24 November 2015
Peter McNamara, Aaron Kenny and Jeremy Rose win APRA PDAs
AMC's Represented artist Peter McNamara and Associate artists Aaron Kenny and Jeremy Rose are among the eight APRA Professional Development Award winners announced today at APRA's headquarters in Ultimo, Sydney. McNamara won his Award in the Classical category, Rose was awarded in the Jazz, and Kenny in the Film & Television category. Other PDA winners are Timothy Carroll / Holy Holy, Ngaiire and Jack Carty (all three in the Popular Contemporary category); Ruby Boots (Country); and Briggs (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander).
Each winner receives career-boosting prizes worth over $15,000. As the winner of the Film & Television category, Aaron Kenny will also receive a scholarship to the ASCAP Film and Television workshop in Los Angeles.
In addition, emerging singer-songwriter Marcus Corowa has been named the inaugural recipient of the newly created Indigenous Music and Media Award from the Smugglers of Light, a foundation set up in memory of Eli Westlake. Corowa will receive a grant of $12,000, along with mentoring and other opportunities.
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