Just when you think her sound may have gone silent, she ramps it back up again and slays the pack. Dami Im — Australia’s Eurovision 2016 singer — has been nominated for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year for her Eurovision entry “Sound of Silence”. The shortlisted Top 20 includes Australian Eurovision predecessor Guy Sebastian, and global megastars Sia and Flume.
This rounds out what has been a spectacular year for Dami. After being selected as Australia’s representative in Stockholm, she released a Carpenters cover album, went on a huge nationwide tour that went on for several months, and dropped an absolute banger of a song in “Fighting For Love”.
This nomination is the first for Dami. However, her songwriters DNA Songs (otherwise known as David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii) have seen similar success at the APRA Awards in the past.
We also can’t ignore the accomplishment for Guy Sebastian, as his song “Set In Stone” was also shortlisted this year. This is his second song to be nominated for the APRA Awards, following on from his smash “Get Along” in 2013.
APRA (otherwise known as APRA AMCOS) is the legal governing body for the music industry in Australia, ensuring that all artists are being paid the royalties they are entitled to. They are key drivers of the legal purchase of music. Keep earning that coin, Miss Im!