Producers, songwriter and A&Rs, those “ideas” men and women, studio hogs and shadow-dwelling hitmakers, are getting a much-deserved shout out for their efforts.

And Sarah Aarons is among them.

Los Angeles weekly Variety, which, along with The Hollywood Reporter, is the go-to trade title for professionals in the film and TV industries, is saluting “those who contributed in no small part to the soundtrack of the last year,” the behind-the-scenes types whose magic helped conjure the industry’s big lift.

Aarons, the Melbourne-raised, L.A.-based songwriter, waves the flag for Australia with a special nod for her work on “The Middle,” the record-breaking country-meets-EDM track produced by Zedd and featuring Grey and Maren Morris (the track recently set a new record for the longest stint atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, at 28 weeks).


Make no mistake, Aarons is on fire right now. The 24-year-old is working with the cream of the international music community, from Flume to Demi Lovato, Jessie Ware, Peking Duk and many more. She’s an APRA ambassador, she scooped the society’s breakthrough songwriter of the year award was recently tapped by LA Weekly as one of The 20 Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music Right Now.