APRA Music Awards of 2008

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The Australasian Performing Right Association Awards of 2008 (generally known as APRA Awards) are a series of awards which include the APRA Music Awards, Classical Music Awards, and Screen Music Awards. The APRA Music Awards ceremony occurred on 16 June at the Sydney Hilton, they were presented by APRA and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS).[1] The Classical Music Awards were distributed in July in Sydney and are sponsored by APRA and the Australian Music Centre (AMC).[2] The Screen Music Awards were issued in November by APRA and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).[3]

Awards[edit]

Nominees and winners with results indicated on the right.

APRA Music Awards[edit]

Song of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[4][5]
"1234" Feist Sally Seltmann, Leslie Feist Nominated
"20 Good Reasons" Thirsty Merc Rai Thistlethwayte Nominated
"Better Than" The John Butler Trio John Butler Nominated
"Lost and Running" Powderfinger Jonathon Coghill, John Collins, Bernard Fanning, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton Nominated
"Straight Lines" Silverchair Daniel Johns, Julian Hamilton Won

Songwriters of the Year

Writer Result
[6]
Daniel Johns Won

Breakthrough Songwriter Award

Writer Result
[6]
Sally Seltmann Won

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

Name Result
[6]
Roger Davies Won

Most Played Australian Work

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][7]
"20 Good Reasons" Thirsty Merc Rai Thistlethwayte Nominated
"Light Surrounding You" Evermore Dann Hume, Jon Hume Nominated
"Lost and Running" Powderfinger Jonathon Coghill, John Collins, Bernard Fanning, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton Nominated
"New York" Eskimo Joe Stuart MacLeod, Joel Quartermain, Kav Temperley Nominated
"Straight Lines" Silverchair Daniel Johns, Julian Hamilton Won

Most Played Australian Work Overseas

Title Artist Writer Result
[6]
"Woman" Wolfmother Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross, Myles Heskett Won

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][8]
"Funky Tonight" The John Butler Trio John Butler Nominated
"Good Excuse" The John Butler Trio John Butler Won
"I Thought About You" The Beautiful Girls Matthew McHugh Nominated
"I’ve Been Loving You Too Long" The Hiptones Narmon Tulsi, Paul Wimbles, Stephen Smith Nominated
"La" Old Man River Ohad Rein Nominated

Country Work of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][9]
"Everything's Going to be Alright" Troy Cassar-Daley Troy Cassar-Daley, Don Walker Won
"Higher Than Heaven" James Blundell James Blundell, Lyndsay Hammond Nominated
"Rockin' the Rig" Travis Sinclair Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter Nominated
"Run Away" Carter and Carter Merelyn Carter, David Carter Nominated
"Spirit of the Bush" Lee Kernaghan featuring Adam Brand and Steve Forde Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter Nominated

Dance Work of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][10]
"Don't You Wanna Feel" Rogue Traders Jamie Appleby, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Steven Davis, Dougal Drummond Nominated
"In Love Again" Rogue Traders Jamie Appleby, Melinda Appleby, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith Won
"The Others" TV Rock vs the Dukes of Windsor Cory Blight, Scott Targett, Jack Weaving Nominated
"Pictures" Sneaky Sound System Angus McDonald, Connie Mitchell Nominated
"UFO" Sneaky Sound System Angus McDonald, Connie Mitchell Nominated

Jazz Work of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][11]
"Away" Stephen Magnusson Stephen Magnusson Nominated
"Ceremony" Matt McMahon Trio Matt McMahon Nominated
"Eucalypso" The Moovin' and Groovin' Orchestra Kenneth Schroder Won
"More Spare Time" Colin Hopkins Colin Hopkins Nominated
"Postcard from Footscray" Way Out West Peter Knight Nominated

Urban Work of the Year

Title Artist Writer Result
[6][12]
"All Night Long" Joel Turner Joel Turner, Stanley Campbell, Chris Heiner, Israel Cruz Nominated
"City of Dreams" Joel Turner featuring C4 & KNO Joel Turner, Shaunn Diamond, Chris Heiner, Kitchener Wesche Nominated
"Dr Love" The Bumblebeez Christopher Colonna, Pia Colonna Nominated
"In the Basement" Jade MacRae Jade MacRae, Arnthor Birgisson Won
"What a Great Night" Hilltop Hoods Barry Francis, Matthew Lambert, Daniel Smith Nominated

Classical Music Awards[edit]

Best Composition by an Australian Composer

Title Composer Result
[13][14]
So We Begin Afresh Damien Ricketson Nominated
Micrographia Michael Smetanin Nominated
Piano Sonata No.3 Carl Vine Nominated
The Last Whale Colin Bright Won
The Love of the Nightingale Richard Mills Nominated

Best Performance of an Australian Composition

Title Composer Performer Result
[13][14]
Rare Sugar Nigel Westlake The Australia Ensemble, Catherine McCorkill (clarinetist) Won
Sonatina for Solo Violin Andrew Schultz Jennifer Pike Nominated
Piano Sonata No. 3 Carl Vine Elizabeth Schumann Nominated
O Antiphons Raffæle Marcellino The Song Company Nominated
The Lost Art of Letter Writing Brett Dean Frank Peter Zimmermann (violinist), Munich Philharmonic, Jonathan Nott (conductor) Nominated

Instrumental Work of the Year

Title Composer Performer Result
[13][14]
More Marimba Dances Ross Edwards Claire Edwardes Nominated
Walk a Golden Mile Mark Isaacs Mark Isaacs (piano), James Muller (electric & acoustic guitars), Jay Anderson (acoustic bass), Vinni Colaiuta (drums), Bob Sheppard (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones) Won
Waltz for Melanie Mark Isaacs Mark Isaacs (piano), James Muller (electric & acoustic guitars), Jay Anderson (acoustic bass), Vinni Colaiuta (drums), Bob Sheppard (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones) Nominated

Long-Term Contribution to the Advancement of Australian Music

Artist or Organisation Result
[13][14]
Gwen Bennett Nominated
Richard Letts Won
Sally Mays Nominated
Sonic Art Ensemble (The Seymour Group) Nominated
The Song Company Nominated

Orchestral Work of the Year

Title Composer Performer Result
[13][14]
90 Minutes Circling the Earth Stuart Greenbaum Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly (conductor) Won
Cantilena Pacifica Richard Meale Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Erica Kennedy (violin), Richard Mills (conductor) Nominated
Glass Soldier Suite Nigel Westlake Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Payne (cornet), Jean-Louis Forestier (conductor) Nominated
Musaic Anne Cawrse Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Field (conductor) Nominated
Oboe Concertante Margaret Sutherland Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Tancibudek (oboe), Patrick Thomas (conductor) Nominated
Trumpet Concerto James Ledger West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Elton (trumpet), Sachio Fujioka (conductor) Nominated

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

Individual Work Result
[13][14]
Andrew Ford composer, writer, educator and broadcaster in Australia and overseas Nominated
Ian Munro contribution to Australian performance and composition in 2007 Won

Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation

Organisation Work Result
[13][14]
Halcyon, Synergy Percussion and Ensemble Offspring collaboration in Tehillim Nominated
International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) concerts presented at the 2007 international conference (Sydney) Nominated
Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, Nicole Canham, Pro Musica Inc 2007 Canberra International Chamber Music Festival Nominated
Tura New Music 2007 festival, touring program, its advocacy and support in Western Australia Won
West Australian Symphony Orchestra Concerto Project Nominated

Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education

Organisation Work Result
[13][14]
The Griffyn Ensemble's Mentoring Program 2007 activities Nominated
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's ArtPlay ensemble touring program and music theatre project Hunger Won
Sydney Symphony Education Program 2007 Sinfonietta Project Nominated
The Song Company MODART professional development project Nominated

Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area

Organisation Work Result
[13][14]
Australian Voices 2007 Australian Voices Festival (Kenilworth, Queensland) Won
Peter Lynch, Murray Conservatorium (Albury Wodonga) inspired commitment to Australian Music Nominated

