Thursday, 22 March 2012
For Media Release Thursday March 22nd, 2012
APRA MUSIC AWARDS DETAILS ANNOUNCED,
TOP 30 CONTENDERS FOR APRA SONG OF THE YEAR REVEALED!
The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is proud to reaffirm its commitment to Australian songwriters with its marquee event, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on MONDAY MAY 28TH at the SYDNEY EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE in Sydney.
A major event on the music industry calendar, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS will be the grand finale to Song Summit 2012 and will be held on the closing night of the three-day music industry conference.
The 2012 APRA Music Awards, which will celebrate the achievements of Australian composers and publishers from the previous twelve months, will announce the winners in the categories of: Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work, Most Played Australian Work Overseas, International Work of the Year, Country Work of the Year, Blues & Roots Work of the Year, Urban Work of the Year, Dance Work of the Year and Rock Work of the Year.
The recipients of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year and the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music (as determined by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors) will also be announced at the gala industry event. And of course, the event will feature the announcement of the coveted peer voted music prize – the APRA Song of the Year.
The first round of voting for the APRA Song of the Year is now complete. Eligibility is determined by:
APRA members have narrowed down the list and APRA can now reveal that the 30 artists listed below are contenders to become APRA Song of the Year.
The song list features a mix of compositions by established songwriters including Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Hilltop Hoods, Eskimo Joe, Don Walker and The Living End alongside relative newcomers such as Lanie Lane, Kimbra, Emma Louise, San Cisco and Last Dinosaurs. The list also features double entries by songwriter Wally de Backer (aka Gotye) and an entry from gospel outfit Hillsong showcasing the diversity of entries.
APRA|AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle said, “Yet again it is wonderful to see such an eclectic group of songwriters in the shortlist for the 2012 APRA Song of the Year. In what is a genuine peer-voted process, the APRA Song of the Year recognises creative diversity in the Australian music industry, reflecting country, hip-hop, pop and rock songs. From the legendary Don Walker to up-and-comer Lanie Lane and everyone in between, this award continues to offer both peer and public recognition for a broad range of Australian songwriting talent.”
The Top 30 sets up a fascinating contest for the five finalists (to be announced in early May) and the overall winner, which will be announced on Monday May 28th at the 2012 APRA Music Awards. For APRA members the final round of voting will close on FRIDAY APRIL 13TH – be sure to make your vote count in this coveted peer music award.
TOP 30 CONTENDERS FOR APRA SONG OF THE YEAR: 2012 AWARDS
$PEND MY MONEY 2011 (Writers: Stuart Tyson / Amanda Leadbitter) Performed by Bass Kleph
(OH WELL) THAT'S WHAT YOU GET (FALLING IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY (Writer: Lanie Lane) Performed by Lanie Lane
ACT YOUR AGE (Writers: Alexander Burnett / Jeremy Craib / James Cibej / Jacob Stone / Stavros Yiannoukas / James Hauptmann) Performed by Bluejuice
ALL FOR YOU (Writer: Don Walker) Performed by Cold Chisel
ALWAYS A WINNER (Writers: Pete Murray / Tom Rothrock) Performed by Pete Murray
AWKWARD (Writers: Jordi Davieson / Joshua Biondillo / Nick Gardner / Scarlett Stevens / Steven Schram) Performed by San Cisco
BAD MACHINES (Writer: Shane Nicholson) Performed by Shane Nicholson
BEAUTIFUL MESS (Writer: Kasey Chambers) Performed by Kasey Chambers
BOYS LIKE YOU (Writers: Kaelyn Behr / Matthew Colwell / Bradford Pinto / Jack Revens / Francis Jones) Performed by 360 Featuring Gossling
BROTHER (Writer: Matt Corby) Performed by Matt Corby
CAMEO LOVER (Writers: Kimbra Johnson) Performed by Kimbra
COUNTRY IS (Writers: Troy Cassar-Daley / Colin Buchanan) Performed by Troy Cassar-Daley
DESIGN DESIRE (Writer: Abbe May) Performed by Abbe May
DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY (Writer: Guy Sebastian) Performed by Guy Sebastian
DUN PROPPA (Writers: Paul Westgate / Pablo Chiacchio / Simon Bottle / Thomas Dent / Frederick Dayoan / David Atkins / Andrew Garvie) Performed by Def Wish Cast
ENDLESS SUMMER (Writers: Nicholas Kaloper / Samuel Lockwood / Hayley McGlone / Heather Shannon) Performed by The Jezabels
FEEDING LINE (Writers: David Hosking / Jacob Tarasenko / Killian Gavin / Timothy Hart / Jonathon Hart) Performed by Boy and Bear
HOLY MOSES (Writers: Megan Washington / Jarrad Kritzstein) Performed by Washington
I FEEL BETTER (Writer: Wally de Backer) Performed by Gotye
I LOVE IT (Writers: Sia Furler / Barry Francis / Matthew Lambert / Daniel Smith) Performed by Hilltop Hoods Ft Sia
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL (Writers: Benjamin Fielding / Reuben Morgan) Performed by Hillsong Live
JUNGLE (Writer: Emma Louise) Performed by Emma Louise
LOVE IS A DRUG (Writers: Stuart Macleod / Joel Quartermain / Kav Temperley) Performed by Eskimo Joe
REPTILE (Writers: Haydn Ing / James Ing / Adam Montgomery / Tom Larkin) Performed by Calling All Cars
SHE'S LIKE A COMET (Writers: Christopher Daymond / Brett Mitchell / Kevin Mitchell / Vanessa Thornton) Performed by Jebediah
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW (Writers: Wally de Backer / Luiz Bonfa) Performed by Gotye Featuring Kimbra
THE ENDING IS JUST THE BEGINNING REPEATING (Writers: Chris Cheney / Craig Finn) Performed by The Living End
TURN ME ON (Writers: Patience Hodgson / John Patterson) Performed by The Grates
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER HAVING SEX WITH A BEARDED MAN (Writer: Joel McMillan) Performed by The Beards
ZOOM (Writers: Sean Caskey / Lachlan Caskey / Samuel Gethin-Jones / Dan Koyama) Performed by Last Dinosaurs
The nominees for the 2012 APRA Music Awards will be announced in early May.
CATEGORIES FOR 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS
Song of the Year
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Most Played Australian Work
Most Played Australian Work Overseas
International Work of the Year
Country Work of the Year
Blues & Roots Work of the Year
Urban Work of the Year
Dance Work of the Year
Rock Work of the Year.
The APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors determine the following:
Songwriter of the Year
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS
Monday May 28th
Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre,
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