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APRA MUSIC AWARDS Adds Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Category

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APRA AMCOS is proud to announce two category changes as well as the hosts and Musical Director ahead of the 2024 APRA Music Awards.

In an expansion, the Most Performed Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category has been added to its suite of genre awards based on statistical analysis. As with all the genre categories, the nominees and winners are determined by royalties earned from Australian performances of works across broadcast, digital downloads, streaming services, and live performances.

The Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year category has been renamed Emerging Songwriter of the Year; songwriters in the early stages of their professional careers, who are building significant recognition, with a demonstrated original body of work. The Emerging Songwriter of the Year is assessed by an independent Advisory Group, and the final determination of this Award lies with the APRA Board of Directors.

Songwriter, performer and APRA Board Chair Jenny Morris said: “The introduction of the Most Performed Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category comes in response to popular demand from members and the music industry and has been created to acknowledge the significant commercial and cultural impact of the hard rock/heavy metal genres. The other change, which comes from re-thinking and refining the former Breakthrough Songwriter to Emerging Songwriter of the Year, emphasises that the recipients are in the process of establishing a foothold in the music industry, which is such a vital career stage to acknowledge.”

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