APRA/AMCOS have announced their 36 Australian songwriter finalists and composers for the 2013 Professional Development Awards. These artists are now in the running to receive one of eight PDAs when they are announced on Monday, March 25.
Hundreds of applications were submitted last month and the shortlisted artists were judged by an expert panel made up of Jason Mraz, Josh Pyke, Gary Clark, Troy Cassar-Daley and Sam Hollander who have selected the finalists for 2013.
Congratulations to all these incredible Aussie songwriters! (And goodluck!)
(3 Awards will be given in this category including Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Hip Hop, Dance and R&B)
Andy Bull, Andrew Burford, Thomas Busby, Thomas Calder, Jack Carty, Matt Corby, Husky Gawenda, Georgi Kay, Jordie Lane and Elizabeth Rose
Julian Day, Nirmali Fenn, Alexander Garsden, Daniel Rojas and Chris Williams
Kristin Berardi, Sam Boon, Casey Golden, Steve Newcomb and Matthew Sheens
(please note votes in this category were tied, hence 6 finalists)
Chelsea Basham, Lachlan Bryan, Brad Butcher, Peter Denahy, Morgan Evans and Matt Scullion
FILM & TELEVISION
David Barber, Amy Bastow, Tristan Coelho, Aaron Kenny and Joe Twist
ABORIGINAL TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER (ATSI)
Dewayne Everettsmith, Leah Flanagan, Nathan Lamont, Gina McGill and Warren H Williams