The shortlisted challengers for the title of Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year have been announced. Dean Lewis, Courtney Barnett, A.B. Original’s Adam Briggs and Daniel Rankine, Amy Shark, Sarah Aarons - who is also nominated for the Grammy Song of the Year for her shortlisted work The Middle - and Young Australian of the Year Danzal Baker (Baker Boy) are among the songwriters shortlisted for the coveted APRA Song of the Year. This award is 100% determined by APRA songwriter and publisher members, and is the biggest peer-voted music award in Australia.
The list of contenders also features songs by fresh faces including Mojo Juju, Kaiit, The Teskey Brothers and Ziggy Alberts, who appear on the list alongside experimental jazz legends The Necks plus Suze DeMarchi and Dave Leslie of Baby Animals, The Living End, John Butler and 2018 APRA Song of the Year co-winner Paul Kelly.
The final five nominees will be revealed in March and the winner announced at the 2019 APRA Music Awards when they return to Melbourne on Tuesday 30 April. The 2019 awards will be the first to be staged under new APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Dean Ormston.
For the full shortlist, see: http://apraamcos.com.au/news/2019/february/peer-voted-apra-song-of-the-year-shortlist-revealed/.
Congratulations to all writers and publishers!