The Screen Music Awards return to Sydney with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen to host

The only event to recognise the greatest minds working on music composition for film and television in Australia is set to return in November with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen hosting the event for their fifth time.

The Screen Music Awards will honour the efforts of Australian composers in 12 genres that include compositions in documentaries, short films, mini-series, advertising, children’s television and feature film scores.

APRA AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) the non-profit songwriting royalty distribution organisation, along with AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) the industry association for professional composers, are to bring the event to the City Recital Hall in Sydney on November the 8th.

“Our members are doing fantastic work in the film and television space, and the Screen Music Awards highlight and honour their talent and success.” – Brett Cottle, Chief Executive APRA AMCOS.

Emmy award winner and Sydney sound director Ashley Irwin will lead a live orchestra through a selection of compositions at the event for his fourth year as the event’s sound director. Ashley is a long-time collaborator with Clint Eastwood and recently worked on the 88th Academy Awards.

The event Nominees for the 2016 Screen Music Awards are to be announced late September and any further information can be found at