Latest News

4bu-hero-bestofweb.jpg

Flume leads APRA Music Award nominations

flumeleadsapramusicawards.jpg

Flume poses in the press room with the award for best dance/electronic album for "Skin" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Flume isn't quite done winning all the awards. The Australian electronic artist, who recently won a Grammy for best Dance/Electronica album and took home eight ARIA Awards last year, is now the leading nominee at the upcoming APRA Music Awards in Australia.

The electronic artist, real name Harley Streten, has been nominated four times in the prestigious music awards in the categories of Most Played Australian Work and Dance Work of the Year for both Say It and Never Be Like You.

The annual awards which celebrate songwriters are in their 35th year with a few previous winners competing for more prizes at the ceremony in Sydney next month.

Adelaide's Sia Furler who already has seven APRA music awards has three nominations this year for Most Played Australian Work for Cheap Thrills and Pop Work of the Year for her songs Alive and Cheap Thrills.

Heavyweights of Australian music Hilltop Hoods, The Veronicas, Nick Murphy (previously known as Chet Faker) and Troye Sivan are all up for two awards.

The nominees for the coveted Song of the Year includes Tim Minchin with his socially charged song Come Home (Cardinal Pell) and also Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds for Skeleton Tree from the band's 16th album of the same name.

For the first time a voting academy made up of previous nominees of the award including The Preatures' Isabella Manfredi and Jack Moffitt, Katie Noonan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Paul Mac, will determine the winner of Song of the Year.

Songwriter of the Year will be decided upon by the APRA board of directors.

*The APRA Music Awards will take place at the ICC in Sydney on April 3 and will be hosted by Julia Zemiro.

APRA Song of the Year nominees:

Adore - Amy Shark / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes*

Come Home (Cardinal Pell) - Tim Minchin

Pool Party - Julia Jacklin

Satan - D.D Dumbo (real name Oliver Perry)

Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

© AAP 2017

You may also like...

Troll Free Day

Troll Free Day

  “I’ve made a noose Mel and it belongs around your neck, I can’t wait to watch you take your last breath.” “I’m going to gut...

Childers Colour Chaos

Childers Colour Chaos

Childers Colour Chaos - Colour Run Entry Timeline: • Entries will open on Friday 10 February, 2017 • Entries close Monday 13 March, 2017...

Lifeline Book Fest

Lifeline Book Fest

Lifeline are holding their 16th Book Fest to raise money to support Lifeline Crisis Support Services. This year we are adding a $2 Clothing Sale to...

The Queens Offers Sympathy

The Queens Offers Sympathy

Following Wednesday’s terrorist incident in central-London, which left four dead and approximately 40 injured, England’s reigning monarch has...


Alex the Astronaut lives up to her name

in Entertainment News Section
Imagine there was an astronaut who was also extremely good at playing soccer and writing music. Alex Lynn from Chatswood in NSW is that person. She hasn't quite made it to space yet, but considering… read more >

Love Actually actors launch sequel promo

in Entertainment News Section
A new teaser trailer for the much anticipated Love Actually sequel filmed in aid of Comic Relief sees actor Andrew Lincoln brandishing his famous flash cards as the cast also poke fun at one of the… read more >
bigstock Blue ribbon on dark background low

SBS host Anton Enus reveals he has cancer

in Entertainment News Section
SBS World News presenter Anton Enus has revealed he has bowel cancer. In a piece written for Fairfax Media, Enus said he was given the diagnosis after a tumour was found during a colonoscopy last… read more >
Lindsay Lohan 2010

Lindsay Lohan to host new reality TV series

in Entertainment News Section
The once troubled actress announced on Tuesday that she’s preparing to launch a new prank reality TV series, The Anti-Social Network. The show follows Lohan as she causes havoc on contestants’ social… read more >
20160715001273341185 minihighres

More Breaking Bad characters to return

in Entertainment News Section
Breaking Bad may have ended but fans can expect to see characters from the beloved show return in the new season of spin-off Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk, who plays shady lawyer Saul Goodman in… read more >
20140507000947518031 minihighres

Filming starts on Offspring season seven

in Entertainment News Section
The Proudmans are back as filming has begun in Melbourne on the seventh season of Offspring. Stars Asher Keddie (Nina) and Kat Stewart (Billie) are returning with the new season picking up just weeks… read more >
20170319001300696978 minihighres

Chuck Berry's final album to be released

in Entertainment News Section
Chuck Berry's final album will feature his first new recordings in nearly 40 years and collaborations with his children and grandson. The veteran musician, who died on Saturday at the age of 90,… read more >
20130625000725563094 minihighres

Sarah Blasko is going it alone

in Entertainment News Section
In over a decade of making music, Sarah Blasko has never toured by herself. The singer-songwriter put out her first album in 2004, The Overture & The Underscore, but on every tour since then she's… read more >
20110220000300102389 minihighres

Beresford to direct 'Ladies in Black'

in Entertainment News Section
Bruce Beresford will direct a film version of the successful Australian stage show Ladies in Black. The hit show which featured more than 20 original songs by Tim Finn was staged in Brisbane,… read more >
20101104000271941159-minihighres.jpg

Robert Downey Jnr to Play Famous Doctor

in Entertainment News Section
Description: Robert Downey Jnr arriving at the UK Premiere of Due Date, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Copyright Doug Peters EMPICS Entertainment. Credit: AAP Doug Peters Robert Downey Jr.… read more >