News March 27, 2019

2019 APRA Music Awards: Sarah Aarons, Amy Shark & Baker Boy lead nominations

2019 APRA Music Awards: Sarah Aarons, Amy Shark & Baker Boy lead nominations

Three of the fastest moving Australian songwriters – Sarah Aarons, Amy Shark and Baker Boy – lead the nominations for the 2019 .

Aarons was particularly is a highlight of the nominations list announced this morning.

She’s leapt from Breakthrough Artist in 2018 to a contender for Songwriter of the Year.

She leads with four nominations following her success as a co-writer on Zedd’s worldwide hit ‘Stay’ and the Grammy-nominated ‘The Middle’ as well as collaborations with Peking Duk and The Rubens.

In a further case of fast movers, global hitmakers Dean Lewis and Tash Sultana join Baker Boy, G Flip and Jack Rivers as Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

The winner for this category will be determined by the APRA board of directors.

First time nominees include Angie McMahon and Mojo Juju, both of whom have also created waves in the past 12 months.

Two more awards, decided by the APRA board will be announced at the ceremony – Songwriter of the Year and the Overseas Recognition Award.

The Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music, Most Played Australian Work Overseas and Licensee of the Year will also be presented at the awards on Tuesday April 30 at the Melbourne Town Hall.

The ceremony is hosted by Brian Nankervis and with Kate Miller-Heidke as musical director.


APRA SONG OF THE YEAR

Title: I Said Hi

Artist: Amy Shark

Writer: Amy Shark

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing

Title: Native Tongue

Artist: Mojo Juju

Writers: Mojo Juju / Joel Ma* / Rita Seumanutafa Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Title: Slow Mover

Artist: Angie McMahon

Writer: Angie McMahon

Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

Title: Society

Artist: Ainslie Wills

Writers: Ainslie Wills / Bram Inscore* / MoZella^

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro / Kobalt Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: With the One I Love

Artist: Paul Kelly

Writer: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy

Dean Lewis (Kobalt Music Publishing obo Specific Music_

Georgia Flipo pka G Flip (Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic)

Holly Rankin pka Jack River (Mushroom Music)

Tash Sultana (Kobalt Music Publishing obo Tash Sultana)

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK

Title: Coming Home

Artist: Sheppard

Writers: Jason Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard / Matthew Radosevich* / Christopher Wallace*

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Empire of Song / Native Tongue Music Publishing*

Title: Go Bang

Artist: PNAU

Writers: Nick Littlemore / Sam Littlemore* / Peter Mayes / Luke Steele^

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / 120 Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: I Said Hi

Artist: Amy Shark

Writer: Amy Shark

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing

Title: The Middle

Artist: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Writers: Sarah Aarons / Jordan Johnson* / Stefan Johnson^ / Marcus Lomax* / Kyle Trewartha+ Michael Trewartha+ / Anton Zaslavski+

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro / BMG Rights Management* / Kobalt Music Publishing^ / Universal/MCA Music Publishing+

Title: We’re Going Home

Artist: Vance Joy

Writers: James Keogh / Daniel Wilson*

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing / BMG Rights Management*

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Ain’t Seen It Yet

Artist: The Wolfe Brothers

Writers: Brodie Rainbird / Nicholas Wolfe / Thomas Wolfe / Erik Anderson*

Publishers: Perfect Pitch Publishing / Peermusic*

Title: Day Drunk

Artist: Morgan Evans

Writers: Morgan Evans / Chris DeStefano* / Lindy Robbins^

Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Kobalt Music Publishing^

Title: I Do

Artist: Morgan Evans

Writers: Morgan Evans+ / Chris DeStefano* / Ashley Gorley^

Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music+^ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^

Title: In The Morning

Artist: Tori Forsyth

Writer: Tori Forsyth

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Peppermintblue Publishing

Title: The Campfire Song

Artist: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples feat. Alan Pigram

Writers: Kasey Chambers* / Bill Chambers^ / Alan Pigram

Publishers: Mushroom Music* / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services^

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Chateau

Artist: Angus & Julia Stone

Writers: Angus Stone / Julia Stone Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Title: Mystik

Artist: Tash Sultana

Writer: Tash Sultana

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Tash Sultana

Title: Second Hand Car

Artist: Kim Churchill

Writers: Kim Churchill / Nicholas Hodgson*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing*

Title: Tell It Like It Is

Artist: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Writer: Jack Ladder

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Title: White Flag

Artist: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Writer: Jack Ladder

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Flames

Artist: David Guetta & Sia

Writers: Sia Furler* / Christopher Braide^ / David Guetta+ / Giorgio Tuinfort ~/ Marcus Van Wattum Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / BMG Rights Management^ / Origin Music Publishing+ / Kobalt Music Publishing ~

