APRA Awards

  1. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big at APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year ...

  2. APRA Reports Royalty Distribution Rise, AMCOS Down in 'Volatile' Market

    October 29, 2013 11:41 PM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Society distributed a record Australian $177.4 million ($168 million) in royalties for its 2012-2013 financial period, up 4.2% year-on-year, according to a new report. Of the sum, Australian $117.4 million ($111 ...

  3. Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic Win Big at APRA Music Awards

    June 18, 2013 5:47 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits wit ...

  4. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  5. Gotye, Kimbra in the Hunt for APRA Awards

    May 03, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Having already conquered the world with their song "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye and Kimbra are well set to dominate the 30th annual APRA Awards, to be held May 28 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Gotye's &# ...

  6. Angus & Julia Stone, Jet Big Winners At Australia's APRA Awards

    June 22, 2011 12:42 PM EDT With two major prizes, Angus and Julia Stone were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association(APRA) Awards Sydney Tuesday night (June 21). The awards celebrate composers and songwriters across 12 categories that have achieved ...

  7. John Butler Trio Tops APRA Music Award Nominations

    May 27, 2011 11:04 AM EDT With five nominations, John Butler is out in front ahead of Australia's APRA Music Awards, to be held June 21 in Sydney. Established in 1982, the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual ceremony is one of the Australia music i ...

  8. 'Record Year' For APRA, AMCOS

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society have reported a "record year" for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, with new highs generated in top-line reve ...

  9. The Naked And Famous Take Silver Scroll

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The chart-topping single "Young Blood" from the Naked and Famous has won the top prize at the New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards. Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers and Aaron Short from the electronic/alt-rock act won the Silver Scroll, the main ...

  10. Australian Govt Pledges To Back Songwriters

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists, get to work on your songs. Everything else is window-dressing. That was the overriding theme of the second bi-annual APRA Song Summit, held in Sydney. Peter Garrett , the rock star-turned politician, gave the three-day creative, business ...

  11. AC/DC, Temper Trap Win APRA Awards

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough Australian acts the Temper Trap and Empire of the Sun joined veteran rockers AC/DC on the winners' podium at the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Awards in Sydney. AC/DC's "Rock 'N Roll Train" ...

  12. Temper Trap, Empire Of The Sun Up For 2 APRA Awards

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Temper Trap, Empire Of The Sun, Sarah Blasko, Kate Miller-Heidke and Troy Cassar-Daley are in the hunt for the prestigious APRA song of the year honor, which will be announced June 21 during the annual APRA Music Awards in Sydney. APRA's ...

  13. Australian Copyright Tribunal Ponders Download Rate

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Copyright Tribunal has begun its deliberations over the country's digital download royalty rate for authors rights. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the society's sister organization AMCOS (Austra ...

  14. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Up 3 Per Cent

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society today reported "surprisingly strong" financial figures with total combined revenue reaching $210 million Austra ...

  15. Lawrence Arabia, Neil Finn Among Silver Scroll Winners

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lawrence Arabia - aka James Milne - has won the supreme prize at this year's New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards. The Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) 44th awards, which honors achievement in Kiwi song-writing, were held l ...

  16. Living End's Chris Cheney Takes APRA Honor

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Living End's frontman Chris Cheney took out song of the year at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne, scoring the coveted title for his Australian alternative rock band's 2008 hit "White Noise." Cheney was as surprised as any ...

  17. Nick Cave, Living End Up For APRA Awards

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newcomers make a fine showing in the shortlist for this year's APRA Music Awards, nominees for which were announced today (May 27). A record 45 songwriters are tapped for first-time nominations across 21 artists, led by Sydney-based dance cro ...

  18. New Boards For APRA, AMCOS

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composer Nigel Westlake and J. Albert & Son CEO Tim Prescott have been elected to the respective boards of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCO ...

  19. APRA-AGSC Screen Awards Handed Out

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composers Michael Yezerski and Burkhard Dallwitz were among the big winners at the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards at Sydney's City Recital Hall, where they grabbed two trophies each. Yezerski won best soundtrack album for the Australian featur ...

  20. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Hit All-Time High

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual revenue at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCOS) has surpassed the A$200 million ($123 million) figure for the first time. Solid gains in b ...

  21. Silverchair's Johns Makes APRA History

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's guitarist/singer Daniel Johns (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia) made APRA awards history tonight (Monday) by winning songwriter of the year for the third time. Johns won it in 2003 for his work on Silverchair's epic &qu ...

  22. APRA Lauds Aussie Manager Davies

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran talent manager Roger Davies will be the recipient of this year's Ted Albert award for outstanding services to music at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards next month in Sydney. The 56-year old Australian born D ...

