Birds Of Tokyo, Vance Joy Lead 2014 APRA Award Noms

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 29th May, 2014

Birds Of Tokyo, Vance Joy Lead 2014 APRA Award Noms

The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) has just announced its list of nominees for the 2014 APRA Music Awards, to be held at Brisbane City Hall on Monday June 23rd. Hottest 100 winner Vance Joy and Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo lead the pack, sporting four nominations a piece.

Artists going head to head for the prestigious peer voted APRA Song of the Year title are experimental rockers The Drones for A Moat You Can Stand In, The Preatures with the grooving Is This How You Feel, Birds of Tokyo for Lanterns, heartbreaker Matt Corby with Resolution and of course Vance Joy’s Riptide.

Many of this year’s nominees include APRA first timers, including The Preatures, The Drones, Sheppard, Nicholas Wolfe and Nathaniel all scoring noms. EMD man of the hour Flume will also be slugging it out with his track Holdin On for Dance Work Of The Year, against genre heavyweights Empire of the Sun and The Presets.

The Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year category includes Vance Joy and fellow first-time APRA nominees Jagwar Ma, Kylie Sackley, Louis Schoorl and Hiatus Kaiyote. This Award recognises the high potential emerging talent of a writer or group of writers.

Two special awards decided by the APRA Board of Directors will be presented on the night, the Songwriter of the Year and the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. Fomer Go-Betweens drummer Lindy Morrison has been announced as the recipient for this year’s Ted Albert Award.

Check out all the nominees in the list below, which includes short clips of each of the nominated works. Television partner MAX will film the 2014 APRA awards, which will be broadcast exclusively on Wednesday 9th July at 8pm, with an encore presentation at 10pm on Sunday 13th July.

2014 APRA Music Awards Nominees

Song of the Year

Title: A Moat You Can Stand In
Artist: The Drones
Writers: Stephen Hesketh / Fiona Kitchin / Gareth Liddiard / Dan Luscombe / Mike Noga Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: Is This How You Feel
Artist: The Preatures
Writers: Thomas Champion / Luke Davison / Isabella Manfredi / Jack Moffitt Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: Lanterns
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: Resolution
Artist: Matt Corby
Writers: Matt Corby / Dominic Salole (GEMA)*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd / Warner/Chappell
Music Australia obo Heavy Sheet Music and Hanseatic Musikverlag GMBH & Co KG*

Title: Riptide
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: James Keogh
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing

Watch: Song of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
???Writer: James Keogh (Vance Joy)
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing

Writers:Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield (Jagwar Ma)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

???Writer: Kylie Sackley
Publishers: Fable Music Pty Ltd obo Steel Wheels Music

???Writer: Louis Schoorl
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

???Writers: Paul Bender / Simon Mavin / Perrin Moss / Naomi Saalfield (Hiatus Kaiyote)

Watch: Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Most Played Australian Work

Title: Lanterns
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: Let Me Down Easy
Artist: Sheppard
Writers: Jay Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard

Title: Resolution
Artist: Matt Corby
Writers: Matt Corby / Dominic Salole (GEMA)*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Heavy Sheet Music and Hanseatic Musikverlag GMBH & Co KG*

Title: Riptide
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: James Keogh
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing

Title: You
Artist: Nathaniel
Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Nathaniel Willemse*
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd / Sony/ATV Music Publ Allegro (Aust) P/L*

Watch: Most Played Australian Work – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Country Work of the Year

Title: Be With You Tonight
Artist: O’Shea
Writers: Tim Nichols / Jay O’Shea / Mark O’Shea*
Publisher: J.Albert & Son Pty Limited*

Title: Flying With the King
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers: Colin Buchanan / Lee Kernaghan / Garth Porter*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd / Perfect Pitch Publishing Pty Ltd*

Title: Thank You Angels
Artist: O’Shea
Writers: Jay O’Shea / Mark O’Shea*/ Matthew Scullion^
Publishers: J.Albert & Son Pty Limited* / Piney Range Publishing Pty Ltd^

Title: The Girl, the Bottle, the Memory
Artist: The Wolfe Brothers
Writer: Nicholas Wolfe
Publisher: Perfect Pitch Publishing Pty Ltd

Title: I Learned the Hard Way
Artist: Chelsea Basham
Writer: Chelsea Basham

Watch: Country Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Blues and Roots Work of the Year

Title: Avenger
Artist: The Bamboos
Writers: Lance Ferguson* and Ella Thompson
Publishers: Perfect Pitch Publishing Pty Ltd obo Full Thought Publishing*

Title: Get You Out of Here
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

Title: Luck
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby and Don Walker
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

Title: Lygon Street Meltdown
Artist: Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Writers: Nicholas Caruana* and Barry Deenick
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

