Courtney Barnett wins Australian Music Prize

Courtney Barnett has won the Australian Music Prize, an annual award that is given to an album made by an Australian artist. Her album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit came out on top, beating out Tame Impala and Royal Headache, and others. She was given the award by Henry Rollins, and she will take home $30,000 Australian ($22,450).

“I respect so many Australian artists so to be picked as the one that wins is pretty amazing,” she told the audience, according to Triple J. “Plus, I’ve never had a novelty cheque before – I’m a bit nervous to hold it. One thing I like about this award, it’s judged on the art and the music and it’s not on sales or other boring shit like that; so thanks.”

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