The musical marvels of last year have been announced as nominees for the APRA Music Awards. Birds of Tokyo and Vance Joy have been tipped as frontrunners for the accolade of peer voted Song of the Year.

First time nominees include The Preatures, Flume, The Drones, Nicholas Wolfe, Sheppard, Chelsea Basham, Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s Barry Deenick, Nathaniel, Tania Doko and more.

10 categories will represent genres across the board, seeking to acknowledge and award the best songwriters of 2013.

SONG OF THE YEAR:
THE DRONES- A moat you can stand in
THE PREATURES- Is This How You Feel?
BIRDS OF TOKYO- Lanterns
MATT CORBY- Resolution
VANCE JOY- Riptide
BREAKTHROUGH SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR:
JAMES KEOGH (VANCE JOY)
JONO MA AND GABRIEL WINTERFIELD (JAGWAR MA)
KYLIE SACKLEY
LOUIS SCHOORL
PAUL BENDER / SIMON MAVIN / PERRIN MOSS / NAOMI SAALFIELD (HIATUS

BLUES AND ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR:
AVENGER- The Bamboos
GET YOU OUT OF HERE- Busby Marou
LUCK- Busby Marou
LYGON STREET MELTDOWN- Melbourne Ska Orchestra
ONLY ONE- John Butler Trio

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR:
BE WITH YOU TONIGHT- O’Shea
FLYING WITH THE KING- Lee Kernaghan
THANK YOU ANGELS- O’Shea
THE GIRL, THE BOTTLE, THE MEMORY- The Wolfe Brothers
I LEARNED THE HARD WAY- Chelsea Basham

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR:
ALIVE- Empire of the Sun
BRING IT BACK- Will Sparks & Joel Fletcher
HOLDN ON- Flume
PROMISES- The Presets
SAVED IN A BOTTLE- The Potbelleez

POP WORK OF THE YEAR:
LET ME DOWN EASY- Sheppard
RESOLUTION- Matt Corby
RIPTIDE- Vance Joy
WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME- Samantha Jade
YOU- Nathaniel

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR:
BATTLESHIPS- Bernard Fanning
LANTERNS- Birds of Tokyo
SOUTHERN SUN- Boy & Bear
TELL ME HOW IT ENDS- Bernard Fanning
WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS QUIET- Birds of Tokyo

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR:
ACT YOUR AGE- Bliss n Eso featuring Bluejuice
HOUSE OF DREAMS- Bliss N Eso
ON AND ON- Illy
RUN ALONE- 360
YOUNGBLOODS- Illy

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK:
LANTERNS- Birds of Tokyo
LET ME DOWN EASY- Sheppard
RESOLUTION- Matt Corby
RIPTIDE- Vance Joy
YOU- Nathaniel

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR:
BLURRED LINES- Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
CAN’T HOLD US- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD- Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
LET HER GO- Passenger
POMPEII- Bastille

The awards will take place on the 9th of July, airing at 8pm on MAX (Avaliable on Foxtel).
An encore will be broadcast on 13th July at 10pm.