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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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