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The Nominations For The 2016 APRA Music Awards Have Been Announced

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

https://youtu.be/2utXQ56WaCk

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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