D.D Dumbo wins Song of the Year at APRA Music Awards

Troye Sivan named Breakthrough Songwriter

D.D Dumbo

The 2017 APRA Music Awards were held last night at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney with Harley Streten, aka Flume, named Songwriter of the Year. Flume also took home the awards for Dance Work of the Year and Most Played Australian Work for “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai.

In the past few months Flume has won eight ARIA Awards plus a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for “Skin”.

The Song of the Year award was taken out by Oliver Perry, aka D.D Dumbo, for his work “Satan”. D.D Dumbo released his debut album “Utopia Defeated” late last year.

Troye Sivan was named the Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Sam Dixon has received the Overseas Recognition Award.

Pop Work of the Year was awarded to Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills”, which takes the international superstar’s APRA Music Award tally to eight.

Aleyce Simmonds took home her first APRA Music Award, winning Country Work of the Year for “Greatest Companion”.

The Blues & Roots Work of the Year award was taken out by 2013 triple j unearthed winner, Robbie Miller for “The Pain”, co-written with Nathan Morrison.

Award winning journalist Stan Grant presented the 2017 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music to legendary songwriter, storyteller and activist Archie Roach. Paul Kelly and A.B. Original with Dan Sultan closed the ceremony with a tender tribute to their friend performing “Took the Children Away”.

Julia Zemiro hosted the 2017 APRA Music Awards which also featured guest presenters Bernard Fanning, Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Tex Perkins and Morgan Evans.

The awards showcased special musical performances including Tkay Maidza who opened the show with “Simulation”. Cloves performed her take on D.D Dumbo’s Song of the Year winner, “Satan”, and Busby Marou put their stamp on Amy Shark‘s “Adore”. Kate Miller-Heidke performed Tim Minchin‘s “Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” and Holy Holy took on Julia Jacklin‘s “Pool Party”. Song of the Year nominee Julia Jacklin wowed the crowd with her interpretation of “Skeleton Tree” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

The 2017 APRA Music Awards were filmed by broadcast partner MAX and will be transmitted exclusively on MAX in the days following the awards featuring exclusive interviews from the red carpet and backstage interviews with the Song of the Year performers.

APRA AMCOS Award sponsors were Ableton, Aon, Delta Air Lines, Forbes Street Studios, Melissa Sassine, Natalie Anne Hair, Wheels & Dollbaby and media partners, Foxtel and MAX.

2017 APRA Music Awards Winners

Song of the Year
Title: Satan
Artist: D.D Dumbo
Writer: Oliver Perry
Publisher: Mushroom Music

Songwriter of the Year
Harley Streten aka Flume
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Troye Sivan

Overseas Recognition Award
Sam Dixon

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
Archie Roach

Licensee of the Year Award
The Gov, aka The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide

Most Played Australian Work
Title: Never Be Like You
Artist: Flume feat. Kai
Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Most Played Australian Work Overseas
Title: Riptide
Artist: Vance Joy
Writer: James Keogh
Publishers: Mushroom Music and WAU Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music

International Work of the Year
Title: Hello
Artist: Adele
Writers: Adele Adkins / Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing obo Melted Stone / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Country Work of the Year
Title: Greatest Companion
Artist: Aleyce Simmonds
Writer: Aleyce Simmonds
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Checked Label Services            

Blues & Roots Work of the Year
Title: The Pain
Artist: Robbie Miller
Writers: Robbie Miller / Nathan Morrison    

Dance Work of the Year
Title: Never Be Like You
Artist: Flume feat. Kai
Writers: Harley Streten / Kai* / Geoffrey Earley^
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic / Native Tongue Music Publishing obo Songs of SMP* / Warner/Chappell Music obo Artist 101^

Rock Work of the Year
Title: I’d Go With You Anywhere
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publishers: Mushroom Music

Pop Work of the Year
Title: Cheap Thrills
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Urban Work of the Year
Title: Papercuts
Artist: Illy feat. Vera Blue
Writers: Alasdair Murray / Mark Landon pka M-Phazes * / Thomas Macken^ / Celia Pavey~
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing / Universal Music Publishing* / Native Tongue Music Publishing^ / Universal Music Publishing obo Canal Music~

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