Amy Bastow named as a finalist in the Film and Television category of the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards
36 songwriters and composers have been announced as finalists in the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) and are now one step closer to becoming Australia’s next musical success story.
The finalists’ list features a mix of songwriters and composers including some that are already on the rise. From Matt Corby, Husky Gawenda, Thomas Busby, Leah Flanagan and Elizabeth Rose to experimental classical composer Julian Day, country music star Morgan Evans, screen composer Amy Bastow and Casey Golden who is making his mark on the Australian jazz scene.
A panel of high profile judges including Jason Mraz, Josh Pyke, Gary Clark, Troy Cassar-Daley and Sam Hollander have given their initial verdict to arrive at an exciting list of composers who are in the running to receive one of eight PDAs when they are announced on Monday, March 25.
With a total prize pool value of $240,000 this year’s winners will take home a life-changing package to the value of $30,000 including $12,000 cash courtesy of APRA. Winners will also receive a ‘Music Industry Consultancy Package’ that involves one-on-one sessions with Managers, Publishers and Music Industry business teams, so they’ll be fully set up to take their career to the next level.
The finalists of the 2013 APRA PDAs:
Film and Television
Amy Bastow, David Barber, Tristan Coelho, Aaron Kenny and Joe Twist
Julian Day, Nirmali Fenn, Alexander Garsden, Daniel Rojas and Chris Williams
Popular Contemporary Music
Andy Bull, Andrew Burford, Thomas Busby, Thomas Calder, Jack Carty, Matt Corby, Husky Gawenda, Georgi Kay, Jordie Lane and Elizabeth Rose
Kristin Berardi, Sam Boon, Casey Golden, Steve Newcomb and Matthew Sheens
Chelsea Basham, Lachlan Bryan, Brad Butcher, Peter Denahy, Morgan Evans and Matt Scullion
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)
Dewayne Everettsmith, Leah Flanagan, Nathan Lamont, Gina McGill and Warren H Williams