SA artists make their mark once again at the 2016 APRA Music Awards ceremony held in Sydney last night. The Hilltop Hoods, Sia and Cold Chisel were among the artists to be acknowledged for their achievements and excellence in Australian music.
Cold Chisel received the Ted Albert award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music, whereby Don Walker gave a heart-felt speech expressing thanks those to who have helped them over the years and recognising their humble beginnings in Adelaide.
Although missing in action at this years awards, the smash hit Chandelier saw Sia back in the limelight after being awarded the Most Played Australian Work Overseas. Our very own Hilltop Hoods also took out Urban Work Of The Year for their track Cosby Sweater.
Full list of awards at the 2016 APRA Music Awards:
Urban Work of the Year
Hilltop Hoods, Cosby Sweater
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
Most Played Australian Work Overseas
Sia, Chandelier, writers Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin
Songwriter of the Year
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Overseas Recognition Award
Song of the Year
Tame Impala, Let It Happen, writer Kevin Parker.
Most Played Australian Work
Peking Duk, featuring SAFIA, Take Me Over, writers Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Styalz Fuego, Ben Woolner
Country Work of the Year
Spirit of the Anzacs, writers Lee Kernaghan, Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan
Blues and Roots Work of the Year
Busby Marou, Days of Gold, writers Thomas Busby, Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes.
Dance Work of the Year
Peking Duk featuring SAFIA, Take Me Over
Rock Work Of the Year
Birds of Tokyo, Anchor
Pop Work of the Year
Do You Remember? Writers Jarryd James, Joel Little
International Work of the Year
Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars