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1996 MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The APRA Music Awards had a hiatus in 1997

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Title: CAROLINE
Artist: Badloves
Writer: Debra Byrne, Michael Spiby
Publishers: Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: PICK YOU UP
Artist: Powderfinger
Writers: Jonathan Coghill, John Collins, Bernard Fanning, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton
Publisher: Polygram Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: WAKING UP TIRED
Artist: Hoodoo Gurus
Writers: David Faulkner, Bradley Shepherd
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: WASN'T IT GOOD
Artist: Tina Arena
Writers: Tina Arena, Robert Parde, Heather Field*
Publishers: Standard Music Pty Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd*
 
Title: WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW
Artists: Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue
Writer: Nick Cave
Publisher: Polygram Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
MOST PERFORMED AUSTRALIAN WORK:
Title: APPLE EYES
Artist: Swoop
Writers: Joshua Beagley, Roland Kapferer, Alexander Hewetson, Fiona Ta'Akimoeaka
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: CAROLINE
Artist: Badloves
Writers: Debra Byrne, Michael Spiby
Publishers: Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: UNDER THE WATER
Artist: Merril Bainbridge
Writers: Merril Bainbridge, Owen Bolwell, Stanley Paulzen
Publisher: Sapphire Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: WASN'T IT GOOD
Artist: Tina Arena
Writers: Tina Arena, Robert Parde, Heather Field*
Publishers: Standard Music Pty Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd*
 
Title: WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW
Artists: Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue
Writer: Nick Cave
Publisher: Polygram Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
MOST PERFORMED FOREIGN WORK:
Title: AS I LAY ME DOWN
Artist: Sophie B Hawkins
Writer: Sophie B Hawkins (ASCAP)
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: FAIRGROUND
Artist: Simply Red
Writer: Mick Hucknall (PRS)
Publisher: EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: GIVE ME ONE REASON
Artist: Tracy Chapman
Writer: Tracy Chapman (ASCAP)
Publisher: EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: KISS FROM A ROSE
Artist: Seal
Writer: Henry Samuel (PRS)
Publisher: MCA Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: LET'S GROOVE
Artist: CDB
Writers: Maurice White (ASCAP), Wayne Vaughn (ASCAP)
Publishers: EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd / Campbell Connelly Australia Pty Ltd
 
MOST PERFORMED COUNTRY WORK:
Title: DON'T CALL WAGGA WAGGA WAGGA
Artist: Jim Haynes
Writers: Gregory Champion, James Haynes*
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd*
 
Title: NINE MILE RUN
Artist: Tania Kernaghan
Writers: Colin Buchanan, Tania Kernaghan*, Fiona Kernaghan*
Publishers: Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd / Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd*
 
Title: 1959
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers: Garth Porter, Lee Kernaghan
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: SKINNY DIPPIN
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers: Garth Porter*, Lee Kernaghan*, Colin Buchanan**, Lawrence Minson
Publishers: Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd* / Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd**
 
Title: SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
Artist: Shanley Del
Writers: Shanley Del Gregory*, Steven Daily (ASCAP)
Publisher: MMA Music Australia Pty Ltd*
 
MOST PERFORMED CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION:
Title: FANTASY
Artist: Laura Chislett from "The Flute In Orbit"
Writer: Helen Gifford
Publisher: EMI Allans Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: FLOWER SONGS
Artist: Song Company and Friends from "The Green CD"
Writer: Ross Edwards
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Pty Ltd
 
Title: IN THE SHUBBERY (CANTATA)
Artist: Song Company and Friends from "The Green CD"
Writer: Anthony Bremner
 
Title: SONATA FOR HARP
Artist: Marshall Maguire from "Awakening"
Writer: The Late Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Publisher: G Schirmer Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: TO HIS SERVANT BACH GOD GRANTS A FINAL GLIMPSE - THE MORNING STAR
Artist: Marshall Maguire from "Awakening"
Writer: Graeme Koehne
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (Australia) Pty Ltd
 
MOST PERFORMED JAZZ WORK:
Title: EE YOO HOO
Artist: Coco's Lunch
Writer: Nicola Eveleigh
 
Title: FUTURES
Artist: DIG
Writers: Samuel Dixon/Scott Saunders/James Robertson/Timothy Rollinson/ Terepai Richmond
Publisher: Polygram Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: MAMBO GUMBO
Artist: Wanderlust
Writer: Miroslav Bukovsky
 
Title: TATA
Artist: Wanderlust
Writer: Francisco Hevia
 
Title: UNTIL
Artist: Carl Orr
Writers: Carl Orr*/Renee Geyer (ASCAP)**
Publishers: MMA Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd* / EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd**
 
BEST TELEVISION THEME :
Title: BLUE MURDER
Writer: Peter Best (Theme and Background)
 
Title: BORDERTOWN
Writer: Guy Gross (Theme and Background)
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: BREAKING THE ICE
Writer: Robert Moss (Theme and Background)
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing
 
Title: CORRELLI
Writer: Christopher Neal (Theme and Background)
Publisher: Screensong Pty Ltd
 
Title: GP
Writer: Mario Millo (Theme and Background)
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: MERCURY
Writer: John Clifford White (Theme and Background)
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title: RPA
Writer: Geoffrey J Harvey (Theme only)
 
Title: WATER RATS
Writer: Leslie Gock (Theme only) Background various
Publisher: Polygram Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 
BEST FILM SCORE:
Title: ALL MEN ARE LIARS
Writers: Mark Moffatt/Wayne Goodwin
Publisher: Screensong Pty Ltd
 
Title: ANGEL BABY
Writer: John Clifford White
Publisher: Screensong Pty Ltd
 
Title: BABE
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Writer: Nigel Westlake
Publisher: MCA Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: DAD & DAVE ON OUR SELECTION
Writer: Peter Best
 
Title: LILIAN'S STORY
Artist: Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra
Writer: Cezary Skubiszewski
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: MUSHROOMS
Writer: Paul Grabowsky
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
 
Title: TALK
Writer: John Clifford White
Publisher: Screensong Pty Ltd
 
Title: THAT EYE THE SKY
Writers: David Bridie/John Phillips
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
MOST PERFORMED CHILDREN'S WORK:
Title: GRAND FAIRIES BALL
Artist: Christine Hutchinson
Writer: Christine Hutchinson
Publisher: Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd
 
Title: GROWIN' UP STRONG
Artist: Wendy Notley
Writers: Wendy Notley/Donna Ross/Al Rony/Barbara Notley
 
Title: HOOLEY DOOLEYS
Artist: Hooley Dooleys
Writers: David Butts/Antoine Demarest/Bruce Thorburn
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing
 
Title: JUST HANG LOOSE
Artist: Incy Wincy
Writers: Graham Sattler/Leonie Cambage
Publisher: ABC Music Publishing
 
Title: WAKE UP JEFF
Artist: Wiggles
Writers: Murray Cook/Jeffrey Fatt/Anthony Field/Gregory Page
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd