APRA nominations announced

The nominees for the 2011 APRA Awards have been announced, and it seems the last year in Australian music can be summed up by four bands bands: Jet, Birds Of Tokyo, John Butler Trio and Angus & Julia Stone.

Both Jet and Birds Of Tokyo are nominated in the Rock Work Of The Year category alongside FL forum fodder Amy Meredith. Despite breaking ‘Our Delta’s’ heart Brian McFadden has received a nod in the Dance category with fellow hard-hitting beat maker Zoe Badwi

Although classics such as Pendulum’s remix of the ABC News Theme and Thirsty Merc’s All My Life made it onto the longlist for Song Of The Year in March they have not made the final cut, being trumped by the Stone siblings and John Butler Trio.

Rock Work Of The Year:

Baby I’m Getting Better – Gyroscope

Burn Your Name – Powderfinger

Lying – Amy Meredith

Plans – Birds Of Tokyo

Seventeen – Jet

Most Played Song Of The Year:

Burn Your Name – Powderfinger

Close To You – John Butler Trio

One Way Road – John Butler Trio

Plans – Birds Of Tokyo

Seventeen – Jet

Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year:

Birds Of Toyko

The Jezabels

Tame Impala

Dan Sultan/Scott Wilson

Megan Washington

Song Of The Year:

Jet Plane – Angus And Julia Stone

Clap Your Hands – Sia

Little Bird – Kasey Chambers

Plans – Birds Of Tokyo

Revolution – John Butler Trio

International Work Of The Year

California Gurls – Katy Perry

Fireflies – Owl City

Hey Soul Sister – Train

O.M.G – Usher

Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert

Urban Work Of The Year:

Addicted – Bliss N Eso

Down By The River – Bliss N Eso

Light You Burned – Hilltop Hoods

Rapunzel – Drapht

Who’s That Girl – Guy Sebastian Featuring Eve

Dance Work Of The Year:

Chemical Rush – Brian Mcfadden

Free Fallin – Zoe Badwi

Hello – The Potbelleez

Magic Fountain – Art Vs Science

Sometimes – Miami Horror

Country Work Of The Year

Can’t Change A Thing – Catherine Britt

Hell Yeah – Mcalister Kemp

Little Bird – Kasey Chambers

Planet Country – Lee Kernaghan

Wrapped Up Good – The McClymonts

Blues & Roots Work Of The Year:

10:10 – Beautiful Girls

Close To You – John Butler Trio

Don’t Wait – Beautiful Girls

One Way Road – John Butler Trio

Walking – Ash Grunwald