King Stingray and Colin Hay performing at the APRA Music Awards. Photo: Rod Hunt
Art Music Awards
The Art Music Awards, co-presented with the Australian Music Centre, took place in Melbourne. Honourees included first-time winner Olivia Davies for Stratus (Work of the Year: Large Ensemble), Sia Ahmad’s Depth Disintegration (Work of the Year: Electroacoustic/Sound Art) and a Luminary Award for Liza Lim.
Screen Music Awards
The Screen Music Awards, presented in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), celebrated winners including Caitlin Yeo for New Gold Mountain (published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP), Salliana Seven Campbell for Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, and Richard Tognetti, William Barton and Piers Burbrook de Vere for the River soundtrack. Barton is published by Wise Music.
APRA Music Awards
The APRA Music Awards were celebrated with members and industry at Sydney’s International Convention Centre in April 2023.
Flume and co-writer Sarah Aarons took out Peer-Voted Song of the Year with ‘Say Nothing’ (feat. MAY-A), the lead single from Flume’s third studio album Palaces. Both songwriters are multiple APRA Award and Songwriter of the Year winners (Flume in 2017, Sarah in 2019). Flume is published by Kobalt Music Publishing obo Future Classic and Aarons by Sony Music Publishing.
Sampa the Great (published by Kobalt Music Publishing) was named Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors. The Zambian-born artist has flourished into one of Australia's most formidable songwriters, blending art with poetry and cementing her status as a force to be reckoned with globally.
Colin Hay and the late Colleen Ironside were both honoured with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music accolade. Colin’s good mate Ringo Starr sent a special congratulations that lit up the internet!