After a perplexing list of nominees were announced as finalists in this year’s APRA AMCOS Awards a month ago, tonight the winners have been revealed and taking out the big kahuna for the Song of the Year are brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone.
The duo, who have seem to have just a bit too close a sibling bond for our comfort (Hey what kind of brother and sister cover Olivia Newton John & John Travolta’s ‘You’re The One That I want’?) have made it a clean sweep of the award ceremonies over the last year, picking up gongs for ‘Big Jet Plane’ at the ARIA Awards, as well as topping the Triple J Hottest 100.
The record buying public shunned their last record, but it seems that the APRA Members liked it enough to vote Jet Rock Work of the Year for ‘Seventeen’ as well as see them take out Most Played Australian Work. Acca/Dacca picked up the prize for Most Played Australia Work Overseas for the third year running for perennial favourite ‘Highway To Hell’. As expected the rest of the results were so boring they’re not worth writing about.
Breakthrough Songwriter: Megan 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 – Close To You
Urban Work Of The Year: Guy Sebastian – Who’s That Girl
Dance Work Of The Year: Zoe Badwi – Free Fallin’
Rock Work Of The Year: Jet – Seventeen
Songwriter Of The Year: Angus and Julia Stone
Song Of The Year: Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music: Paul Kelly