Gotye, LMFAO Win Australia’s Highest Songwriting Honours

Last night the 2012 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards, “Australian songwriting’s premier music event”, were held in Sydney. To no one’s surprise the top honour of the night, peer-voted gong for Song of the Year, went to Gotye for “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra. Der.

Gotye was also awarded in the categories for Songwriter of the Year and Most Played Australian Work.

The International Work of the Year went to the band LMFAO for the “song” “Party Rock Anthem”.

I didn’t say anything.

Full list of 2012 APRA Award winners:
Song of the Year
Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Boy & Bear

Most Played Australian Work
Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know

International Work of the Year
LMFAO – 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 Australia Work Overseas
AC/DC – Highway to Hell

Songwriter of the Year
Wally De Backer (Gotye)

Via Mess+Noise