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APRA Songwriting Award 2012: Gotye Lead Winner

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The Australasian Performing Right Society (APRA) Songwriting Award for their mad writing skills. Gotye and LMFAO have been honored as lead winner by the 2012 APRA annual awards ceremony on Monday night’s (May 28) ceremony in Sydney.
APRA members are very lively in local and international songwriting and composing challenges. While, ELBOURNE musician Gotye’s international hit single No.1, “Somebody That I Used to Know”, took three top honors at APRA songwriting awards. Gotye won the ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Most Played Australian Work’ awards.

LMFAO were standard with the ‘International Work of the Year’ award for ‘Party Rock Anthem’, whereas country singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson and indie-rock band Boy & Bear were also pleased with trophy.
The 2012 APRA Music Awards winners list as follows:
• Song Of The Year: Gotye and Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
• Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year: Boy & Bear
• Most Played Australian Work: Gotye and Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
• International Work Of The Year: LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock – ‘Party Rock Anthem’
• Country Work Of The Year: Shane Nicholson – ‘Famous Last Words’
• Urban Work Of The Year: Marvin Priest – ‘Own This Club’
• Dance Work Of The Year: The Potbelleez – ‘From The Music’
• Rock Work Of The Year: Birds of Tokyo – Wild At Heart
• Most Played Australian Work Overseas: AC/DC – ‘Highway to Hell’
• Songwriter Of The Year: Gotye

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