It’s always a great sign of a healthy music industry where the nominees for the APRA Music Awards are a varied bunch, and this year’s list showcases the depth and breadth of our songwriters and performers.

The fact we have some first-timers mixed in with veteran songwriters also bodes well. All in all, the last twelve months were good for Aussie music.

The 2018 APRA Music Awards will be held on Tuesday 10 April at the ICC, on Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Check out all the nominees below.

SONG OF THE YEAR

Title:Fallin’
Artist:Jessica Mauboy
Writers:Ivy Adara* / PJ Harding pka Thief^ / Louis Schoorl+
Publishers:Kobalt Music Publishing obo Prescription Songs* / Universal Music Publishing^ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo I Am A Sherpa Music, Amsterdam Central Music and Seven Peaks Music+
Title:Firewood and Candles
Artist:Paul Kelly
Writers:Paul Kelly* / Billy Miller
Publisher:Sony/ATV Music Publishing*
Title:Running Second
Artist:Ainslie Wills
Writers:Ainslie Willls / Lawrence Folvig
Publisher:Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Title:Weekends
Artist:Amy Shark
Writer:Amy Shark
Publishers:Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing
Title:What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
Artist:Gang of Youths
Writer:David Le’aupepe
Publisher:Universal Music Publishing

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR