Nominees for the 2018 APRA Music Awards to be held on Tuesday 10 April in Sydney have been announced.
Leading the nominations with four nods a piece are Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer M-Phazes (Universal Music Publishing), who is nominated for his songwriting collaborations with Amy Shark and Illy, and PJ Harding, (pka Thief) (Universal Music Publishing) nominated for APRA Song of the Year with co-writers Ivy Adara (Kobalt Music Publishing obo Prescription Songs) and Louis Schoorl (Kobalt Music Publishing obo I Am A Sherpa Music, Amsterdam Central Music and Seven Peaks Music) for Fallin' (performed by Jessica Mauboy) among other categories.
In the hotly contested Song of the Year category, APRA members have voted for Amy Shark (Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing) for the second year in a row, this time for Weekends. Paul Kelly (Sony/ATV Music Publishing) and co-writer Billy Miller are nominated for Firewood and Candles while Gang of Youths frontman David Le’aupepe’s (Universal Music Publishing) song What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? is also a contender. Ainslie Wills and Lawrence Folvig (Sony/ATV Music Publishing) round out the category for Running Second.
For the full list of nominees, see http://apraamcos.com.au/news/2018/march/2018-apra-music-awards-nominations-announced-with-producer-songwriters-leading-the-charge/.
AMPAL congratulates all APRA Award nominated writers and publishers!