Aussie icons Midnight Oil have been announced as the recipients of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at this year's APRA Awards.

The award recognises artists that have shaped the Australian music landscape and is named after legendary Australian record producer and founder of Albert Productions, Ted Albert, a figure with whom the band are very familiar.

"Midnight Oil's connection to Alberts began in 1978, when the band - in between playing sweaty pub gigs in and around Sydney - recorded our first album at the Boomerang House studio in King St," the band said.

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"Nine years later we were back at Alberts, this time at Neutral Bay, to record Diesel and Dust - an album inspired by the Australian desert and Top End communities, but which opened doors for us right around the world."

As is tradition, the awards will feature live performances of Song Of The Year nominees, this year's interpretations will be tackled by Tim Minchin, Ben Abraham, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Baker Boy and more.

The 2018 APRA Awards will be held next Tuesday (10 April) at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.