Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards
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Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards




Two of The Dwarf's favourite artists just can't stop winning awards. Tame Impala tonight won the Song Of The Year award for 'Let It Happen' and Courtney Barnett won the coveted Songwriter Of The Year Award.

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards
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Courtney this year received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist and won four ARIA Awards. Tame Impala has had an amazing year, winning the Best International Group at the 2016 Brit Awards, as well as receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Album and winning five ARIA Awards.

After three years of dominating the Most Played Australian Work Overseas, Gotye did not win it this year as the award went to Sia for her smash hit, 'Chandelier'.

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

Aussie rock gods, Cold Chisel were honoured with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The Award show was closes with a rousing cover by The Living End performing 'Khe Sahn'.

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

This year we had a new APRA award featured. The Overseas Recognition Award which Phil Barton won. Barton has had over 800 songs recorded on country, children's and pop records around the world including such artists as The McClymonts, Busby Marou, Sara Evans and many more.

Other APRA Music Award winners include Peking Duk, Lee Kernaghan, Busby Marou, Hiptop Hoods, Birds Of Tokyo and more.

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

For the full list of winners of the 2016 APRA Music Awards, see the list below.

The 2016 APRA Music Awards
Song of the Year
Tame Impala, Let It Happen, writer Kevin Parker.

Songwriter of the Year
Courtney Barnett

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
Cold Chisel

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Alex Hope

Overseas Recognition Award
Phil Barton

Most Played Australian Work Overseas
Sia, Chandelier, writers Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin

Most Played Australian Work
Peking Duk, featuring SAFIA, Take Me Over, writers Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Styalz Fuego, Ben Woolner

Country Work of the Year
Spirit of the Anzacs, writers Lee Kernaghan, Garth Porter, Colin Buchanan

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

Blues and Roots Work of the Year
Busby Marou, Days of Gold, writers Thomas Busby, Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes.

Dance Work of the Year
Peking Duk featuring SAFIA, Take Me Over

Rock Work Of the Year
Birds of Tokyo, Anchor

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

Pop Work of the Year
Do You Remember? Writers Jarryd James, Joel Little

Urban Work of the Year
Hilltop Hoods, Cosby Sweater

International Work of the Year
Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

Highlight of this year's award will be available via Moshcam on Wednesday 6 April from 4.00pm. Musical performances include The Delta Riggs performing Tame Impala's 'Let It Happen', San Cisco doing Courtney Barnett's 'Pedestrian At Best', Guy Sebastian performing C.W. Stoneking's 'The Zombie', Gang Of Youth interpreting Jarryd James' 'Do You Remember', D.I.G performing Birds Of Tokyo's 'Anchor' as well as performance by Urthboy and The Living End.

All photography by Jackie Jet.

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala win big at APRA Music Awards

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