News December 12, 2019

Sarah Aarons, Ruel among nominees for inaugural Global APRA Music Awards

Sarah Aarons, Ruel among nominees for inaugural Global APRA Music Awards

The Global APRA Music Awards are set to recognise Australasian songwriters, composers and music publishers who achieve artistic excellence and commercial success in international markets.

has announced the details of the inaugural awards, taking place in LA, Nashville and London in 2020.

The nominees and categories for the first edition of the awards have been announced.

Some of those nominated across the three sets of awards include Grace Shaw (Mallrat), Ruel, Harley Stretten (Flume), Joel Little, Sarah Aarons, Rebecca Chilcott (Ruby Boots), Seaforth, Kaity Dunstan (Cloves) and more.

Four Global APRA Music Awards will be given out at each of the three ceremonies;

  • Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
  • Overseas Recognition Award
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Distinguished Services Award

Nominations for awards including Breakthrough Songwriter and Overseas Recognition are based on key achievements throughout the calendar year, including album and single releases, charts performance and more.

“The launch of the Global APRA Music Awards is a reflection of the incredible success that Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers are achieving internationally,” said APRA chair Jenny Morris.

“APRA AMCOS strives to be there for our members in their creative and professional endeavours every step of the way, wherever they are, and I so look forward to celebrating their talent, ambition and all that they have accomplished at these special events.”

Hosts have also been announced for each city.

Maya Jupiter is hosting the LA Awards, while O’Shea are taking over dutes in Nashville and Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) will MC in London.

Nominees listed below:


LOS ANGELES 26 FEBRUARY | GRAMMY MUSEUM, CLIVE DAVIS THEATER

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer: Grace Shaw pka Mallrat
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Dew Process

Writer: Maaike Lebbing pka Kito
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writers: Nicholas Audino*, Lewis Hughes*, Khaled Rohaim+ and Te Whiti Warbrick^ (Twice As Nice)
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / BMG Rights Management obo Orange Factory Repertoire + / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Electric Feel Music^

Writer: Ruel Van Dijk pka Ruel
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Overseas Recognition Award

Writer: Alex Hope
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Harley Streten pka Flume
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic

Writer: Joel Little
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Sarah Aarons
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing


NASHVILLE 1 MARCH | CLEMENTINE HALL

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writers: Mitchell Thompson^ and Thomas Jordan* (Seaforth)
Publisher: Warner Chapell Music^ / ABC Music Publishing*

Writer: Paul Mabury
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Rebecca Chilcott pka Ruby Boots
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing

Writer: Sinead Burgess

Overseas Recognition Award

Writer: Mia Fieldes
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writers: Mitchell Thompson^ and Thomas Jordan* (Seaforth)
Publisher: Warner Chapell Music^ / ABC Music Publishing*

Writer: Paul Mabury
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Rick Price


LONDON 6 MARCH | HAM YARD HOTEL SOHO

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer: Chiara Hunter
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Kaity Dunstan pka Cloves
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music Publishing

Writers: Noah Hill, Anatole Serret, Louie Swain, Patrick Hetherington and Jules Crommelin (Parcels)
Publishers: Warner Chappell Music obo Kitsune

Writer: Steven Manovski

Overseas Recognition Award

Writer: Jed Kurzel
Publishers: G Schirmer Australia obo Chester Music

Writer: Jordan Rakei
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Writer: Kaity Dunstan pka Cloves
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music Publishing

Writers: Noah Hill, Anatole Serret, Louie Swain, Patrick Hetherington and Jules Crommelin (Parcels)
Publishers: Warner Chappell Music obo Kitsune

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