APRA AMCOS members have had their say! A shortlist of 20 songs has been unveiled today of the contenders for the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year, with the winner to be announced at the 2022 APRA Music Awards in May.
In what remains the largest peer-voted music award in Australia, the list represents the songs chosen by APRA AMCOS members as the best of 2021.
A cracking list of 20 songs will contend for the title of 2022 Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year. In what remains the largest peer-voted music award in Australia, the list represents the songs chosen by APRA AMCOS members as the finest of 2021. One of these songs will take home the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year accolade when the APRA Music Awards
return for the 40th time to celebrate the songwriters and music publishers that have excelled in the past year.
Twenty-three songwriter members are newcomers to the Song of The Year shortlist: Ngaiire, Jack Grace, Gabriel Strum (Japanese Wallpaper), Liz Stringer, Milan Ring, Tung Yeng, James Iheakanwa (B Wise), Tasman Keith, Roy Kellaway and Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu with two King Stingray songs, Amyl and the Sniffers members Fergus Romer, Amy Taylor and Bryce Wilson, The Kid LAROI, David Le’aupepe, Dominik Borzestowski, Maxwell Dunn & Jung Kim (Gang of Youths), Genesis Owusu, Michael Di Francesco, Andrew Klippel, Julian Sudek, and Budjerah.
2021 shortlisters back in contention for the 2022 Award include Tones And I, Tim Minchin, Rob Hirst, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Matt Corby, Baker Boy, Dallas Woods, and Lime Cordiale’s Louis Leimbach, Oliver Leimbach and David Haddad.
No strangers to APRA Music Awards are Cave & Ellis, Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst, and Angus
and Malcolm Young
with appearances spanning decades.
The final five nominees across all 2022 APRA Music Awards
categories will be revealed in March, with winners announced when the awards ceremony returns to Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 3 May, 2022.
All APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members who voted for the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year are automatically placed into the draw to win cash prizes totalling $5,000 courtesy of Marsh.
Stay tuned for more news on the 2022 APRA Music Awards and the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year.