The 2015 APRA Music Awards took place at Carriageworks in Sydney last night, with Sia’s single ‘Chandelier’ taking out the gong for the 2015 APRA Song of the Year.

The APRA Board of Publisher and Writer Directors have also named Sia as Songwriter of the Year for the third time – a first in the history of the APRA Music Awards.

The Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award went to 5 Seconds of Summer, while Sheppard took home Pop Work of the Year and Most Played Australian Work for their huge smash hit song ‘Geronimo’.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 winners as listed below.

SONG OF THE YEAR

Title: Chandelier
Artist: Sia
Writers: Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin (ASCAP)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Writer: Sia
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Writers: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood & Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds of Summer)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

BLUES & ROOTS WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Heart Beats Slow
Artist: Angus & Julia Stone
Writers: Angus Stone and Julia Stone
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

COUNTRY WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Give Her The World
Artist: Adam Eckersley Band
Writers: Adam Eckersley / Danelle Leverett* (ASCAP) / Jason Reeves* (ASCAP)
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd*

DANCE WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Swing (Joel Fletcher Remix)
Artist: Joel Fletcher feat. Savage
Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan* / Demetrius Savelio / Nathan Holmes / Aaron Ngawhika
Publishers: 120 Publishing Pty Ltd* / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Dawn Raid Music Ltd

POP WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Geronimo
Artist: Sheppard
Writers:
Jason Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo Empire of Songs (Australia) Pty Ltd

ROCK WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Love You Deserve
Artist: Stonefield
Writers: Amy Findlay / Hannah Findlay / Holly Findlay / Sarah Findlay
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

URBAN WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Tightrope
Artist: Illy feat. Scarlett Stevens
Writers: Illy and M-Phazes*
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo WAU Publishing / Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK

Title: Geronimo
Artist: Sheppard
Writers: Jason Bovino / Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd obo Empire of Songs (Australia) Pty Ltd

MOST PLAYED AUSTRALIAN WORK OVERSEAS

Title: Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist: Gotye feat. Kimbra
Writers: Wally De Backer & Luiz Bonfa*
Publishers: J Albert and Son Pty Ltd / Kobalt Music Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd*

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF THE YEAR

Title: Happy
Artist: Pharrell Williams
Writer: Pharrell Williams
Publishers: Universal/MCA Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Universal Pictures Music / Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

The APRA Music Awards will be streamed online for the first time ever this year by Moshcam and highlights and recordings of the night’s live performances will be made available from 4pm AEST today, Wednesday 25 March at: www.moshcam.com