APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) announced the winners of the 2010 APRA Music Awards last night at the Sydney Convention Centre. Hosted by Jonathon Biggins and Julia Zemiro, the awards celebrated composers and songwriters across 12 categories who have achieved excellence in their craft over the last year.
In their first APRA nomination, the much coveted APRA Song of the Year award was won by The Temper Trap’s Dougy Mandagi and Lorenzo Sillitto, for ‘Sweet Disposition’.
The Songwriter of the Year award, presented by rock historian Glenn A Baker and decided by the APRA Board of Writers and Publisher Directors, was awarded to AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. The Young brothers also took home the accolade for Most Played Australian Work Overseas for their single ‘Rock ‘N Roll Train’.
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year was awarded to Empire of the Sun’s Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore and Jonathan Sloane in recognition of their debut album, ‘Walking on a Dream’.
Musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jimmy Little AO, received the 2010 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music is chosen every year by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors for their contribution in shaping and developing the Australian music landscape.
APRA|AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle said “Jimmy Little and Australian music are synonymous. His career has spanned six decades and his music, pioneering community work and soft diplomacy has touched many. On behalf of APRA we congratulate Jimmy for his tremendous achievements.”
For a complete list of the 2010 APRA Music Awards winners visit www.apra-amcos.com.au