Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name.

Julia Zemiro will be hosting the APRA Awards this year, the awards of which will be introducing the new category of Licensee of the Year, newly created to reward licensee groups for good music citizenship.

In its 35th year, the APRA Music Awards celebrates songwriters and publishers excelling in their fields – the ceremony itself will be held on April 3rd at Sydney’s International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom. Check out the full list of nominations below!

2017 APRA MUSIC AWARDS

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Adore” by Amy Shark
Writers: Amy Shark, Mark Landon (M-Phazes*)
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing*

“Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” by Tim Minchin
Writer: Tim Minchin
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Navel Enterprises

“Pool Party” by Julia Jacklin
Writer: Julia Jacklin
Publisher: Mushroom Music

“Satan” by D.D Dumbo
Writer: Oliver Perry
Publisher: Mushroom Music

“Skeleton Tree” by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Writer: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

BREAKTHOROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

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

Writer: Jon GeorgeJames 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

“Cheap Thrills” by Sia
Writers: Sia Furler, Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

“In My Blood” by The Veronicas
Writers: Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci, Jessica Origliasso*, Lisa Origliasso*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing*

“Never Be Like You” by Flume ft. 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

“Say It” by Flume ft. 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^

“The Trouble With Us” by Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker Marcus Marr
Writers: Nick Murphy*, Marcus Annesley
Publisher: Mushroom Music*

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

“Burn Baby Burn” by Kirsty Lee Akers
Writers: Kirsty Lee Akers, Trey Bruce*
Publishers: Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Round Hill Songs and Kid Drum Music*

“Call Me Crazy” by Travis Collins
Writers: Travis Collins*, Damien Leith
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing*

“Greatest Companion” by Aleyce Simmonds
Writer: Aleyce Simmonds
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services

“The Truth Walks Slowly (In the Countryside)” by O’Shea ft. Rob Hirst
Writers: Rob Hirst*, Jay O’Shea, Mark O’Shea^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*, Orient Pacific Music^

“This Crazy Life” by 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

“It’s Not Too Late” by Archie Roach
Writers: Archie Roach, Craig Pilkington
Publisher: Mushroom Music

“Lonesome Road” by Russell Morris
Writers: Russell Morris*, Shannon Bourne
Publisher: BMG*

“Notion” by Tash Sultana
Writer: Tash Sultana

“Second Guess” by Ash Grunwald
Writer: Ash Grunwald
Publisher: Mushroom Music

“The Pain” by Robbie Miller
Writers: Robbie Miller, Nathan Morrison

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

“Keeping Score” by LDRU ft. Paige IV
Writers: Sarah Aarons, Drew Carmody*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust), BMG*

“Never Be Like You” by Flume ft. 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

“Say It” by Flume ft. 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^

“The Trouble With Us” by Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker Marcus Marr
Writers: Nick Murphy*, Marcus Annesley
Publisher: Mushroom Music*

“This Girl” by 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

“Fall Together” by The Temper Trap
Writers: Richard Cooper, Dougy Mandagi*, Justin Parker^
Publishers: Mushroom Music*, Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

“Hold Me Back” by 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*

“I’d Go With You Anywhere” by Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney, Ian Kenny, Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Spark, Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music

“The Good Life” by Thirsty Merc
Writers: Jon Hume*, Rai Thistlethwayte
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

“Wasting Time” by Bernard Fanning
Writers: Bernard Fanning, Nick DiDia

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

“Alive” by Sia
Writers: Sia Furler, Adele Adkins*, Tobias Jesso^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone*, Universal/MCA Music Publishing^

“Black & Blue” by Guy Sebastian
Writers: Guy Sebastian, Jaymes McFarland*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music obo Jaymes Young Music*

“Cheap Thrills” by Sia
Writers: Sia Furler, Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

“In My Blood” by The Veronicas
Writers: Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci, Jessica Origliasso*, Lisa Origliasso*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

“Youth” by 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

“1955” by The Hilltop Hoods ft. Montaigne and Tom Thum
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis), MC Pressure (Daniel Smith), Suffa (Matthew Lambert), Andrew Burford*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing*

“For Good” by Remi ft. Sampa the Great
Writers: Aderemi Kolawole*, Justin Smith*, Sampa Tembo
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust)*

“Higher” by The Hilltop Hoods ft. James Chatburn
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis), MC Pressure (Daniel Smith), Suffa (Matthew Lambert), Andrew Burford*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing*

“Long Loud Hours” by Urthboy ft. Bertie Blackman
Writers: Tim Levinson*, Pip Norman^, Luke Dubber~, Angus Stuart!, Ray Charles+
Publishers: BMG*, Mushroom Music^, Sony/ATV Music Publishing~, Warner/Chappell Music+

“Papercuts” by Illy ft. Vera Blue
Writers: Alasdair Murray, Mark Landon (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

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

“Hello” by Adele
Writers: Adele Adkins, Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone, Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

“Love Yourself” by 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^

“Ocean Drive” by 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^

“Sorry” by Justin Bieber
WritersL 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+