Amy Shark, PNAU, Bernard Fanning and more up for APRA Music Awards

The nominees for the APRA Music Awards have been announced today, with the likes of Amy SharkGang of Youths‘ David Le’aupepeBernard Fanning and more up for awards this April 10th.

The APRA Music Awards will be hosted once more by Julia Zemiro at the International Convention Centre in Sydney this year, with music performances curated by Robert Conley – this one is gonna be yuge.

Check out this video of some of the nominated artists discussing the moment they knew they could make a career out of writing songs below…

Stay tuned for more APRA Music Awards news!

APRA MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES

SONG OF  THE YEAR

Jessica Mauboy “Fallin'”
Writers: Ivy Adara, PJ Harding pka Thief, Louis Schoorl

Paul Kelly “Firewood and Candles”
Writers: Paul Kelly, Billy Miller

Ainslie Wills “Running Second”
Writers: Ainslie Wills, Lawrence Folvig

Amy Shark “Weekends”
Writers: Amy Shark

Gang of Youths “What Can I Do if The Fire Goes Out?”
Writers: David Le’aupepe

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Alex Lahey
Ben Abraham
Celia Pavey aka Vera Blue
Gretta Ray
Sarah Aarons

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK

Amy Shark “Adore”
Writers: Amy Shark, M-Phazes*

Starley “Call On Me” (Ryan Riback Remix)
Writers: Starley Hope, Peter Wadams

PNAU “Chameleon”
Writers: Nick Littlemore, Sam Littlemore, Peter Mayes

Jessica Mauboy “Fallin'”
Writers: Ivy Adara, PJ Harding pka Thief, Louis Schoorl

Peking Duk ft. Elliphant “Stranger”
Writers: Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Kaelyn Behr (Styalz), Elliphant, Daniel Goudie, Ashley Milton

Dean Lewis “Waves”
Writers: Dean Lewis, Nicholas Atkinson, Edward Holloway

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

Kasey Chambers “Ain’t No Little Girl”
Writers: Kasey Chambers

The McClymonts “Don’t Wish It All Away”
Writers: Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont, Lindsey Jackson

The McClymonts “House”
Writers: Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont, Michael Fatkin

Morgan Evans “Kiss Somebody”
Writers: Morgan Evans, Chris de Stefano, Josh Osborne

Caitlyn Shadbolt “My Breakup Anthem”
Writers: Caitlyn Shadbolt, Jared Porter

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR

Busby Marou “Best Part of Me”
Writers: Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou, Jon Hume

Busby Marou “Getaway Car”
Writers: Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou, David Ryan Harris

Bernard Fanning “Isn’t it A Pity”
Writers: Bernard Fanning

Tash Sultana “Jungle”
Writers: Tash Sultana

Bernard Fanning “Reckless”
Writers: Bernard Fanning

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

Starley “Call On Me” (Ryan Riback Remix)
Writers: Starley Hope, Peter Wadams

PNAU “Chameleon”
Writers: Nick Littlemore, Sam Littlemore, Peter Mayes

Peking Duk ft. Alunageorge “Fake Magic”
Writers: Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Sam Littlemore, Laura Lowther, Frances Dewji, George Reid

Cookin’ on 3 Burners ft. Kylie Auldist “Mind Made Up”
Writers: Lance Ferguson, Ivan Khatchoyan, Jake Mason

Peking Duk ft. Elliphant “Stranger”
Writers: Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Kaelyn Behr (Styalz), Elliphant, Daniel Goudie, Ashley Milton

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR

Birds of Tokyo “Brace”
Writers: Ian Kenny, Ian Berney, Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Spark, Adam Weston

Kingswood “Creepin”
Writers: Alex Laska

Birds of Tokyo “Empire”
Writers: Ian Kenny, Ian Berney, Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Spark, Adam Weston, David Bottril

Dune Rats “Scott Green”
Writers: Danny Beusaraus, Brett Jansch, BC Michaels, Zachary Carper

Cable Ties “The Producer”
Writers: Shauna Boyle, Nicholas Brown, Jennifer McKechnie

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

Amy Shark “Adore”
Writers: Amy Shark, M-Phazes*

Jessica Mauboy “Fallin'”
Writers: Ivy Adara, PJ Harding pka Thief, Louis Schoorl

Vance Joy “Lay It On Me”
Writers: James Keogh, Dave Bassett

Guy Sebastian “Set in Stone”
Writers: Guy Sebastian, Stuart Crichton, Taylor Parks

Dean Lewis “Waves”
Writers: Dean Lewis, Nicholas Atkinson, Edward Holloway

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR

Illy ft. Anne-Marie “Catch 22”
Writers: Illy, M-Phazes, Grant Michaels, Suzanne Shinn

Bliss n Eso ft. Gavin James “Moments”
Writers: Kaelyn Behr (Styalz), PJ Harding pka Thief, Max McKinnon, Nicholas Martin, Jonathan Notley, Ryan Vojtesak

Illy ft. Jenna McDougall “Oh My”
Writers: Illy, M-Phazes, Jefferson Wolfe

Tkay Maidza “Simulation”
Writers: Tkay Maidza, Jessica Higgs pka George Maple, Luke McKay

Thundamentals ft. Peta & The Wolves “Think About It”
Writers: Jesse Ferris, Morgan Jones, Kevin Kerr, Brendan Tuckerman, Peta Jeffress

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
Writers: Bruno Mars, Christopher Brown, Philip Lawrence

Ed Sheeran “Castle on the Hill”
Writers: Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin

Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
Writers: Ed Sheeran, Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Steven McCutcheon, John McDaid

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
Writers: Andrew Taggart, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion

Shawn Mendes “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
Writers: Shawn Mendes, Scott Friedman, Teddy Geiger, Geoffrey Warburton