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Flume Leads This Year’s APRA Music Award Nominees

Written by Tom Williams on March 15, 2017

UPDATE 04/04/17: The winners of the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been announced.

ORIGINAL STORIES: Flume is the frontrunner for this year’s APRA Music Awards, after securing four nominations ahead of next month’s award ceremony.

The Sydney producer leads all of this year’s nominees, with Adelaide singer-songwriter Sia coming in second with three nominations to her name.

Flume has been nominated in two categories — Most Played Australian Work and Dance Work of the Year — but has two songs nominated in each category, in the form of ‘Say It’ and ‘Never Be Like You’.

Meanwhile, Sia is up for Most Played Australian Work for ‘Cheap Thrills’ and Pop Work of the Year for ‘Alive’ and ‘Cheap Thrills’.

Other acts who have received multiple nominations this year include Hilltop Hoos, Nick Murphy, Troye Sivan and The Veronicas.

The all-important Song Of The Year category is being fought out between tracks by Amy Shark, Tim Minchin, Julia Jacklin, D.D Dumbo and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. View the full list of nominees, below.

The 2017 APRA Music Awards will be hosted by Julia Zemiro at Sydney’s International Convention Centre Ballroom on Monday, 3 April.

Watch: Flume – ‘Never Be Like You’ feat. Kai

2017 APRA Music Awards Nominees

Song of the Year

Title: Adore

Artist: Amy Shark

Writers: Amy Shark / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes*

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Come Home (Cardinal Pell)

Artist: Tim Minchin

Writer: Tim Minchin

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Navel Enterprises

Title: Pool Party

Artist: Julia Jacklin

Writer: Julia Jacklin

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: Satan

Artist: D.D Dumbo

Writer: Oliver Perry

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: Skeleton Tree

Artist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Writers: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer: David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

Writers: Jon George, James Hunt and Tyrone Lindqvist (Rüfüs)

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Sweat It Out

Writer: Meg Mac

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo BMG

Writer: Stu MacKenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard)

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Writer: Troye Sivan

Most Played Australian Work

Title: Cheap Thrills

Artist: Sia

Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title: In My Blood

Artist: The Veronicas

Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Never Be Like You

Artist: Flume feat. Kai

Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Title: Say It

Artist: Flume feat. Tove Lo

Writers: Harley Streten / Julian Hamilton* / Daniel Johns* / Tove Lo^

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Wolf Cousins^

Title: The Trouble with Us

Artist: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr

Writers: Nick Murphy* / Marcus Annesley

Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Country Work of the Year

Title: Burn Baby Burn

Artist: Kirsty Lee Akers

Writers: Kirsty Lee Akers / Trey Bruce*

Publishers: Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Round Hill Songs and Kid Drum Music*

Title: Call Me Crazy

Artist: Travis Collins

Writers: Travis Collins* / Damien Leith

Publisher: ABC Music Publishing*

Title: Greatest Companion

Artist: Aleyce Simmonds

Writer: Aleyce Simmonds

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services

Title: The Truth Walks Slowly (In the Countryside)

Artist: O’Shea feat Rob Hirst

Writers: Rob Hirst* / Jay O’Shea / Mark O’Shea^

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Orient Pacific Music^

Title: This Crazy Life

Artist: The Wolfe Brothers

Writers: Phil Barton* / Brodie Rainbird^ / Bruce Wallace / Nicholas Wolfe^ / Thomas Wolfe^

Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music obo Better Boat Music* / Perfect Pitch Publishing^

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title: It’s Not Too Late

Artist: Archie Roach

Writers: Archie Roach / Craig Pilkington

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: Lonesome Road

Artist: Russell Morris

Writers: Russell Morris* / Shannon Bourne

Publisher: BMG*

Title: Notion

Artist: Tash Sultana

Writer: Tash Sultana

Title: Second Guess

Artist: Ash Grunwald

Writer: Ash Grunwald

Publisher: Mushroom Music

Title: The Pain

Artist: Robbie Miller

Writers: Robbie Miller / Nathan Morrison

Dance Work of the Year

Title: Keeping Score

Artist: LDRU feat. Paige IV

Writers: Sarah Aarons / Drew Carmody*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust) / BMG*

