APRA AMCOS has announced the winners of the 2014 APRA Music Awards at the annual marquee event, which honours songwriters and their publishers. Held for the first time in Brisbane, the winner’s list celebrates the songwriters who have had outstanding success over the previous year.
The prestigious peer voted APRA Song of the Year has been awarded to Vance Joy for the folk-pop instant classic Riptide. The song, which has captured the hearts of music fans around the country also won Pop Work of the Year.
Songwriting sensation Sia has been named Songwriter of the Year for the second consecutive year. She receives this award for her songwriting achievements over 2013, which includes writing for some of the biggest names in pop music – Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Sia has made APRA Awards history tonight – being the first songwriter to receive this award two years in a row.
Sia said, “I am so honoured to be the first songwriter in APRA Awards history to win Songwriter Of The Year. Two years in a row! Thank you so much for recognising my work, and hope to see you all soon.”
APRA AMCOS work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced and we help Australian & New Zealand music consumers get access to the world’s musical repertoire.