APRA AMCOS has announced that seminal Oz rock act Midnight Oil will receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the 2018 APRA Music Awards next week.
The 2018 APRAs will be held on Tuesday April 10 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. The night will be hosted by Julia Zemiro with live music performances curated by Robert Conley.
APRA Chair Jenny Morris said, “Midnight Oil’s uniquely Australian songs took on societal issues with fiery determination and a musical conviction that continues to connect on a global scale. I don’t want to say there will never be another Midnight Oil because the world will always need a band like Midnight Oil – now, more than ever.”
Midnight Oil said, “Midnight Oil is proud to receive the Ted Albert Award for 2018. It’s a great honour for our band. Ted Albert‘s great skill was his knack for picking talent, his genuine love for original Australian music, and the creation of his legendary production house, which has become a by-word for excellence and success.”
This year’s APRAs will feature performances from the likes of Tim Minchin, Tom Snowdon (#1 Dads), Tom Iansek (Big Scary), Ben Abraham, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Baby Animals, Isabella Manfredi and many more.
Presenters on the night include Manfredi, Adam Eckersley, Country Work of the Year nominees Brooke McClymont and Kasey Chambers, Dance Work of the Year nominee Starley Hope, Andrew Farriss, Managing Director at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Damian Trotter, Amber Lawrence and Guy Sebastian.