Title: Never Be Like You

Artist: Flume feat. Kai

Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Title: Say It

Artist: Flume feat. Tove Lo

Writers: Harley Streten / Julian Hamilton* / Daniel Johns* / Tove Lo^

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Wolf Cousins^

Title: The Trouble with Us

Artist: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Marcus Marr

Writers: Nick Murphy* / Marcus Annesley

Publisher: Mushroom Music*

Title: This Girl

Artist: Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners

Writers: Lance Ferguson / Ivan Khatchoyan* / Jake Mason*

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / BMG obo Origin Music Publishing*

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Fall Together

Artist: The Temper Trap

Writers: Richard Cooper / Dougy Mandagi* / Justin Parker^

Publishers: Mushroom Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: Hold Me Back

Artist: The Rubens

Writers: Scott Baldwin / David Kahne* / Elliott Margin / Izaac Margin / Samuel Margin / William Zeglis

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo Ivy League Music / Kobalt Music Publishing obo E Equals Music*

Title: I’d Go With You Anywhere

Artist: Birds of Tokyo

Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston

Publishers: Mushroom Music

Title: The Good Life

Artist: Thirsty Merc

Writers: Jon Hume* / Rai Thistlethwayte

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

Title: Wasting Time

Artist: Bernard Fanning

Writers: Bernard Fanning / Nick DiDia

Pop Work of the Year

Title: Alive

Artist: Sia

Writers: Sia Furler / Adele Adkins* / Tobias Jesso^

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing^

Title: Black & Blue

Artist: Guy Sebastian

Writers: Guy Sebastian / Jaymes McFarland*

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music obo Jaymes Young Music*

Title: Cheap Thrills

Artist: Sia

Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title: In My Blood

Artist: The Veronicas

Writers: Anthony Egizii / David Musumeci / Jessica Origliasso* / Lisa Origliasso*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Youth

Artist: Troye Sivan

Writers: Alex Hope* / Troye Sivan / Bram Inscore^ / Alexandra Hughes~ / Brett McLaughlin+

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust)* / Kobalt Music Publishing obo I Am Bram^ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Dream Machine and Prescription Songs~ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Bob Ochoa’s Homemade Salsa+

Urban Work of the Year

Title: 1955

Artist: Hilltop Hoods feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum

Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: For Good

Artist: Remi feat. Sampa the Great

Writers: Aderemi Kolawole* / Justin Smith* / Sampa Tembo

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (Aust)*

Title: Higher

Artist: Hilltop Hoods feat. James Chatburn

Writers: DJ Debris (Barry Francis) / MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) / Suffa (Matthew Lambert) / Andrew Burford*

Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Title: Long Loud Hours

Artist: Urthboy feat Bertie Blackman

Writers: Tim Levinson* / Pip Norman^ / Luke Dubber~ / Angus Stuart~ / Ray Charles+

Publishers: BMG* / Mushroom Music^ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing~ /Warner/Chappell Music+

Title: Papercuts

Artist: Illy feat. Vera Blue

Writers: Alasdair Murray / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes * / Thomas Macken^ / Celia Pavey~

Publishers: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing / Universal Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music~

International Work of the Year

Title: Can’t Stop the Feeling

Artist: Justin Timberlake

Writers: Martin Max*~ / Shellback*~ / Justin Timberlake*^

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo DWA Songs* / Universal Music Publishing MGB obo Tennman Tunes^ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo MXM Music~

Title: Hello

Artist: Adele

Writers: Adele Adkins / Gregory Kurstin*

Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Title: Love Yourself

Artist: Justin Bieber

Writers: Justin Bieber / Benny Blanco* / Ed Sheeran^

Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Bieber Time / Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Please Don’t Forget to Pay Me Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^

Title: Ocean Drive

Artist: Duke Dumont

Writers: Timucin Aluo / Adam Dyment* / Jay Norton / Henry Ritson^

Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Funky Wonton / Mushroom Music obo BMG* / Kobalt Music Publishing^

Title: Sorry

Artist: Justin Bieber

Writers: Justin Bieber / Julia Michaels* / Sonny Moore^ / Justin Tranter~ / Michael Tucker+

Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo Bieber Time / Warner/Chappell Music obo Thanks for the Songs Richard* / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Copaface^ / Warner/Chappell Music obo Justin S School for Girls~ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Michael Diamond Music+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo These are Songs of Pulse+

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