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G Flip, Gretta Ray, Troye Sivan and More Nominated for APRA Song of the Year

Senior Journalist, B2B
G Flip, Gretta Ray, Troye Sivan and More Nominated for APRA Song of the Year

After landing a record seven songs in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown last month, and scoring multiple trophies at the 2023 ARIA Awards, G Flip has the APRA Song of the Year title in their sights.

G Flip’s “The Worst Person Alive” and “Be Your Man” are two of 25 compositions nominated for the peer-voted APRA Song of the Year, the top honour at the PRO’s annual celebration of songwriters and music publishers.

This year marks G Flip’s first appearance in the Song of the Year shortlist (with co-writer Aidan Hogg), while Genesis Owusu collects a brace of chances, with “Get Inspired” and “Leaving the Light.”

G Flip

G Flip

First-timers in the list include songwriters Romy Vager (RVG), Shannon Busch, Stephen Mowat, Gretta Ray, Chris Collins and Rudy Sandapa, Canberra punk-rockers Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, and Australia’s 2023 Eurovision Song Contest reps Voyager, with their synth-rock beast “Promise.”

Also, APRA members have selected songs by Kylie Minogue, Sia, Polaris, Jen Cloher, Angie McMahon, King Stingray, Dan Sultan, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sarah Aarons (co-writing Budjerah’s “Therapy”), Styalz Fuego, Amy Shark, Matt Corby, The Teskey Brothers and Tex Perkins, Kevin Parker, Paul Kelly (with The Triffids’ late frontman David McComb) and more.

The list will be whittled down to a final five, announced Thursday, April 4 along with nominees across all 2024 APRA Music Awards.

Winners will announced at the APRAs, set for May 1 at the ICC Sydney, on Gadigal land.

See the APRA Song of the Year top 25 list below.

Title:                Be Your Man 
Artist:               G Flip 
Writers:            G Flip* / Dan Ferber / Micah Jasper / Jesse Thomas* 
Publisher:        Kobalt Music Publishing* 

Title:                Can I Shower at Yours? 
Artist:               Amy Shark 
Writer:              Amy Shark 
Publisher:        Mushroom Music 

Title:                Get Inspired 
Artist:               Genesis Owusu 
Writers:            Genesis Owusu / Michael Di Francesco* / Andrew Klippel^ / Julian Sudek* 
Publishers:       Kobalt Music Publishing obo Ourness Songs / Kobalt Music Publishing obo
                         Future Classic* / Mushroom Music obo Ourness Songs^ 

Title:                Gila Monster 
Artist:               King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard 
Writers:            Michael Cavanagh / Nicholas Craig / Ambrose Kenny-Smith / Stu Mackenzie / 
                        Joey Walker 
Publisher:        Kobalt Music Publishing 

Title:                Gimme Love 
Artist:               Sia 
Writers:            Sia Furler / Jesse Shatkin 
Publisher:        Sony Music Publishing 

Title:               Give You Love 
Artist:               Jessica Mauboy ft. Jason Derulo 
Writers:            Shannon Busch* / Stephen Mowat^ / Styalz Fuego+ / Rudy Sandapa /
                        Blessing Offor# 
Publishers:      Concord ANZ* / Mushroom Music^ / Universal Music Publishing+ /
                        SHOUT! Music Publishing# 

Title:                Heartbreak Baby 
Artist:               Gretta Ray 
Writers:            Gretta Ray / Gab Strum* 
Publishers:       Sony Music Publishing / Concord ANZ*  

Title:               Hold On to Now 
Artist:              Kylie 
Writers:           Kylie Minogue / Mark Blackwell* / Jonathan Green / Richard Stannard*
Publisher:       Mushroom Music / Concord ANZ*

Title:                I Used to be Fun 
Artist:               Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers 
Writers:            Scarlett McKahey / Anna Ryan / Jaida Stephenson / Neve van Boxsel /
                         Alexander Markwell* 
Publisher:         BMG* 

Title:                If Not Now 
Artist:               Paul Kelly 
Writers:            Paul Kelly / David McComb* 
Publishers:      Sony Music Publishing / Mushroom Music* 

Title:                Inhumane 
Artist:               Polaris 
Writers:            Daniel Furnari* / Jamie Hails* / Rick Schneider* / Ryan Siew* /
                        Jacob Steinhauser* / Shawn Mayer 
Publisher:        Kobalt Music Publishing* 

Title:                Leaving the Light 
Artist:               Genesis Owusu 
Writers:            Genesis Owusu* / Jason Evigan^ / Jeffrey Gitelman+ / Benjamin Silverstein 
Publishers:       Kobalt Music Publishing obo Ourness Songs* /
                         Sony Music Publishing^ / BMG+ 

Title:                 Letting Go 
Artist:                Angie McMahon 
Writer:               Angie McMahon 
Publisher:         Kobalt Music Publishing 

Title:                 Lookin’ Out
Artist:                King Stingray 
Writers:             Theo Dimathaya Burarrwanga / Yimila Gurruwiwi / Roy Kellaway* /
                          Campbell Messer / Lewis Stiles / Yirrŋa Gotjiringu Yunupingu* 
Publisher:         Sony Music Publishing* 

 Title:                Mana Takatāpui 
Artist:                Jen Cloher 
Writer:               Jen Cloher 
Publisher:          Concord ANZ 

Title:                 New Gold 
Artist:                Gorillaz ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown 
Writers:             Kevin Parker* / Damon Albarn* / Greg Kurstin* / Romye Robinson 
Publisher:         Sony Music Publishing* 

Title:                  Nothing Really Changes 
Artist:                 RVG 
Writer:                Romy Vager

Title:                  Promise 
Artist:                 Voyager 
Writers:              Alex Canion / Ashley Doodkorte / Simone Dow / Daniel Estrin / Scott Kay 
Publisher:           Perfect Pitch Publishing 

Title:                 Reelin’ 
Artist:                Matt Corby 
Writers:             Matt Corby / Chris Collins / Nat Dunn* 
Publishers:        Sony Music Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing* 

Title:                Rush 
Artist:               Troye Sivan 
Writers:            Troye Sivan / Styalz Fuego / Alex Chapman* / Kevin Hickey* /
                         Brett McLaughlin^ / Adam Novodor^ 
Publishers:       Universal Music Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing* /
                         Sony Music Publishing^ 

Title:                  Story 
Artist:                 Dan Sultan 
Writers:              Dan Sultan / Joel Quartermain 
Publisher:           Mushroom Music 

Title:                 Take My Heart 
Artist:                The Teskey Brothers 
Writers:             Josh Teskey / Sam Teskey 
Publisher:          Mushroom Music 

Title:                The Worst Person Alive  
Artist:               G Flip 
Writers:            G Flip* / Aidan Hogg / Charles Brand^ / Michelle Buzz+ 
Publishers:       Kobalt Music Publishing* / Downtown Music^ / Warner Chappell Music+ 

Title:                Therapy 
Artist:                Budjerah 
Writers:             Sarah Aarons / Ajay Bhattacharyya 
Publisher:         Sony Music Publishing 

Title:               This Monin’  
Artist:               Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band 
Writer:             Tex Perkins 
Publisher:        Universal Music Publishing


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