Nominees for the highly coveted APRA Song Of The Year Award have been announced, pitting new generation artists against Australian music staples.
Including an Idol winner, APRA winners and Hottest 100 winners, the competition for the Song Of The Year gong is tougher than ever, however, a novelty remix still managed to find its way into the list – Pendulum’s ‘ABC TV News Theme (remix)’ .
While we admit the remix is a bangin’ tune and one of our favourite tracks from last year, it still seems like an odd inclusion alongside the likes of the late Rowland S Howard and Kasey Chambers.
One other issue with the announced nominees is that no Urban artists have made the cut this year – even though huge tracks were released from Aussie favourites Bliss N Eso and Drapht.
Along with the APRA Song Of The Year, this years’ awards will also include categories for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work, Most Played Australian Work Overseas, International Work of the Year, Country Work of the Year, Blues & Roots Work of the Year, Urban Work of the Year, Dance Work of the Year and Rock Work of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the APRA Awards on Tuesday June 21 at Sydney’s Carriageworks complex.
And the Nominees are:
Pendulum – ABC TV News theme (remix) (Writers:Peter Wall P/ Anthony Ansell)
Graeme Connors – All The Money’s Gone (Writer: Graeme Connors)
Guy Sebastian – All To Myself (Writers: Guy Sebastian / Carl Dimataga)
Guy Sebastian Featuring Eve – Who’s That Girl (Writer: Guy Sebastian)
Gyroscope – Baby I’m Gettin Better (Writers:Daniel Sanders / Robert Nassif / Brad Campbell /Zoran Trivic)
Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Writers: Angus Stone / Julia Stone)
Sia – Clap Your Hands (Writers: Writers Sia Furler / Samuel Dixon)
Hoodoo Gurus – Crackin’ Up (Writer: Dave Faulkner)
Gotye – Eyes Wide Open (Writer: Wally De Backer)
Rowland S Howard – Golden Age of Bloodshed (Writer: Rowland Howard)
Kasey Chambers – Little Bird (Writer: Kasey Chambers)
The Temper Trap – Love Lost (Writers: Dougy Mandagi /Lorenzo Sillito/ Toby Dundas / Jonothan Aherne)
Thirsty Merc – Mousetrap Heart (Writer: Rai Thistlethwayte)
Thirsty Merc – All My Life (Writer: Rai Thistlethwayte)
Birds of Toyko – Plans (Writers: Anthony Jackson /Ian Kenny / Adam Spark/ Adam Weston)
Birds of Tokyo – Wild at Heart (Writer: Anthony Jackson /Ian Kenny / Adam Spark/ Adam Weston)
John Butler Trio – Revolution (Writer: John Butler)
Little Red – Rock It (Writer: Dominic Byrne)
Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss (Writer: Kevin Parker)
Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water (Writers: Brooke Fraser/ Scott Ligertwood)