Title: Go Bang

Artist: PNAU

Writers: Nick Littlemore / Sam Littlemore* / Peter Mayes / Luke Steele^

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / 120 Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: Let You Down

Artist: Peking Duk feat. Icona Pop

Writers: Adam Hyde / Reuben Styles / Styalz (Kaelyn Behr)* / Samuel Manville^ / Robert Taylor+ Publishers: BMG Rights Management / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Warner/Chappell Music+

Title: Tell Me You Love Me

Artist: Galantis & Throttle

Writers: Sarah Aarons* / Bloodshy^ / Svidden^ / Robert Bergin / Linus Eklow+ / Edward Jenkins / Henrik Jonback~

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Kobalt Music Publishing+ / Warner/Chappell Music

Title: The Middle

Artist: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Writers: Sarah Aarons / Jordan Johnson* / Stefan Johnson^ / Marcus Lomax* / Kyle Trewartha+ / Michael Trewartha+ / Anton Zaslavski+

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro / BMG Rights Management* / Kobalt Music Publishing^ / Universal/MCA Music Publishing+

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Confidence

Artist: Ocean Alley

Writers: Nic Blom / Baden Donegal / Lach Galbraith / Mitch Galbraith / Angus Goodwin / Tom O’Brien

Title: Million Man

Artist: The Rubens

Writers: Scott Baldwin / Elliott Margin / Sam Margin / Zaac Margin / William Zeglis Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music

Title: Never Ever

Artist: The Rubens feat. Sarah

Writers: Sarah Aarons / Elliott Margin* / Sam Margin*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro / Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music*

Title: Slow Mover

Artist: Angie McMahon

Writer: Angie McMahon

Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

Title: The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

Artist: Gang of Youths

Writer: David Le’aupepe

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Be Alright

Artist: Dean Lewis

Writers: Dean Lewis / Jon Hume*

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Specific Music / Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

Title: Coming Home

Artist: Sheppard

Writers: Jason Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard / Matthew Radosevich* / Christopher Wallace* Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Empire of Song / Native Tongue Music Publishing*

Title: Healing Hands

Artist: Conrad Sewell

Writers: Stuart Crichton / Conrad Sewell* / Stephen Wrabel

Publishers: Native Tongue Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: I Said Hi

Artist: Amy Shark

Writer: Amy Shark

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing

Title: We’re Going Home

Artist: Vance Joy

Writers: James Keogh / Daniel Wilson*

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing / BMG Rights Management*

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Believe

Artist: Bliss n Eso feat. Mario

Writers: Max MacKinnon* / Jonathan Notley* / PJ Harding^ / Cameron Ludik^ / Damian Smith Publishers: Mushroom Music* / Universal Music Publishing^

Title: Clark Griswold

Artist: Hilltop Hoods feat. Adrian Eagle

Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis)* / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith)* / Suffa (Matthew Lambert)* / John Bartlett / Paul Bartlett

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

Title: I Miss You

Artist: Thundamentals

Writers: Jeswon (Jesse Ferris)* / Morgs (Morgan Jones)* / Tuka (Brendan Tuckerman)* / Carl Dimataga Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro*

Title: Marryuna

Artist: Baker Boy feat. Yirrmal

Writers: Baker Boy / Dion Brownfield / Jerome Farah* / Yirrmal Marika Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Title: Mr La Di Da Di

Artist: Baker Boy

Writers: Baker Boy / Dion Brownfield / Jerome Farah* / Dallas Woods Publisher: Mushroom Music*

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Havana

Artist: Camila Cabello

Writers: Louis Bell* / Karla Cabello*/ Frank Dukes*^ / Kaan Gunesberk / Brittany Hazzard+ / Brian Lee~ / Ali Tamposi> / Yung Thug~> / Andrew Watt° / Pharrell Williams*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*/ Native Tongue Music Publishing+ / Warner/Chappell Music~ / Mushroom Music> / Kobalt Music Publishing°

Title: Meant To Be

Artist: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Writers: David Garcia* / Tyler Hubbard^ / Joshua Miller+ / Bleta Rexha~

Publishers: Shout Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Warner/Chappell Music+ / BMG Rights Management~

Title: Perfect

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Writer: Edward Sheeran

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Title: Rockstar

Artist: Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

Writers: 21 Savage*/ Olufunmibi Awoshiley^ / Louis Bell^/ Post Malone~ / Carl Rosen~ / Jo Virginie> Publishers: BMG Rights Management* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing /

Universal/MCA Music Publishing~ / Mushroom Music>

Title: What About Us

Artist: P!nk

Writers: P!nk* / John McDaid^ / Mac Steve+

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*/ Kobalt Music Publishing^ / Universal Music Publishing+

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