  23. APRA Award Nominees Unveiled

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The song "1,2,3,4", a global hit for Canadian artist Feist, is counting out the numbers for its Australian co-writer Sally Seltmann. It has been nominated for song of the year at the 26th Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) ...

  24. Garrett Adds Voice To Aussie Song Summit

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Garrett, Australia's federal minister for the environment, heritage and the arts, will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural Song Summit Sydney on Thursday. The former Midnight Oil singer will discuss "the politics of art&quo ...

  25. APRA, AMCOS Post Revenue Rise

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Society (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCOS) jointly posted a combined revenue of A$189.7 million ($169 million) in the 2006/07 financial year, up 12.8% on the 2005/06 peri ...

  26. Fraser Takes NZ's Silver Scroll Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising New Zealand star Brooke Fraser and 1980s rocker Jordan Luck were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual Silver Scroll award ceremony in Auckland last night. The event at Auckland Town Hall last night ...

  27. Sydney To Host Songwriting Summit

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's New South Wales government has committed $500,000 Australian ($440,000) over three years to stage Song Summit Sydney. The summit will consist of a conference, retail exhibition and showcase primarily for songwriters, composers and ...

  28. APRA Wins For Augie March, Wolfmother

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Augie March's guitarist Glenn Richards had a double win at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards, held today at the Melbourne Town Hall. APRA's 33,000 voting members chose Richards' "One Crowded Hour" ...

  29. Fanning Leads APRA Nominations

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning notched up five mentions when nominations for the 25th Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards were announced at Sydney's Civic Hotel. Fanning, who is signed to BMG Music Publishing, ...

  30. APRA Awards Moving To Melbourne

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) awards will move from Sydney to the south-eastern city of Melbourne next year, to mark its 25th year. Sally Howland, Sydney-based director of member services tells Billboard.biz, "Melbourne is su ...

  31. APRA, AMCOS Earnings Hit New High

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has declared total revenue of A$127.2 million ($96. 6 million) for the 2005-06 financial year. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has declared total revenue of A$127.2 million ($96. 6 mill ...

  32. Rock Musicians Win At Aussie Screen Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock musicians Iva Davies of Icehouse, David Bridie of Not Drowning Waving and former Models keyboard player Roger Mason were among the winners at the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, held N Alternative rock musicians Iva Davies of Iceho ...

  33. Cave, Ellis Up For Aussie Screen Awards

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Cave (Mushroom Music), his collaborator Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three (Mute Song) and David Bridie of Not Drowning Waving (Mushroom Music) are among the Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Ca ...

  34. McGlashan Wins APRA Silver Scroll

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Award given for songwriting excellence. New Zealand singer-songwriter Don McGlashan won the Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) Silver Scroll last night (Sept. 20) at the Auckland Town Hall. McGlashan, who is published by Nativ ...

  35. APRA Awards For Ben Lee, Fanning

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing-signed artists Ben Lee and Bernard Fanning were the big winners at the 15th annual Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards, held today (June 5) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Syd BMG Music Publishing-signed artists Ben Lee an ...

  36. Australia's APRA Tweaks Management Team

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Assn. has tweaked its senior management team, with immediate effect. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. has tweaked its senior management team, with immediate effect. Dean Ormston, previously director general ...

  37. Screen Music Awards Move To Melbourne

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian event promotes screen composers. In its fourth year, Australia's APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards ceremony is moving from Sydney to the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne. The awards will be held on Nov. 7. They honor film and television s ...

  38. Evermore Take Out Top NZ Song Award

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evermore won song of the year for their track "It's Too Late" at the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s Silver Scroll awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand. The so Evermore won song of the y ...

  39. Higgins, Jet Fly High At APRA Awards

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  40. Jet Flies High With Four APRA Nominations

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s annual awards, to be held May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s a ...

  41. Jet Flies High With Four APRA Nods

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony held May 30 in Sydney. Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s annual awards, to be held May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The Aussie rockers' ballad "Look What You' ...

  42. Gerrard Honored At Australian Screen Music Awards

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Gerrard won the Australian Performing Right Assn.'s international achievement award today (Nov. 1) in Sydney. The honor was presented during the third APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, held in conju Lisa Gerrard won the Australian Performin ...

  43. Gerrard Honored At Australian Screen Music Awards

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Gerrard won the prestigious Australian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) international achievement award in Sydney today (Nov. 1) at the third APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, held in conjunction with Artist contributed music to 'Gladiator,� ...

  44. Scribe, P-Money, Win NZ's Silver Scroll

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-M ...

  45. Scribe, P-Money, Win NZ's Silver Scroll

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-M ...

  46. APRA's Nick Hampton Retires

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as company secretary and director of administration and finance of the Sydney-based Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). He joined the associatio Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as c ...

  47. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  48. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...