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APRA AMCOS announces new APRA Music Award

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APRA AMCOS announces new APRA Music Award

APRA AMCOS has introduced a new award to this year’s APRA Music Awards to recognise the success of its Australian songwriter members overseas.

The winner of the Overseas Recognition Award will be announced alongside all Award winners at Carriageworks in Sydney on Tuesday, April 5.

The five nominees are: Sydney’s Josef Salvat (pictured); Port Douglas-born, Nashville-based Kylie Sackley; Sydney-born, Nashville-based Phil Barton; London-based Sam Dixon and Darwin-born Vassy.

Vassy co-wrote the David Guetta & Showtek trackBad, which went to #1 in the US and is certified 7x double Platinum. Her latest hit is her collaboration with Tiesto & KSHMR on their track,Secrets, which accrued 80 million Spotify plays and 90 million YouTube views.

Joesf Salvat’s debut EP In Your Prime took the #1 spot on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart three times.His tracks have been lauded by overseas publications including Pitchfork, The Fader and The Sunday Times, and they’ve been played on UK’s Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM.

Kylie Sackley has penned tracks for Faith Hill (Sunshine & Summertime), Leann Rimes (Nothin’ Bout Love Makes Sense), Alan Jackson (It’s Just That Way), Troy Cassar-Daley (The Sunshine Club) and Amber Lawrence (I Will Love You).

Phil Barton writes for Liz Rose Music / Warner Chappell in Nashville. He’s written songs for Lee Brice (including Billboard #1 A Woman Like You), Sara Evans, David Nail, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Jana Kramer, Mickey Guyton, Kristian Bush and Tate Stevens.

Sam Dixon’s production and songwriting credits include Adele, Sia, Christina Aguilera, Carly Rae Jepsen, Paloma Faith, and Jack Savoretti. He is a Golden Globe nominee (Best Original Song), and his compositions have won multiple APRA and ARIA awards. He was Adele’s live bassist for her 21 World Tour, and was musical director for both her 2012 Grammy and 2013 Academy Award ceremony performances.

Brisbane pop singer-songwriter and producerJarryd James and Sia lead the 2016 APRA Music Awards with four nods each.

Up for the coveted Song of the Year Award are: Birds of Tokyo for Anchor; Jarryd James and Joel Little for Do You Remember; Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker for Let It Happen; Courtney Barnett for Pedestrian at Best and C.W. Stoneking for The Zombie.

APRA AMCOS’ Board of Directors will also decide on two more special awards: Songwriter of the Year and the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. APRA AMCOS will also present the award for Most Played Australian Work Overseas on the night.

RocKwiz co-creator, Brian Nankervis is back again to host, while Robert Conley is also back as musical director. Performances for the night will be announced in the coming days.

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

SONG OF THE YEAR
Title: Anchor
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney/ Ian Kenny/ Glenn Sarangapany/ Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music
Title: Do You Remember
Artist: Jarryd James
Writers: Jarryd James / Joel Little
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Title: Let it Happen
Artist: Tame Impala
Writer: Kevin Parker
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Title: Pedestrian at Best
Artist: Courtney Barnett
Writer: Courtney Barnett
Publisher: Native Tongue Music Publishing
Title: The Zombie
Artist: C.W. Stoneking
Writer: C.W. Stoneking
BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Writer: Alex Hope
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Writer:

David Le’aupepe(Gang of Youths)

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Australia
Writer: Jarryd James
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Writer: Marlon Williams
Publisher: Native Tongue Music Publishing
Writer: Troye Sivan

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: All Nations
Artist: Blue King Brown
Writers:

Natalie Chilcote / Carlo Santone

Title: Come People
Artist: Xavier Rudd
Writer: Xavier Rudd
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Title: Days of Gold
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby / Phil Barton* / Lindsay Rimes
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Better Boat Music and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.*
Title: Easy
Artist: The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers
Writers: Lance Ferguson / Tim Rogers*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / ABC Music Publishing*
Title: No One
Artist: Ben Wright-Smith
Writers: Ben Wright-Smith /Oscar Dawson*
Publisher: Native Tongue Music Publishing*
COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: I Will Always Be With You
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers:

Lee Kernaghan / Colin Buchanan / Garth Porter*

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Perfect Pitch Publishing*
Title: Is God Real
Artist: Kasey Chambers
Writer: Kasey Chambers
Publisher: Mushroom Music
Title: Secondhand Man
Artist: Shane Nicholson
Writer: Shane Nicholson
Publisher: Mushroom Music
Title: Spirit of the ANZACs
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers: Lee Kernaghan / Colin Buchanan / Garth Porter*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Perfect Pitch Publishing*
Title: Wrap Me in a Fever
Artist: Ruby Boots
Writers: Rebecca Chilcott
Publishers: ABC Music Publishing
DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: Do it Now
Artist: Mashd N Kutcher
Writers:

James Finn* / Daniel McNamee* / Daniel Williams* / Adam Morris/ Matthew Ough

Publisher:

Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Art Vs Science*

Title: Maybe
Artist: Carmada
Writers: Max Armata / Drew Carmody
Title: Something About You
Artist: Hayden James
Writers: Hayden James^ / Alexander Burnett*/ George Maple
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Future Classic Publishing^ / Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music*
Title: Take Me Over
Artist: Peking Duk feat. Safia
Writers: Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^
Title: The Weekend
Artist: Generik feat. Nicky Van She
Writers: Tyson O’Brien / Nicholas Routledge
Title: You Were Right
Artist: RÜFÜS
Writers: Jonathon George / James Hunt / Tyrone Lindqvist
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Sweat It Out

POP WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: Do You Remember
Artist: Jarryd James
Writers: Jarryd James / Joel Little
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Title: Elastic Heart
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Thomas Pentz* / Andrew Swanson^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Native Tongue Music Publishing Australia obo I Like Turtles Music* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Andrew Swanson Music^
Title: Flashlight
Artist: Jessie J
Writers: Sia Furler / Christian Guzman*/ Jason Moore* / Samuel Smith^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Stellar Songs^ and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Naughty Words^ and Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing^
Title: Georgia
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: Vance Joy
Publisher: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing
Title: If You Love Someone
Artist: The Veronicas
Writers: Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso* / Anthony Egizii^ / David Musumeci^ / Joshua Katz
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^ / Universal Music Publishing obo The Kennel AB
ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: Anchor
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers:

Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston

Publishers:

Mushroom Music

Title: Hoops
Artist: The Rubens
Writers: Scott Baldwin / Elliott Margin / Izaac Margin / Samuel Margin / William Zeglis
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music
Title: Micro Wars
Artist: Kingswood
Writers: Alexander Laska
Publishers: Native Tongue Music Publishing
Title: Play Ball
Artist: AC/DC
Writers: Angus Young / Malcolm Young
Publisher: J Albert and Son
Title: Rock or Bust
Artist: AC/DC
Writers: Angus Young / Malcolm Young
Publisher: J Albert and Son
URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: Cosby Sweater
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Demitris Christopoulos* /John Kelman*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / J Albert and Son obo Cherry Red Songs*
Title: Live and Let Go
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*/ Ali Newman / Michael Stafford^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)^
Title: M.O.B.
Artist: Tkay Maidza
Writers: Tkay Maidza* / Luke McKay
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia*
Title: Switch Lanes
Artist: Tkay Maidza
Writers: Tkay Maidza* / Michael Perry
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia* / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Boss Level
Title: The Buzz
Artist: Hermitude feat Mataya & Young Tapz
Writers: Luke Dubber^ / Angus Stuart^ / Tim Levinson*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^ / J Albert and Son*

OVERSEAS RECOGNITION AWARD
Writer: Josef Salvat
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony ATV Music Publishing (UK)
Writer:

Kylie Sackley

Publisher: Native Tongue Music Publishing oboFigjam Music
Writer: Phil Barton
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Better Boat Music and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Writer: Sam Dixon
Publisher: Mushroom Music obo BMG Chrysalis
Writer: Vassy

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR
Title: Blank Space
Artist: Taylor Swift
Writers: Taylor Swift^ / Martin Sandberg / Johan Schuster
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Taylor Swift Music^ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo MXM Music AB
Title: Cheerleader
Artist: OMI
Writers: Mark Bradford / Clifton Dillon / Ryan Dillon / Sly Dunbar / Omar Pasley
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing obo Ultra Music Publishing Europe
Title: Style
Artist: Taylor Swift
Writers: Taylor Swift^ / Johan Schuster / Martin Sandberg / Ali Payami*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Taylor Swift Music^ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo MXM Music AB / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Wolf Cousins*
Title: Sugar
Artist: Maroon 5
Writers: Joshua Coleman / Lukasz Gottwald* / Jacob Hindlin^ / Adam Levine+ / Michael Posner~ / Henry Walter#
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Each Note Counts / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Kasz Money Publishing* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Kobalt Music Copyrights SARL and Prescription Songs^ / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Sudgee 2 Music+ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo North Greenway Productions~ / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Prescription Songs and Cirkut Breaker#
Title: Uptown Funk
Artist: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Writers: Jeffrey Bhasker / Devon Gallaspy* / Philip Lawrence^ / Bruno Mars+ / Mark Ronson~ / Lonnie Simmons# / Rudy Taylor# / Nicholaus Williams> / Charlie Wilson# / Robert Wilson# / Ronnie Wilson#
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Way Above Music / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony/ATV Ballad* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo ZZR Music LLC^ / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Mars Force Music, Thou Art The Hunger and BMG Gold Songs+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs Of Zelig~ / Minder Music Australia obo New Songs Administration Limited# / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Trinlanta Publishing and Tig7 Publishing LLC>
MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK
Title: Do You Remember
Artist: Jarryd James
Writers: Jarryd James / Joel Little
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Title: Elastic Heart
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Thomas Pentz* / Andrew Swanson^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Native Tongue Music Publishing Australia obo I Like Turtles Music* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia obo Andrew Swanson Music^
Title: Flashlight
Artist: Jessie J
Writers: Sia Furler / Christian Guzman*/ Jason Moore* / Samuel Smith^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Stellar Songs^ and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Naughty Words^ and Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo UPG Music Publishing^
Title: Georgia
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: Vance Joy
Publisher: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing
Title: Take Me Over
Artist: Peking Duk feat. Safia
Writers: Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia^

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