Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019


Baker Boy performing at the 2018 APRA Music Awards

Congratulations to all the APRA AMCOS members who were recognised for their service to the arts, culture and the broader community in the 2019 Australia Day Honours. Songwriter, rapper and performer Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy, was named Young Australian of the Year for the groundbreaking and inspiring work he does through his music, which he performs in English and the Yolngu Matha language. In his speech, he addressed his fellow young Australians everywhere and said, "...no matter the struggles and pressures that society puts on you, stay strong, stay healthy and stay positive. You will get through." 

APRA AMCOS members receiving 2019 Australia Day Honours are:

Kylie Minogue
Officer (AO) in the General Division Member
For distinguished service to the performing arts as a national and international recording artist and entertainer.

Lou Bennett
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to music, and to the Indigenous community.

Professor John Griffiths
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to music education as an academic and musicologist, and to professional societies.

Ian McLean
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to music, particularly as a promoter and advocate for live performance.

Garth Porter
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to music as a performer, song-writer and producer.

Lyn Williams OAM
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the Indigenous community, and to youth, through choral music initiatives.

Ignatius Jones
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to entertainment as a writer, director, author and performer.

Toby Allen (Human Nature)
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts as an entertainer.

Phil Burton (Human Nature)
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts as an entertainer.

The Reverend Father Kevin Francis Bates
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the Catholic Church of Australia.

Warwick Hadfield
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to broadcast media as a journalist.

Kathleen Mills
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the Indigenous community.

Andrew Tierney (Human Nature)
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts as an entertainer.

Michael Tierney (Human Nature)
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts as an entertainer.

And, a big round of applause for those individuals from across the music industry who were recognised in this year's Honours including singer/icon Olivia Newton-John, AMC member and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, Bakehouse Studios and SLAM co-founder Helen Marcou, Universal Music Australia's Cyrus Meher-Homji, and AHA Queensland president Thomas MacQuire.


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