With four nominations, Flume leads the pack heading into next month's APRA Music Awards in Sydney. Sia Furler is close behind with three nods, while Hilltop Hoods, The Veronicas, Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker) and Troye Sivan each have two nominations.
A stack of APRAs would cap another stellar year for Flume (aka Harley Streten), who has risen to the top of the pile in the EDM world. Earlier this year, the electronic producer won his first Grammy Award, taking home the best dance/electronic album trophy for his sophomore set Skin, which cleaned up at the 2016 ARIA Awards and reached the summit of the national sales chart.
At the 2017 APRA Awards, he's up for most played Australian work and dance work of the year for both "Say It" and "Never Be Like You," the latter winning Triple J's most recent Hottest 100 countdown and coming in at No. 4 on ARIA's year-end singles chart for 2016, top among Aussie artists.
Sia, an APRA Awards record-setter who won songwriter of the year on three consecutive occasions, could add to her haul with nominations for most played Australian work for "Cheap Thrills" and pop work of the year for "Alive" and "Cheap Thrills".
And in the prestigious song of the year category, APRA members have voted for Amy Shark and M-Phazes for "Adore," Tim Minchin for "Come Home (Cardinal Pell)," Julia Jacklin for "Pool Party," D.D Dumbo for "Satan" and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds for "Skeleton Key." A new category, licensee of the year, designed to "reward licensee groups for good music citizenship," is added to this year's lineup.
Now in its 35th year, the peer-voted APRA Music Awards will take place April 3 at the new International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom on Darling Harbour.
Established in 1982, the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual songwriters' ceremony is one of the Australian music industry's most treasured events, a worthy rival to Britain's Ivor Novello Awards. The APRA Board of Directors will present three awards at the ceremony: songwriter of the year, overseas recognition and the Ted Albert award for outstanding services to Australian music.
For the complete list of nominations visit apraamcos.com.au/awards.