Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps a phenomenal year with four nominations at the 2004 Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Awards. The ceremony, to be held May 24, is moving to Melbourne'
Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps a phenomenal year with four nominations at the 2004 Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Awards. The ceremony, to be held May 24, is moving to Melbourne's Regent Theater from Sydney, its host city for the past eight years.
Two of Goodrem's songs, "Innocent Eyes"(Sony/ATV/EMI Music Publishing) and "Born To Try" (Sony/ATV Music Publishing), are up for most performed Australian work. "Innocent Eyes," which she co-wrote with songwriter/producer Vince Pizzinga, is also in the running for song of the year. Goodrem's hit "Lost Without You", written by Bridget Benenate and Matthew (EMI Music/Warner Chappell Music), is in the most performed foreign work category.
Goodrem's APRA nominated songs are from her record-breaking Sony Music debut album, "Innocent Eyes." In December 2003, the set notched the longest stay (29 weeks) at No. 1 for a domestic album on the Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) charts. It has since registered shipments across Europe in excess of one million units, according to the IFPI.
The other nominees vying for APRA's song of the year are Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (Universal Music Publishing), Silverchair's "Across the Night" (Sony/ATV Music), indie crossover acts the Waifs' "Lighthouse" and John Butler Trio's "Zebra". Neither the Waifs nor the Butler Trio are signed for publishing.
Powderfinger's "On My Mind" (Festival Music) will contest the most performed Australian work category, along with Candice Alley's "Falling" (Mushroom Music) and Amiel's "Lovesong" (Festival Music).
Nominations in six categories are voted on by 14,000 APRA members. The association's board votes on the songwriter of the year, the Ted Albert Award for outstanding achievement and the breakthrough award.