Lo­cal artists on list for Song of The Year

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

TWO North­ern Rivers artists have been named as fi­nal­ists in the Song of the Year com­pe­ti­tion 2018.

APRA AMCOS re­vealed the Top 20 con­tenders for the cov­eted APRA Song of the Year, as voted by APRA song­writer and pub­lisher mem­bers.

One of the strong­est and most di­verse list of songs in re­cent his­tory, the Top 20 has com­po­si­tions by a host of pow­er­ful song­writ­ers in­clud­ing Amy Shark, Tash Sul­tana, Stu Macken­zie, Alex La­hey, Stella Don­nelly and Vera Blue.

They sit along­side tracks by trail­blaz­ers Paul Kelly, Jen Clo­her and Tim Rogers.

By­ron Shire res­i­dents Bernard Fan­ning and An­gus Stone are in the list, plus Sul­tana who moved from the Shire about a week ago.

Fan­ning was nom­i­nated from his song Isn’t It a Pity, from his 2017 Bru­tal Dawn al­bum, recorded in his Tya­garah stu­dio, La Cueva.

An­gus and Ju­lia Stone have been short­listed for Snow, a song from their 2017 al­bum of the same name.

The al­bum was recorded in An­gus’s By­ron Shire cot­tage stu­dio.

The 20-song short­list will now go to the Song of the Year Vot­ing Acad­emy which will de­ter­mine the fi­nal five nom­i­nees and ul­ti­mate win­ner from the Top 20.

The nom­i­nees will be an­nounced in early March and the win­ner at the 2018 APRA Mu­sic Awards in Syd­ney in April.


MU­SIC MASTER: By­ron shire res­i­dent Bernard Fan­ning is up for an APRA Song of the Year Award.

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