The 2011 APRA Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney tonight. The awards, held by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), celebrate the incredible talent of the local industry, awarding some of the best songwriters and performers in the industry.
On the pop side of things, it was big congratulations to local dance diva Zoe Badwi, who along with writer Amy Pearson picked up the ‘Dance Work Of The Year’ award for the top ten smash ‘Freefallin’.
Guy Sebastian also picked up an award – that for ‘Urban Work Of The Year’ for his hit single ‘Who’s That Girl’.
Angus & Julia Stone and rockers Jet both picked up two awards apiece, while the international work of the year award was handed to Train for their radio hit ‘Hey Soul Sister.
Legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly was honoured with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services To Australian Music.
Performances on the night came courtesy of Guinea Fowl, Darren Hayes, Kimbra, Clare Bowditch and more.
SONG OF THE YEAR : Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR : Angus & Julia Stone
URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR : Guy Sebastian – Who’s That Girl
DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR : Zoe Badwi : Freefallin
ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR : Jet – Seventeen
BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR : Washington
MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK : Jet – Seventeen
MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK OVERSEAS : AC/DC – Highway To Hell
INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR : Train – Hey Soul Sister
COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR : Kasey Chambers – Little Bird
BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR : John Butler Trio – Close To You