APRA Battle Begins
2009 looks like it could be a breakthrough year for Kate Miller-Heidke.
Having just won the prestigious (and lucrative) 'International Songwriting Competition' for 'Caught In the Crowd', she's now been nominated for APRA's highest honour.
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) are responsible for collecting royalties due every time their material is broadcast on radio, in an elevator or anywhere else. The awards are sort of a big deal, and the biggest award on the night is Song of The Year. Kate Miller-Heidke ('Can’t Shake It'), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ('Dig Lazarus Dig'), Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson ('Rattlin’ Bones'), Empire Of The Sun ('Walking On A Dream') and The Living End ('White Noise') are all nominated for the 2009 award.
APRA awards all kinds of categories every year, including Highest Selling Album, Most Commercially Played Australian Work, and Artist Of The Year. We don't have room here to list all the nominees, but you can see the entire selection at the official website: www.apra-amcos.com.au
Last year's APRA Award for Song of the year went to Silverchair for 'Straight Lines'. This year's awards will be announced June 23.