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Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul Kelly Wins APRA Song of the Year, A.B. Original Is Songwriter of the Year

by Paul Cashmere on April 10, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Paul Kelly ‘Firewood and Candles’ was won Song of the Year at the APRA Awards in Sydney beating out songs by Jessica Mauboy, Ainslie Wills, Amy Shark and Gang of Youths.

‘Firewood and Candles’ was written by Kelly with Billy Miller of The Ferrets.

The coveted Songwriter of the Year award has gone to Briggs and Trials as A.B. Original who pushed the boundaries of Australian rap with ‘Reclaim Australia’.

2018 APRA Awards presenters were Isabella Manfredi, Tracey Spicer, Kasey Chambers, Adam Eckersley, Brooke McClymont, Starley Hope, Andrew Farriss, Managing Director at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Damian Trotter, Amber Lawrence, and Hilltop Hoods.

Song of the Year nominee Ainslie Wills performed her new single, Society as a tribute to outgoing APRA CEO Brett Cottle. Arnhem Land’s Baker Boy opened the event with his Marryuna while an all-star super group featuring Suze DeMarchi and Baby Animals, Adalita and Isabella Manfredi paid musical tribute to Midnight Oil.

WINNERS – 2018 APRA MUSIC AWARDS

Song of the Year
Title: Firewood and Candles
Performer: Paul Kelly
Writers: Paul Kelly* / Billy Miller
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing*

Songwriter of the Year
A.B. Original (Briggs & Trials)

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Writer: Sarah Aarons
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Overseas Recognition Award
Ben Abraham (and) Kylie Sackley

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
Midnight Oil

Most Played Australian Work
Title: Stranger
Performer: Peking Duk feat. Elliphant
Writers: Adam Hyde / Reuben Styles / Kaelyn Behr (Styalz)*/ Elliphant^ / Daniel Goudie+ /
Ashley Milton+
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Kobalt Music Publishing^ /
BMG+

Country Work of the Year
Title: Kiss Somebody
Performer: Morgan Evans
Writers: Morgan Evans / Chris De Stefano*/ Josh Osborne^
Publishers: Warner/Chappell Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Kobalt Music
Publishing^

Blues & Roots Work of the Year
Title: Best Part of Me
Performer: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby / Jeremy Marou / Jon Hume
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Dance Work of the Year
Title: Stranger
Performer: Peking Duk feat. Elliphant
Writers: Adam Hyde / Reuben Styles / Kaelyn Behr (Styalz)*/ Elliphant^ / Daniel Goudie+ /
Ashley Milton+
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing* / Kobalt Music Publishing^
BMG+

Rock Work of the Year
Title: Brace
Performer: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston
Publisher: Mushroom Music

Pop Work of the Year
Title: Adore
Performer: Amy Shark
Writers: Amy Shark / M-Phazes*
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing*

Urban Work of the Year
Title: Catch 22
Performer: Illy feat. Anne-Marie
Writers: Illy / M-Phazes*/ Grant Michaels^ / Suzanne Shinn^
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo UNIFIED Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing* / Native
Tongue Music Publishing^

International Work of the Year
Title: Shape of You
Performer: Ed Sheeran
Writers: Ed Sheeran / Kevin Briggs* / Kandi Burruss^ / Tameka Cottle+ / Steven McCutcheon~
John McDaid>
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / BMG and Warner/Chappell Music obo She K’em Down
and Pepper Drive Music* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music
obo Kandacy Music and Tony Mercedes Music^ / Sony/ATV Music Publishing and
Warner/Chappell Music obo Tiny Tam Music and Tony Mercedes Music+ / Universal
Music Publishing obo Rokstone Music~ / Kobalt Music Publishing obo Spirit B-Unique
Polar Patrol>

Most Played Australian Work Overseas
Title: Cheap Thrills
Artist: Sia
Writer: Sia Furler / Gregory Kurstin*
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Kurstin Music*

Licensee of the Year
Settlers Tavern (Rob and Karen Gough)

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