Here’s who won big at last night’s APRA Music Awards

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards took place in Melbourne Town Hall last night, awarding the most outstanding songwriters, publishers and producers of contemporary music this year.

Songwriter Sarah Aarons made history by breaking a record for the most wins for a songwriter in the same year, whilst artists such as Amy Shark and Dean Lewis raked in the awards, big time.

Last nights APRA Music Awards was chock-a-block full of awards for artists such as Sarah Aarons for their excellence in songwriting and production.

Sarah Aarons collected four awards this year, nabbing the prestigious ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award and ‘Rock Work of the Year’ for her songwriting contribution to The Ruben’s song Never Ever, which she also features onAnother song she wrote The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey received ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Dance Song of the Year’.

The ‘Peer Voted APRA Song of the Year’ Award went to Amy Shark for her hit track I Said Hi as well as ‘Pop Work of the Year’. Dean Lewis was awarded ‘Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year’ as well as for ‘Outstanding International Achievement’ for his song Be Alright.

Performances on the night included Middle Kids alongside multi-instrumentalist JP Shilo covering Paul Kelly’s With the One I Love and Radical Son interpreting Mojo Juju’s Native Tongue. 

Click here to see the full list of Winners.