APRA Awards Heading To Brisbane

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APRA Awards Heading To Brisbane


It will be held on Monday June 23 at Brisbane City Hall.

APRA AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle explained, “The caliber of songwriters from Brisbane and world-class industry events like BIGSOUND, make this city a leader in the Australian music industry, It is a perfect place to host our 32nd annual music awards.”

Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, welcomed the APRA Music Awards to Queensland for 2014. “The APRA Music Awards will be a great addition to Queensland’s contemporary music scene. The Queensland Government supports Queensland as a hub for contemporary music, musicians and new music discovery through events such as BIGSOUND.”

In 2014, the awards will introduce another change. They will be moved up to March. According to APRA, “The move from the June timeframe will allow the event to kick off APRA’s annual awards season with a more evenly spaced calendar of events. The date change also better aligns with the availability of Australian artists, who are increasingly on the road for the European and American summer touring season.”

The APRA awards recognize the achievements of songwriters and publishers. Aside from wins in categories as rock, dance, urban, pop and country, they also feature the prestigious peer-voted APRA Song of the Year.

Past winners of Song of the Year have included Yothu Yindi’s Treaty, Silverchair’s Straight Lines, Crowded House’s Four Seasons In A Day, John Butler Trio’s Zebra, Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know and Christine Anu’s My Island Home.

APRA AMCOS will be announcing the short list contenders for the APRA Song of the Year soon.