Furler bag four nominations each for the 2016 APRA Music Awards

APRA AMCOS has announced 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.

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.

To acknowledge significant achievements made by APRA AMCOS members based overseas, a new award category has been introduced this year, the Overseas 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. They 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.

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

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

 

APRA AMCOS stands for the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd, who together are responsible for the non-profit collection and distribution of songwriting royalties to approximately 87,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, and around 3,000,000 copyright owners worldwide. apraamcos.com.au

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