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Gibson teams up with APRA to present 2008 Song of the Year!

Message from APRA:

Two great institutions of modern music, from opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, come together for the annual celebration of the Greatest Australian Song.

APRA and long-time affiliate Gibson Guitars are proud to once again present the APRA SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD; to be announced at the 2008 APRA Music Awards on June 16 at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney.

APRA Members, this is your opportunity to be part of Australian music history. It’s time to cast your vote for the Greatest Australian Song from the past 12 months. You have until Friday 11 April 2008 to vote and be in the running to win a Gibson Les Paul ‘Studio’ electric guitar, worth $2,600; kindly donated by Gibson Guitars.

About Song of the Year
The APRA Song of the Year is the most prestigious music award in the country and only APRA members have the power to decide who wins! As the only peer voted music award in Australia, the APRA Song of the Year isn’t a popularity contest or industry competition. This award is all about songwriters recognising the outstanding achievements of their peers and honouring the craft of songwriting.

Since 1991, the APRA Song of the Year has recognised outstanding Australian songwriters such as: Glenn Richards “One Crowded Hour”, Yothu Yindi and Paul Kelly “Treaty”, Neil Murray “My Island Home”, Powderfinger “Passenger” & “My Happiness”, Kasey Chambers “Not Pretty Enough”, Missy Higgins “Scar” and Ben Lee “Catch My Disease”.

APRA Members: you are the songwriting experts and it’s time to elect your annual songwriting champion. Remember, your vote will make all the difference. HURRY! VOTE NOW. Go to www.apra.com.au/awards for details.

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About Jomar Reyes

Jomar Lectures in Creative Industries as well as Digital Media in Marketing at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad. He also runs the Strategic Media Company, a corporate consultancy agency based in Copenhagen.

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