Singer songwriter Missy Higgins and rock band Jet each won a brace of trophies Monday (May 31) at the Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards in Sydney.

Singer songwriter Missy Higgins and rock band Jet each won a brace of trophies Monday (May 31) at the Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards in Sydney.

Higgins' hit "Scar" (Warner Chappell Music), which she co-wrote with Kevin Griffin, was voted song of the year by the body's 15,000 eligible songwriters. At 21, she is the youngest recipient of the award.

Higgins also claimed the breakthrough award for emerging songwriters, which was decided by the APRA board of directors.

Jet took out songwriters of the year -- which was voted for by the APRA board -- while their international hit "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (Universal Music Publishing) was declared the most performed work overseas.

Other winners on the night included Pete Murray's "So Beautiful" (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia) for most performed Australian work; Kasey Chambers' "Like A River" (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia) for most performed country work; Daniel Merriweather's "City Rules" (Marlin Publishing) for most performed dance work; the Necks' self-published "Drive By" for most performed jazz work, and 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You" (BMI/Universal/MCA Music Publishing) for most performed foreign work.

Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg, managing director of Michael Chugg Entertainment, was honored with the Ted Albert Award for outstanding services to Australian music.