2012 Winners

Australian songwriting’s premier music event, the annual APRA Music Awards were held on Monday 28th May at the Convention Centre in Sydney.

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)
Publisher: 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)
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd*

Country Work of the Year

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

Blues & Roots Work of the Year

Title: Biding My Time
Artist: Busby Marou
Writers: Thomas Busby / Jeremy Marou
Publisher: 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
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Most Played Australia Work Overseas

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

Songwriter of the Year

Wally De Backer (Gotye)

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

Mary Lopez