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Music awards show honors those who work behind the scenes

The first Korea Music Copyright Awards, held by the Korean Music Copyright Association, took place on Dec. 4 at Olympic Hall in southern Seoul, celebrating the work of composers, editors and lyricists in the music industry.

The night’s grand prize went to composer Cho Young-soo for composing hits like Superstar K’s Huh Gak’s “Always,” Orange Caramel’s “A-ing” and other songs. He won the award for receiving the most royalties for his work out of composers under consideration.

In general, the awards are meant to recognize those who work behind the scenes in the music industry.

Awards were also given to those within specific genres such as ballads, dance, rock, hip-hop and trot. Among the popular music categories, awards were given to composers of hits such as “I Was Able to Eat Well” by Homme, “Bad Girl Good Girl” by Miss A, “I Am a Man Like That” by DJ DOC and “Loner” by CNBlue.

Apart from pop music, awards were given to composers of Korean classical music and children’s songs. Special awards were also given to solo singer Jeong Yeop for best new artist and Psy and Sul Woon-do for their efforts as singers and songwriters. SM Entertainment Chairman Lee Soo-man was also recognized for his achievements in music production.

By Carla Sunwoo

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