Songwriter and publisher members of APRA have voted a bunch of Queensland acts in their top 20 shortlist for the 2017 Song of the Year, including Amy Shark, for her song Adore. For 25 years, the APRA Song of the Year has remained an authentic recognition of outstanding local songwriting talent, and this year’s shortlist reflects the diversity and creativity in Australian music. Other Queenslanders Dami Im and Violent Soho also made the top 20. A voting academy which includes Chris Cheney, Katie Noonan, Paul Mac and Mia Dyson (amongst others) will now determine the nominees and winner from the top 20. The awards are held Monday 3 April in Sydney.