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The Nominations For The 2016 APRA Music Awards Have Been Announced

Written by Rosie Pentreath on March 15, 2016

UPDATE 06/04/16: THE 2016 APRA Music Award winners have been announced.

Original Story: The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards have been announced, with many Aussie favourites tipped for more than one prize.

Jarryd James is leading the pack, with nominations in the Song of the Year category (Do You Remember), Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Most Played Australian Work and Pop Work of the Year.

Similarly, Sia has been nominated four times, twice in the Most Played Australian Work category (for both Elastic Heart and Flashlight, which she wrote for Jessie J) and twice in the Pop Work of the Year category for the same songs.

Other artists up for more than one award include rock legends AC/DC, (Rock Work of the Year for both Rock or Bust and Play Ball), Perth five-piece Birds of Tokyo (Song of the Year and Rock Work of the Year) and electronic duo Peking Duk for Take Me Over (Dance Work of the Year and Most Played Australian Song).

In the hotly contested Song of the Year category, Jarryd James is joined by Birds of Tokyo (Anchor), Tame Impala (Let It Happen), Courtney Barnett (Pedestrian At Best) and C.W. Stoneking (The Zombie).

This year’s awards will see the introduction of the Overseas Recognition Award, a brand new category for APRA members based overseas and the finalists are Phil Barton, Sam Dixen, Kylie Sackley, Josef Salvat and Vassy.

As usual, a roster of international artists are being honoured, with Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Mark Ronson and OMI nominated in the International Work of Year space.

Last year’s APRA winners include Sia, who casually grabbed the Best Song of the Year award with Chandelier (and historically won Songwriter of the Year for the third year in a row), 5SOS for their songwriting abilities and Sheppard and being most played.

This year’s winners will be announced during a ceremony hosted by writer, producer and comedian Brian Nankervis at Sydney’s Carriageworks on Tuesday 5 April. See the nominees below.

Watch: Song of the Year Nominees – 2016 APRA Music Awards

2016 APRA Music Awards Nominees

SONG OF THE YEAR

Birds of Tokyo: Anchor
Jarryd James: Do You Remember
Tame Impala: Let It Happen
Courtney Barnett: Pedestrian at Best
C.W. Stoneking: The Zombie

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Alex Hope
David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)
Jarryd James
Marlon Williams
Troye Sivan

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK

Jarryd James: Do You Remember
Sia: Elastic Heart
Jessie J: Flashlight
Vance Joy: Georgia
Peking Duk feat. Safia: Take Me Over

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR

Birds of Tokyo: Anchor
The Rubens: Hoops
Kingswood: Micro Wars
AC/DC: Play Ball
AC/DC: Rock or Bust

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

Jarryd James: Do You Remember
Sia: Elastic Heart
Jessie J: Flashlight
Vance Joy: Georgia
The Veronicas: If You Love Someone

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

Lee Kernaghan: I Will Always Be With You
Kasey Chambers: Is God Real
Secondhand Man: Shane Nicholson
Lee Kernaghan: Spirit of the ANZACs
Ruby Boots: Wrap Me in a Fever

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR

Blue King Brown: All Nations
Xavier Rudd: Come People
Busby Marou: Days of Gold
The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers: Easy
Ben Wright-Smith: No One

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

Mashd N Kutcher: Do It Now
Carmada: Maybe
Hayden James: Something About You
Peking Duk feat. Safia: Take Me Over
Generik feat. Nicky Van She: The Weekend
RUFUS: You Were Right

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR

Hilltop Hoods: Cosby Sweater
Hilltop Hoods: Live and Let Go
Tkay Maidza: M.O.B.
Tkay Maidza: Switch Lanes
Hermitude feat. Mataya and Young Tapz: The Buzz

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift: Blank Space
OMI: Cheerleader
Taylor Swift: Style
Maroon 5: Sugar
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk

OVERSEAS RECOGNITION AWARD

Josef Salvat
Kylie Sackley
Phil Barton
Sam Dixon
Vassy

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