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Golden Bomber's Sho Kiryuin Awarded Gold at 32nd JASRAC Awards

4yr ago   ·   Saturday 24 May, 2014 - 10:58am UTC   ·   kenryoku   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   3,158 views
Golden Bomber's Sho Kiryuin Awarded Gold at 32nd JASRAC Awards
The JASRAC Awards is an annual prestigious event spearheaded by the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers. It honors copyright holders whose musical works represent a large share of the royalty distribution. This year, the top honor goes to Sho Kiryuin of Golden Bomber for composing "Memeshikute".

"Memeshikute" is Golden Bomber's 7th single and their most famous song. It was released as a single in 2009 and peaked at no.4 at the Oricon Indies Chart. The JASRAC, however, recognizes that "with its catchy melody, simple choreography and the band members' unique personalities, it gradually gained popularity and now is one of the standard tracks sung in Karaoke".

The Silver Award, on the other hand, went to Yasushi Akimoto and You Yamazaki for the AKB48 classic "HEAVY ROTATION". This is the third time in 3 consecutive years that the song won a JASRAC Award. Previously, it won the Gold Award in 2012 and 2013. "HEAVY ROTATION" was released as a single in 2010 and was covered by AKB48 sister groups JKT48 and SNH48.

Lastly, the Bronze Award was given to Mitsuru Igarashi of Every Little Thing for the song "Time Goes By". Every Little Thing released "Time Goes By" as a single in 1998 and it won the JASRAC Gold Award immediately the year after.

The full list of winners for the 32nd JASRAC Awards is as follows:

DOMESTIC WORKS
Gold Award: MEMESHIKUTE (SHO KIRYUIN)
Silver Award: HEAVY ROTATION (YASUSHI AKIMOTO / YOU YAMAZAKI)
Bronze Award: MITSURU IGARASHI

FOREIGN WORKS
Foreign Work Award 1: HEY JUDE (JOHN LENNON / PAUL McCARTNEY)
Foreign Work Award 2: DAYDREAM BELIEVER (JOHN STEWART)
Foreign Work Award 3: BITTERSWEET SAMBA (SOL LAKE)

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BACKGROUND MUSIC (YASUHARU TAKANASHI)
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