Title: Only One
Artist: John Butler Trio
Writer: John Butler
Publisher: Family Music Pty Ltd

Watch: Blues & Roots Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Dance Work of the Year

Title: Alive
Artist: Empire of the Sun
Writers: Steven Bach (ASCAP) / Nick Littlemore* / Peter Mayes^ / Jonathan Sloan` / Luke Steele#
Publishers: Bach to Bach Music / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Solola Ltd* / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Chenfeld Ltd^ / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo Downtown Music Publishing` / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L#

Title: Bring It Back
Artist: Will Sparks & Joel Fletcher
Writers: Joel Fletcher* and Will Sparks
Publisher: 120 Publishing Pty Ltd*

Title: Holdin On
Artist: Flume
Writers: Flume / Otis Redding (BMI)*
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Future Classic Pty Ltd and Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Verse Music Group LLC / Essex Music Australia Pty Ltd obo Irving Music*

Title: Promises
Artist: The Presets
Writers: Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Title: Saved In A Bottle
Artist: The Potbelleez
Writers: David Greene / Ilan Kidron / Erik Lewander (STIM)* / Jonathan Murphy
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo MCDJ Music / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo The Kennel AB*

Watch: Dance Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Battleships
Artist: Bernard Fanning
Writer: Bernard Fanning
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Australia

Title: Lanterns
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: Southern Sun
Artist: Boy & Bear
Writers: Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart / David Hosking
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

Title: Tell Me How It Ends
Artist: Bernard Fanning
Writers: Bernard Fanning and Joey Waronker (BMI)*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing MGB Australia / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo BMG Platinum Songs*

Title: When the Night Falls Quiet
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Watch: Rock Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Pop Work of the Year

Title: Let Me Down Easy
Artist: Sheppard
Writers: Jay Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard

Title: Resolution
Artist: Matt Corby
Writers: Matt Corby / Dominic Salole (GEMA)*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd / Warner/Chappell Music Australia obo Heavy Sheet Music and Hanseatic Musikverlag GMBH & Co KG*

Title: Riptide
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: James Keogh
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing

Title: What You’ve Done to Me
Artist: Samantha Jade
Writers: Tania Doko / Anthony Egizii* / Jorgen Elofsson (STIM)^ / David Musumeci*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Ted Company Pty / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd* / Universal Music Publishing MGB Australia obo Idas Songs^

Title: You
Artist: Nathaniel
Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Nathaniel Willemse*
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd / Sony/ATV Music Publ Allegro (Aust) P/L*

Watch: Pop Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

Urban Work of the Year

Title: Act Your Age
Artist: Bliss n Eso feat. Bluejuice
Writers: Alexander Burnett / Jamie Cibej* / Jerry Craib* / James Hauptmann* / Max MacKinnon^ / Jonathan Notley^ / Jacob Stone* / Stavros Yiannoukas*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo Ivy League Music Pty Ltd / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Bluejuice Music Group Pty Limited* / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd^

Title: House of Dreams
Artist: Bliss n Eso
Writers: M-Phazes / Max MacKinnon / Jonathan Notley
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title: On and On
Artist: Illy
Writers: Illy / Jan Skubiszewski*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

Title: Run Alone
Artist: 360
Writers: Kaelyn Behr (Styalz Fuego) / Matthew Colwell (360)*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd*

Title: Youngbloods
Artist: Illy
Writers: Illy / M-Phazes* / Joel Birch^ / Troy Brady^ / Ryan Burt^ / Ahren Stringer^
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^

Watch: Urban Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards

International Work of the Year

Title: Blurred Lines
Artist: Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Writers: Clifford Harris (ASCAP) / Robin Thicke (ASCAP)* / Pharrell Williams (ASCAP)^
Publishers: Deyjah’s Daddy Muzik / Universal/MCA Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo I Like ‘Em Thicke Music* / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd obo More Water from Nazareth Publishing^

Title: Can’t Hold Us
Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
Writers: Ben Haggerty (BMI) / Ryan Lewis (BMI)*
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Macklemore Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Ryan Lewis Publishing*

Title: Don’t You Worry Child
Artist: Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
Writers: Axel Hedfors (STIM) / Sebastian Ingrosso (STIM) / Fragogiannis Josefsson (PRS)* / Martin Lindstrom (STIM)^ / Michel Zitron (STIM)`
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Universal Music Publishing AB / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Sony ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited and Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Universal Music Publishing AB* / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo Lateral MGMT London Stockholm AB^ / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia AB`

Title: Let Her Go
Artist: Passenger
Writer: Michael Rosenberg (PRS)
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

Title: Pompeii
Artist: Bastille
Writer: Daniel Smith (PRS)
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo WWKD LTD

Watch: International Work of the Year – 2014 APRA Music Awards


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