Vocal or Choral Work of the Year

Title Composer Performer Result
[13][14]
"Carol of the Font" from Soul Architecture Cycle Becky Llewellyn Syntony Nominated
Symphony No. 4 "Star Chant" Ross Edwards, Fred Watson Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills (conductor); Adelaide Chamber Singers, Carl Crossin (director); Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Timothy Sexton (director) Won

Screen Music Awards[edit]

Best Feature Film Score

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Children of the Silk Road David Hirschfelder Won
Rogue Francois Tetaz Nominated
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Nick Cave, Warren Ellis Nominated
Unfinished Sky Antony Partos Nominated

Best Music for an Advertisement

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Australian Rugby Union – "Men of Gold" Mark Rivett, Haydn Walker Nominated
Herringbone – "Hands" Elliott Wheeler Won
LMFF – "Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival" (2008) Robert Burke, Benjamin Grayson Nominated
SBS Station ID – "Six Billion Stories & Counting" Roger Mason, Bryony Marks Nominated

Best Music for Children's Television

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Animalia – "Butterfly Winter" Christopher Elves Won
Dogstar - "Episode 24" Yuri Worontschak Nominated
Gumnutz: A Juicy Tale Clive Harrison Nominated
Pirate Islands the Lost Treasure of Fiji Art Phillips Nominated

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Halal Mate – "Episode 1 – Afifas Match" Michael Den Elzen Nominated
Last Trimate Caitlin Yeo Nominated
Night Cezary Skubiszewski Won
Secrets of the Forbidden City Brett Aplin Nominated

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
East West 101 - "Episode 1" Guy Gross Nominated
Emerald Falls Richard Pleasance Won
Indonesia a Reporter's Journey – "Episode 1A difficult engagement" Scott Saunders Nominated

Best Music for a Short Film

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Noir Drive Geoffrey Russell Won
Shot Open Rachel Gaudry Nominated
The Funk Paul Gillett Nominated
The Ground Beneath Jonathan Nix, Miles Nicholas Nominated

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Series or Serial Episode title Composer Result
[15][16]
City Homicide "Episode 14" Richard Pleasance Nominated
Summer Heights High "Episode 8" Jason Catherine, Chris Lilley, Bryony Marks Nominated
Underbelly "Episode 5" Burkhard Dallwitz Won
Who Do You Think You Are? "Episode 2" Ash Gibson Greig Nominated

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Song title Work Composer Result
[15][16]
"Free Falling 2" Night Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski, Andy Baldwin, Clairanne Brown, Jules Pascoe Nominated
"It’s a Jungle Out There" Underbelly Burkhard Dallwitz Nominated
"The Greatest Act in History" The Black Balloon Michael Yezerski Nominated
"When We Get There" The Black Balloon Josh Pyke, Michael Yezerski Won

Best Soundtrack Album

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
East of Everything Greg J. Walker Nominated
Rogue Francois Tetaz Nominated
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Nick Cave, Warren Ellis Nominated
The Black Balloon Michael Yezerski Won

Best Television Theme

Title Composer Result
[15][16]
Elders David Chapman Nominated
Summer Heights High Chris Lilley Nominated
The Gruen Transfer David Chapman Nominated
Underbelly Burkhard Dallwitz Won

International Achievement Award

Artist Result
[15][16]
Garry McDonald, Laurie Stone Won

Most Performed Screen Composer - Australia

Composer Result
[15][16]
Les Gock Nominated
Jay Stewart Won
Neil Sutherland Nominated
Dinesh Wickremeratne Nominated

Most Performed Screen Composer - Overseas

Composer Result
[15][16]
Alastair Ford Nominated
Guy Gross Nominated
Chris Pettifer Nominated
Neil Sutherland Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Classical Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Nominations for Song of the Year - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Previous Winners Song of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2008 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Most Played Australian Work - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Blues & Roots Work of the Year Nominations - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Country Work of the Year nominations - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Dance Work of the Year nomination - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Jazz Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Urban Work of the Year nomination - 2008". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
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  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2008 Finalists - Classical Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2008 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 

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