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APRA award winners

The Temper Trap’s summer anthem Sweet Disposition, written by Dougy Mandagi and Lorenzo Sillitto, has won the APRA for Song of the Year.

The APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) awards were presented last night at a gala event at the Sydney Convention Centre, hosted by Jonathon Biggins and Julia Zemiro.

The well established songwriters Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele snagged the award for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year for their work, with Jonathan Sloan, as Empire of the Sun. While Eskimo Joe took out the first ever award for Rock Work of the Year with the song Foreign Land.

During the evening several acts performed covers of the songs nominated for Song of the Year, with Urthboy covering Katie Miller-Heidke’s Last Day on Earth with assistance from Cloud Control’s Heidi Lenffer and a gasmask clad DJ; and Operator Please struggling to reach the highs of Sweet Disposition.

Art Vs Science delivered a carbon copy of Empire of the Sun’s We Are the People; Katie Noonan tackled Troy Cassar-Daley’s Big Big Love; and The Basement Birds harmonised on Sarah Blasko’s All I Want.

Jimmy Little, the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music, closed the evening by performing a cover of The Church’s classic Under the Milky Way.

Read the review for more detailed coverage of the night

APRA awards :

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year: Nick Littlemore/Jonathan Sloan/Luke Steele

Most Played Australian Work: Hey Boys And Girls (Truth of the World: Part 2) – Evermore

Most Played Australian Work Overseas: Rock ‘N Roll Train – AC/DC

International Work of the Year: You Found Me – The Fray

Country Work of the Year: Big Big Love – Troy Cassar-Daley

Blues and Roots Work of the Year: – Breakout – Ash Grunwald

Urban Work of the Year: – Still Standing – Hilltop Hoods

Dance Work of the Year: Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun

Rock Work of the Year: – Foreign Land – Eskimo Joe

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music: Jimmy Little

Song Writer of the Year: Angus and Malcolm Young

Song of the Year: Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Check out the photos from the awards

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Yaki

Yaki said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

Sucks when a well established song writing pair win the award for breakthrough songwriter of the year.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 22nd Jun, 2010



APRA is far more commercially related than some of the other awards. In terms of commercial success, it is certainly a breakthrough for them.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

"Urthboy covering Katie Miller-Heidke’s Last Day on Earth"

I can only imagine how bad that must have been for Katie

On top of this I do not understand how the Dance and Rock categories are actually Pop rather than Dance or Rock, and how a song writing trio who each have been around for years win the breakthrough award? Most of the winners also seem to be from last year or the year before. How does this get worked out?

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 22nd Jun, 2010



For APRA, it's all about the cock, BH?

MilkySheep

MilkySheep said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

How the hell can the Young brothers win song writer of the year? AC/DC have the world's most basic song writing!

MilkySheep

MilkySheep said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

How the hell can the Young brothers win song writer of the year? AC/DC have the world's most basic song writing!

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 22nd Jun, 2010



They've been doing the same thing for four decades and are still phenomenally successful.

I guess they show that songs don't need to be complicated to be enjoyed.

ionecoe

ionecoe said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

Also I thought Sweet Disposition was released in 2008?

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

"Big Jack"

The Steam is a burning
Workin' up and down the line
The pot is getting ready
He's been working it so hard
When it comes to lovin'
Big jack is on his way
Wink of satisfaction
His time is going on

I'm like a bad defender
Smoking holy joe
He's a big pretender

Look out for jack
He's on his way
Big Jack
Big Jack
You know it's only natural
He gets you up to scratch
Big Jack
Big Jack
You've got a reputation
You really got the knack
Big Jack
Big Jack
He said that he's the only one
Who got a full sack
Big Jack
Look out Jack
He's always at your back

You never leave a dollar
Racking up the balls
You like to get it on fast
Back there standing tall
When he hears the siren
He's gonna put you on the racks
He got a bad reputation
Climbing all over the bars

Gonna press the flesh
Rockin' rollin' soldier
He's the last of them all

Well tell Jack
He's on his way
Big Jack
Big Jack
You know it's only natural
To get you up to scratch
Big Jack
Big Jack
Always into trouble
Got to turn the other way
Big Jack
Big Jack
Always like to party
And he likes the girls to play
Big Jack
Look out Jack
He's always at your back

Big Jack
Big Jack
You know it's only natural
To get you up to scratch
Big Jack
Big Jack
You've got a reputation
Really got the knack
Big Jack
Big Jack
He said he ain't the only one
That got a full sack
Big Jack
Look out Jack
Ain't no need to worry
He's always at your back

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 22nd Jun, 2010



Empire Of the Sun's song writing is quite basic as well. It's not about how complicatd your songs are. Its about how stupid your target audience is :p

Electrilash

Electrilash said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

The ACDC award for most played overseas is exactly that. Most played. Its not voted for its from royalty returns.So in essense its voted for by the public because it goes on airplay etc.


They cant be all that bad at song writing...

k-rad

k-rad said on the 22nd Jun, 2010

I just don't know how EOTS is still winning awards. It came out in 2008 right...

Electrilash

Electrilash said on the 22nd Jun, 2010




Yep but please note its not for the writers themselves not the album in particular-
"Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year: Nick Littlemore/Jonathan Sloan/Luke Steele"

It went on nominations and votes from members..It fell into the required date rang (for the dance track).. guess nothing else tickled their fancy as much..