The APRA Song of the Year short list has once again revealed an incredible list of homegrown talent.
The wonderful thing about APRA is its ability to identity a total cross-section of talent. The School of 2018 is about diversity with Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues and Roots, Rap, Indigenous and Electronica acts listed side by side.
In 2019 the APRA Music Awards also has a new Musical Director in Kate Miller-Heidke curating the evenings live performances.
The 2019 APRA Awards will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and first for new APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Dean Ormston.
“The APRA Music Awards have evolved a great deal since we last held the event in Melbourne in 2013, so I’m thrilled that this year we’ll be presenting our very special night in such a fantastic music city and at the venerable Melbourne Town Hall. It will be a true celebration of our songwriter and publisher members, and of course, the songs,” says Ormston.
SHORT LIST FOR 2019 APRA SONG OF THE YEAR
***Listed in alphabetical order of song title
BE ALRIGHT (DEAN LEWIS) | Dean Lewis / Jon Hume
BLACCOUT (A.B. ORIGINAL) | Adam Briggs / Daniel Rankine
BODY (THE NECKS) | Chris Abrahams / Tony Buck / Lloyd Swanton
DON’T LOSE IT (THE LIVING END) | Chris Cheney / Scott Owen / Andy Strachan / Tobias Kuhn
EXACTLY HOW YOU ARE (BALL PARK MUSIC) | Sam Cromack
FOREVER YOU AND ME (THE TESKEY BROTHERS) | Joshua Teskey / Samuel Teskey / Liam Gough / Brendon Love
GREENHOUSE HEAT DEATH (KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD) | Stuart Mackenzie HIGH WATER (8 BALL AITKEN | 8Ball Aitken / Guthrie Kennard
HOME (JOHN BUTLER TRIO) | John Butler / Martin Brown / Thomas Crawford / Katy Steele
I SAID HI (AMY SHARK) | Amy Shark
LOVE ME NOW (ZIGGY ALBERTS) | Ziggy Alberts
MARRYUNA (BAKER BOY FEATURING YIRRMAL) | Danzal Baker / Dion Brownfield / Jerome Farah / Yirrmal Marika
NAMELESS, FACELESS (COURTNEY BARNETT) | Courtney Barnett
NATIVE TONGUE (MOJO JUJU) | Mojo Juju / Joel Ma / Rita Seumanuta
OG LUV KUSH PT.2 (KAIIT) | Kaiit Waup / Michael Chan / Anthony Douglas / Mohamed Komba / Jaydean Miranda / Damian Smith
SLOW MOVER (ANGIE MCMAHON) | Angie McMahon
SOCIETY (AINSLIE WILLS) | Ainslie Wills / Bram Inscore / Maureen McDonald
THE MIDDLE (ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY)| Sarah Aarons / Jordan Johnson / Stefan Johnson/ Marcus Lomax / Kyle Trewartha / Michael Trewartha / Anton Zaslavski
TONIGHT (BABY ANIMALS) | Suze DeMarchi / Dave Leslie
WALK AWAY (XAVIER RUDD) | Xavier Rudd
WITH THE ONE I LOVE (PAUL KELLY) | Paul Kelly
2019 APRA MUSIC AWARDS
Tuesday 30 April Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne