APRA announces Ted Albert Award recipient

The award will be presented to Roach at the 2017 APRA Music Awards this April

Archie Roach

APRA AMCOS has announced legendary songwriter, storyteller and activist Archie Roach as the recipient of the 2017 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music.

The prestigious award will be presented to Roach at the 2017 APRA Music Awards on Monday April 3 at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney.

Previous recipients of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music include Paul Kelly, Jimmy Little, Slim Dusty, The Seekers, Fifa Riccobono, Lindy Morrison and 2016 recipients Cold Chisel.

Earlier this month APRA AMCOS announced the APRA Music Award nominees with Grammy Award-winner and multiple ARIA Award-winner Flume with four nominations in the categories of Most Played Australian Work and Dance Work of the Year. With seven APRA Music Awards already to her name, Sia Furler has another three nominations this year.

Hilltop Hoods, The Veronicas, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and Troye Sivan all received two nominations apiece.

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

The host of the 2017 APRA Music Awards will be writer, comedian and RocKwiz host Julia Zemiro. Returning as musical director is Robert Conley who will curate the evening’s live performances.

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