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Gotye Triumphs At 2012 APRA Music Awards Last Night

Written by Brayden Darke on May 29, 2012

Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) has added to his list of awards and accolades by taking out three APRA music prizes last night, including the coveted, peer-voted APRA Song of the Year. The event took place last night at the Parkside Ballroom, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, and saw his smash hit single Somebody That I Used to Know walk away with the top prize, as well as winning Most Played Australian Work and himself winning Songwriter of the Year.

Other winners included LMFAO winning International Work of the Year for Party Rock Anthem, Busby Marou taking the Blues & Roots Work of the Year with Biding My Time and Birds of Tokyo taking Rock Work of the Year.

Gotye, however, didn’t take out the Most Played Australian Work Overseas Award, with that one going to AC/DC for Highway To Hell.

Song of the Year

Title: Somebody That I Used to Know
Artist: Gotye feat Kimbra
Writers: Wally de Backer Luiz Bonfa (ASCAP)
Publishers: J Albert and Son Pty Ltd / Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year

Writers: Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart / David Hosking / Jacob Tarasenko (Boy & Bear)
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Most Played Australian Work

Title: Somebody That I Used to Know
Artist: Gotye feat Kimbra
Writers: Wally de Backer Luiz Bonfa (ASCAP)
Publishers: J Albert and Son Pty Ltd / Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd

International Work of the Year

Title: Party Rock Anthem
Artist: LMFAO
Writers: Skyler Gordy (ASCAP) / Stefan Gordy (ASCAP) / David Listenbee (ASCAP) / Peter Schroeder (ASCAP)
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Country Work of the Year

Title: Famous Last Words
Artist: Shane Nicholson
Writer: Shane Nicholson
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title: Biding My Time
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby / Jeremy Marou
Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

Urban Work of the Year

Title: Own This Club
Artist: Marvin Priest
Writers: Antonio Egizii / David Musumeci / Marvin Priest
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

Dance Work of the Year

Title: From The Music
Artist: The Potbelleez
Writers: David Greene / Ilan Kidron / Marisa Lock / Jonathan Murphy / Justin Shave
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo MCDJ Music / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

Rock Work of the Year

Title: Wild At Heart
Artist: Birds of Tokyo
Writers: Anthony Jackson, Ian Kenny, Adam Spark, Adam Weston
Publishers: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Most Played Australian Work Overseas

Title: Highway to Hell
Artist: AC/DC
Writers: Angus Young/Malcolm Young/Ronald Scott
Publishers: J Albert & Son Pty Ltd

Songwriter of the Year

Wally De Backer (Gotye)

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

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