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Sheppard, Dan Sultan, 5SOS and Sia lead 2015 APRA Music Award nominations with multiple nods!

Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.

Dan Sultan also has three APRA Music Award nominations this year, up for 'Song of the Year' and 'Rock Work of the Year' - songs "Under Your Skin" and "The Same Man" both up for the Rock Award.

Two special gongs in the 'Songwriter of the Year' and the 'Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music' award will be presented at the March 24th ceremony in Sydney by the APRA AMCOS Board of Directors, as will the award for 'Most Played Australian Work Overseas'.

Congratulations to all the nominees! The APRA Music Awards will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on March 24th, hosted by RockWiz's Brian Nankervis.

2015 APRA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

SONG OF THE YEAR

Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning - "Bittersweet"
Writers: Kasey Chambers, Bernard Fanning

Sia - "Chandelier"
Writers: Sia, Jesse Shatkin

Sheppard - "Geronimo"
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard

Dan Sultan - "Kimberley Calling"
Writers: Dan Sultan

The Veronicas - "You Ruin Me"
Writers: Anthony Egizii, David Musumesci, Jessica Origliasso, Lisa Origliasso

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Chet Faker

The Preatures
Writers: Isabella Manfredi, Jack Moffitt, Gideon Bensen, Thomas Champion, Luke Davidson

Sheppard
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard

M-Phazes

5 Seconds of Summer
Writers: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin

Troye Sivan

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK

Sia - "Chandelier"
Writers: Sia, Jesse Shatkin

Sheppard - "Geronimo"
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard

Guy Sebastian - "Like A Drum"
Writers: Guy Sebastian, David Harris, Romain Lorenzo, Samuel Martin

5 Seconds of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect"
Writers: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin

Joel Fletcher ft. Savage - "Swing" (Joel Fletcher Remix)
Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan, Demetrius Savelio, Nathan Holmes, Aaron Ngawhika

BLUES AND ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR

Halfway - "Dulcify"
Writers: John Busby, Christopher Dale, Liam Fitzpatrick, Noel Fitzpatrick, Elwin Hawtin, Benjamin Johnson, Luke Peacock, John Willsteed

Angus & Julia Stone - "Get Home"
Writers: Angus Stone, Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone - "Heart Beats Slow"
Writers: Angus Stone, Julia Stone

John Butler Trio - "Livin' in the City"
Writers: John Butler

Kim Churchill - "Window to the Sky"
Writers: Kim Churchill

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

Adam Brand - "Freedom Rebels"
Writers: Adam Brand, Barry Dean, Troyh Verges

Adam Eckersley Band - "Give Her the World"
Writers: Adam Eckersley, Danelle Leverett, Jason Reeves

The McClymonts - "Going Under (Didn't Have To)"
Writers: Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont, Lindsay Rimes

The McClymonts - "Here's to You and I"
Writers: Stuart Crichton, Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont

Morgan Evans - "One Eye for an Eye"
Writers: Morgan Evans, Mark Wells

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

Neon Jungle - "Braveheart"
Writers: Cassie Davis, Sean Mullins

Flume & Chet Faker - "Drop the Game"
Writers: Flume, Chet Faker

Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar - "High"
Writers: Adam Hyde, Sam Littlemore, Nicole Millar, Reuben Styles

Joel Fletcher ft. Savage - "Swing" (Joel Fletcher Remix)
Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan, Demetrius Savelio, Nathan Holmes, Aaron Ngawhika

The Aston Shuffle - "Tear It Down"
Writers: Kaelyn Behr, Mikah Freeman, Vance Musgrove, Amanda Ghost

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

Taylor Henderson - "Borrow My Heart"
Writers: Alex Hope, Louis Schoorl, Hayley Warner

Sia - "Chandelier"
Writers: Sia, Jesse Shatkin

Sheppard - "Geronimo"
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard

Guy Sebastian - "Like a Drum"
Writers: Guy Sebastian, David Harris, Romain Lorenzo, Samuel Martin

5 Seconds of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect"
Writers: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR

Stonefield - "Love You Deserve"
Writers: Amy Findlay, Hannah Findlay, Holly Findlay, Sarah Findlay

Kingswood - "Sucker Punch"
Writers: Alexander Laska

The Jezabels - "The End"
Writers: Nikolas Kaloper, Samuel Lockwood, Hayley Mary, Heather Shannon

Dan Sultan - "The Same Man"
Writers: Pip Norman, Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan - "Under Your Skin"
Writers: Alexander Burnett, Dan Sultan, Pip Norman

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR

360 ft. Pez - "Live it Up"
Writers: 360, Kaelyn Behr, Pez, Dennis Dowlut, Nicholas Martin

Bliss n Eso ft. Ceekay Jones - "My Life"
Writers: Max McKinnon, Jonathan Notley, Matthew Kirk, Nigel Kirk, Ebony West

360 ft. Gossling - "Price of Fame"
Writers: 360, Kaelyn Behr

Illy ft. Scarlett Stevens - "Tightrope"
Writers: Illy, M-Phazes

Hilltop Hoods ft. Maverick Sabre - "Won't Let You Down"
Writers: Barry Francis, Matthew Lambert, Daniel Smith, James Diamond, Tony Hymas, Cameron Ludik, Michael Stafford

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR

Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
Writers: Pharrell Williams

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - "Rather Be"
Writers: Grace Chatto, Nicole Marshall, James Napier, Jack Patterson

Magic! - "Rude"
Writers: Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Mark Pellizzer, Ben Spivak, Alexander Tanasijczuk

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Writers: Jeffrey Lynne, James Napier, Tom Petty, William Phillips, Sam Smith

Eminem ft. Rihanna - "The Monster"
Writers: Marshall Mathers, Maki Athanasiou, Jonathan Bellion, Robyn Fenty, Bryan Fryzel, Aaron Kleinstub, Bleta Rexha