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Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett Wins APRA Songwriter of the Year

by Paul Cashmere on April 6, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett has been honoured with the coveted Songwriter of the Year award at the 2016 APRA Music Awards.

The APRA Awards, Australia’s credible music awards, were handed out in Sydney on Tuesday night.

Courtney Barnett has scored international acclaim for her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”. The album reached no 4 in Australia, no 16 in the UK and no 20 in the USA as well as chart positions in Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. She also received A Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and won four ARIA Awards from eight nominations.

You can hear Courtney perform The Grateful Dead’s ‘New Speedway Boogie’ this week on iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com.

COMPLETE LIST OF 2016 APRA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

Song of the Year

Title: Let it Happen
Artist: Tame Impala
Writer: Kevin Parker
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)

Songwriter of the Year

Writer: Courtney Barnett
Publisher: Native Tongue Music Publishing

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

Cold-Chisel-photo-by-Ros-OGormanCold Chisel

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writer: Alex Hope
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)

Overseas Recognition Award

Writer: Phil Barton
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Australia

Most Played Australian Work Overseas

Title: Chandelier

Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)

Most Played Australian Work

Title: Take Me Over
Artist: Peking Duk feat. Safia
Writers: Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)^

Country Work of the Year

Title: Spirit of the ANZACs
Artist: Lee Kernaghan
Writers: Lee Kernaghan / Colin Buchanan / Garth Porter*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Perfect Pitch Publishing*

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title: Days of Gold
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby / Phil Barton* / Lindsay Rimes
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) / Warner/Chappell Music Australia

Dance Work of the Year

Title: Take Me Over
Artist: Peking Duk feat. Safia
Writers: Adam Hyde*/ Reuben Styles* / Styalz Fuego^ / Ben Woolner
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing*/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)^

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Anchor
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music

Pop Work of the Year

Title: Do You Remember
Artist: Jarryd James
Writers: Jarryd James / Joel Little
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)

Urban Work of the Year

Title: Cosby Sweater
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Writers: DJ Debris / MC Pressure / Suffa / Demitris Christopoulos* /John Kelman*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) / J Albert and Son*

International Work of the Year

Title: Uptown Funk
Artist: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Writers: effrey Bhasker* / Devon Gallaspy* / Philip Lawrence^ / Bruno Mars+ / Mark Ronson~ / Lonnie Simmons# / Rudy Taylor# / Nicholaus Williams~ / Charlie Wilson# / Robert Wilson# Ronnie Wilson#
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia)* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing^ / Warner/Chappell Music Australia+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing~ / New Songs Administration Australia#

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