Song of the Year

  • Nominations and winner for Song of the Year will be determined by APRA members. All members who are currently living in Australia or are Australian citizens living overseas are eligible to vote. Votes are received electronically and tallied by APRA. 

Songwriter of the Year

  • Songwriter of the Year is assessed by an independent Advisory Group, as appointed by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors, rewarding the songwriter or group of songwriters who have achieved the most impressive body of work in the previous year as reflected by single and album releases, charts, co-writes, awards and tours/supports; and the advisory committee's assessment of the outstanding quality of that body of work.  A recipient may receive this award in consecutive years if their achievements are deemed worthy by the Committee. All nominees/recipients must be a member of APRA. The final determination of this Award lies with the APRA Board. 

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

  • Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music is decided by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors for an individual or group considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the Music industry over a number of years.

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

  • Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year is assessed by an independent Advisory Group, as appointed by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors, for an emerging songwriter or group of writers. The recipients’ work should reflect achievements in the previous year based on single and album releases, charts, awards and tours/supports; and the advisory committee's assessment that the recipient has, in the past year, released songs of outstanding quality. All nominees/recipients must be a member of APRA. The final determination of this Award lies with the APRA Board.

Licensee of the Year Award

The Licensee of the Year Award as assessed by APRA's Board of Writer and Publisher Directors, is designed to reward licensee groups for good music citizenship. The recommended recipient has been selected against the criteria of consistent compliance and demonstrated support of music such as the presentation of local content or innovative use of music.

THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE GIVEN BASED ON APRA'S STATISTICAL ANALYSIS:

Most Performed Australian Work

Most Performed International Work 

Most Performed Australian Work Overseas

Most Performed Alternative Work 

  • List of works compiled from ARIA charts and cross referenced with ARIA singles Top 100 and AIR charts. This is based on all works charted and released in the relevant period.

Most Performed Blues & Roots Work 

  • Call for Blues & Roots Release information is emailed to APRA's membership. Members are asked to submit eligible works via APRA's website for the relevant period.
  • Once nominations are finalised an independent body will review the works to determine they are suited to the genre.

Most Performed Country Work 

  • List of works compiled from the Country Tracks Top 30. This is compiled from radio airplay of tracks released in Australia throughout the relevant period.
  • Music Network Country Music chart is also used to cross reference with Country Tracks chart.

Most Performed Dance Work 

  • List of works compiled from ARIA club and AIR dance/electronica and AIR charts. This is based on all works charted and released in the relevant period.

Most Performed Pop Work 

  • List of works compiled from ARIA charts and cross referenced with ARIA singles Top 100 and AIR charts. This is based on all works charted and released in the relevant period.

Most Performed Rock Work 

  • List of works compiled from ARIA charts and cross referenced with ARIA singles Top 100 and AIR charts. This is based on all works charted and released in the relevant period.

Most Performed Urban Work 

  • List of works compiled from ARIA Urban chart, cross referenced with ARIA singles Top 100 and AIR charts. This is based on all works charted and released in the relevant period.

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