APRA Music Awards 2017

Date
Tuesday, April , 2017
Host APRA Music Award
Location
Sydney
Edition Time Network

History

The APRA Music Awards is a yearly event by which members of the music industry, specifically songwriters, composers and publishers are recognized for their achievements in the categories -Screen Music, Art Music and Popular Contemporary. In connection, the APRA Song of the Year is one award voted upon only by the members of the APRA Music Awards. It has been in existence since 1991.

In 2012, the Song of the Year was awarded to Gotye feat Kimbra for their song Somebody That I Used to Know written by Wally de Becker and Luiz Bonfa. In 2011, the award was given to songwriters and artists Angus and Julia Stone for their work entitled Big Jet Plane.

The 2013 APRA Music Awards are slated to be seen on June 17, 2013 in Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be hosted by Clare Bowditch and Jonathan Biggins. This would be the 31st year that the awards show has been in existence. This year(2017), the categories to be voted upon are Rock Work of the Year, Dance Work of the Year, Urban Work of the Year, Blues & Roots Work of the Year, Country Work of the Year, International Work of the Year, Most Played Australian Work Overseas, Most Played Australian Work, and Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

APRA Music Awards 2017 Nominees & Winners

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
Writers: Tim Minchin
Publisher: 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 Australia
Writer: 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
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 
Writer: Russell Morris / Shannon Bourne
Publisher: BMG
Title: Notion
Artist: Tash Sultana
Writers: Tash Sultana
Title: Second Guess
Artist: Ash Grunwald
Writers: Ash Grunwald
Publisher: Mushroom Music
Title: The Pain
Artist: Robbie Miller
Writers: Robbie Miller / Nathan Morrison
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
Writer: Travis Collins/ Damien Leith
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing
Title: Greatest Companion
Artist: Aleyce Simmonds
Writer: Aleyce Simmonds
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services
Title: The Truth Walks Slowly (In the Countryside)  
Artist: O’Shea feat Rob Hirst
Writer: Rob Hirst/ Jay O’Shea / Mark O’Shea
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishin/ Orient Pacific Music
Title: This Crazy Life  
Artist: The Wolfe Brothers
Writer: Phil Barton / Brodie Rainbird / Bruce Wallace / Nicholas Wolfe / Thomas Wolfe
Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music obo Better Boat Music / Perfect Pitch Publishing
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: Nicholas Murphy/ Marcus Annesley
Publisher Mushroom Music
Title: This Girl
Artist: Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners
Writers: Lance Ferguson / Ivan Khatchoyan/ Jake Mason
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing / BMG obo Origin Music Publishing
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
Writer: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music
Title: In My Blood
Artist: The Veronicas
Writers: The Veronicas
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+
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
Publisher: 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
Publisher: 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
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
   
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 Earle
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
Writer: 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: Nicholas Murphy/ Marcus Annesley
Publisher: Mushroom 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
Publisher: 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