Songwriter Pdogg wins Grand Prize at Komca Award for third straight year
Songwriter Pdogg was awarded the Grand Prize at the 7th Komca Award, recognizing him as the highest-earning music producer for the third year running, the Korea Music Copyright Association (Komca) said on Thursday.
The annual Komca Award, which takes place every February, honors a composer and lyricist who has earned the most copyright income from their work in the previous year, as well as other achievements such as the best rearrangement and most-streamed song.
This year's grand honor went to Pdogg for both composing and lyricizing hit songs for BTS.
Pdogg created some of BTS's biggest hits such as "Boy With Luv" (2019), "Fake Love" (2018) and "Spring Day" (2017).
Songwriter Cho Young-soo was awarded for the best rearrangement, also for the third time.
Musician Kim Seong-kyun, guggak (traditional Korean music) musician Park Kyoung-hoon and children's songwriter Lee Sang-hee were given prizes in their respective fields.
The most-streamed song of 2020 went to BTS's "Boy With Luv" (2019).
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