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Tame Impala, Sia, 360 Win Big At APRA Awards

360 arriving at the event
Jun 17th 2013 | 10:15pm | Staff Writer
Tame Impala have taken home Song Of The Year and Sia Furler Songwriter Of The Year at this year's APRA Awards, which were held in Melbourne tonight.

Kevin Parker, the driving force of Tame Impala, had two bites at the Song Of The Year cherry beat the likes of Courtney Barnett, Mia Dyson and Guy Sebastian in the peer-voted competition with Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.

The APRA Board Of Writer and Publisher Directors deemed Sia, who is one of Australia's most prolific pop writers of the past 12 months, Songwriter Of The Year. Her writing credits for the likes of Rihanna, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Hilltop Hoods and Christina Aguilera have been hits around the world and last year she was also identified as one of the industry's most powerful people when she was ranked 20 in the inaugural AMID Power 50. She also won Urban Work Of The Year with Hilltop Hoods for I Love It.

Other winners included Matthew Colwell – aka 360 – and collaborator Kaelyn Behr – aka Styalz Fuego – were named Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year, while Timomatic and co-writers Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci won two awards for Most Played Australia Work and Pop Work Of The Year with Set It Off. The Rubens' My Gun won Rock Work Of The Year, Aden Forte and Joshua Soon (together they're Feenixpawl), Ivan Gough and Georgi Kay won Dance Work Of The Year with In My Mind and The McClymonts, Frank Myers and Lindsay Rimes won Country Work Of The Year with Piece Of Me.

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BEST QUOTES FROM THE NIGHT

“I'm surprised we won that when Johnny Ruffo was nominated” – 360

“I think we better get a wriggle on. The Mushroom/Gudinski infomercial just set us back about 40 minutes.” – Jonathan Biggins

“Pop is not a bad word and it's really fucking hard to make” – DNA

“You just made a ten year old's dream come true.” – Timomatic

“If you were from Adelaide, we were the kids up the back stealing your drinks.” – Suffa (Hilltop Hoods)

“It's what I got when God was handing out things.” – Sia on songwriting

“Ladies and gentlemen, enough from me, which I've never said before in my career” – Bert Newton introducing The Seekers tribute reel

The Seekers. Pic by Laura Anderson

The full list of winners

SONG OF THE YEAR
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Tame Impala
Kevin Parker
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Sia

TED ALBERT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO AUSTRALIAN MUSIC
The Seekers

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Colwell (360)* and Kaelyn Behr (Styalz Fuego)
Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd* / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK
Set It Off
Timomatic
Anthony Egizii/David Musumeci/Timomatic
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR
Piece Of Me
The McClymonts
Samantha McClymont/Frank Myers*(BMI)/Lindsay Rimes
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo Meleva Music*

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR
Longtime
Ash Grunwald
Ash Grunwald/Colin O'Reilly
Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR
In My Mind
Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough feat. Georgi Kay
Aden Forte/Ivan Gough*/Georgi Kay*/Joshua Soon
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L* /Sony/ATV Music Publ Allegro (AUST) P/L obo PeppermintBlue Publishing

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR
My Gun
The Rubens
Scott Baldwin/Elliott Margin/Izaac Margin/Samuel Margin/David Kahne* (BMI)
Mushroom Music Pty Ltd / Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L obo E Equals Music*

POP WORK OF THE YEAR
Set It Off
Timomatic
Anthony Egizii/David Musumeci/Timomatic
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR
Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen

Tavish Crowe*(SOCAN)/Carly Rae Jepsen^(SOCAN)/Joshua Ramsey (SOCAN) Crowe Music Publishing* / Universal/MCA Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Jepsen Music Publishing

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR
I Love It

Hilltop Hoods feat. Sia

Barry Francis (Debris)/Matthew Lambert (Suffa)/Daniel Smith (Pressure)/Sia^
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd obo EMI Music Publishing Ltd^

MOST PERFORMED WORK OVERSEAS
Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye feat Kimbra

Wally de Backer*/Luiz Bonfa (ASCAP)^
J Albert and Son Pty Ltd obo Op Shop Songs Pty Ltd and Kobalt Music Publishing Australia P/L* / Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd^

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