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APRA Music Award winners 2020

On Monday 25 May the APRA Music Awards went live at 7.00 pm. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing safety concerns, the ceremony was not held in the usual live format. The event was due to take place on Tuesday 28 April at the International Convention Centre in Sydney but, like many live events of its kind, it has been adapted to premiere online.

Watch the Virtual APRA Music Awards here until the 24 June 2020.

credit – APRA AMCOS

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke curated the event in her second year as the APRA Music Awards’ Music Director. For the 2020 virtual event, Kate selected performers who’ve put their spin on the APRA Song of the Year nominated songs. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. A full list of winners can be found herein.

“This is an unprecedented time in all our lives, it’s not easy to make any sort of decision right now about the near future. But everyone involved with the APRA Music Awards decided that going ahead with the awards was something we could and should do – albeit in a very different way, but one that brings the awards to music fans far and wide for the first time. It’s important to celebrate and acknowledge the success and artistry of our songwriters whose work enrichens our lives. They will be the ones who help us get through this time.”

Jenny Morris, Chair of the APRA Board

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

SONG OF THE YEAR
Title: Dance Monkey
Artist: Tones And I
Writers: Toni Watson
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Tones And I


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Writers: Hilltop Hoods (DJ Debris, MC Pressure and Suffa)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Writer: Toni Watson aka Tones And I
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Tones And I

MOST PERFORMED BLUES & ROOTS WORK
Title: Just Call
Artist: John Butler Trio
Writer: John Butler
Publishers: Downtown Music Publishing obo Family Music

MOST PERFORMED COUNTRY WORK
Title: Young Again
Artist: Morgan Evans
Writers: Morgan Evans / Chris De Stefano* / Joshua Kear^
Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing /
Downtown Music Publishing^

MOST PERFORMED ALTERNATIVE WORK
Title: Waiting
Artist: KIAN
Writers: Kian Brownfield / Jerome Farah*
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo KB Recording / Mushroom Music*

MOST PERFORMED DANCE WORK
Title: Better Together
Artist: Hayden James ft. Running Touch
Writers: Hayden James* / Matthew Kopp^ / Jack Glass+ / Cassian Stewart-Kasimba
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic* / BMG Rights Management^ / Universal Music Publishing+

MOST PERFORMED POP WORK
Title: 7 Minutes
Artist: Dean Lewis
Writers: Dean Lewis / Nicholas Atkinson* / Edward Holloway*
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Specific Music / BMG Rights Management*

MOST PERFORMED ROCK WORK
Title: Shutting Down Our Town
Artist: Jimmy Barnes ft Troy Cassar-Daley
Writers: Troy Cassar-Daley
Publisher: Mushroom Music

MOST PERFORMED URBAN WORK
Title: Leave Me Lonely
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Writers: Barry Francis (DJ Debris) / Matthew Lambert (Suffa) / Daniel Smith (MC Pressure)/ Leigh Ryan* / Richard Berry^
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Native Tongue Music Publishing* / Campbell Connelly^

MOST PERFORMED AUSTRALIAN WORK
Title: Waiting
Artist: KIAN
Writers: Kian Brownfield / Jerome Farah*
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo KB Recording / Mushroom Music*

MOST PERFORMED INTERNATIONAL WORK
Title: Shallow
Artist: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Writers: Stefani Germanotta^ / Mark Ronson+ / Anthony Rossomando> / Andrew Wyatt>
Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing^ / Native Tongue Music Publishing+ / Downtown Music Publishing>

MOST PERFORMED AUSTRALIAN WORK OVERSEAS
Title: Cheap Thrills
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

LICENSEE OF THE YEAR
Meredith Music Festival, VIC

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