Local artists on list for Song of The Year
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.