The Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel (ACUM) announced the winners for the 66th annual awards ceremony, celebrating the Israeli music industry. Honoring the contributions of those who have most influenced the current music scene, the ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 20:30 at Cinema City, Glilot.
The Award Winners
The Ehud Manor Lifetime Achievement Award – Rami Kleinstein.
The Naomi Shemer Lifetime Achievement Award – Izhar Ashdot
Moshe Wilensky Award for Song of the Year – “Stalbet BaKibbutz” by Full Trunk and Jimbo J
Uzi Hitman Award for Album of the Year – Pe’er Tasi and Eitan Darmon for “Radio Shetah”
Inbal Permutter Award for Discovery of the Year – Odaya
Sasha Argov Award for Composer of the Year – Avi Aburomi
Yossi Banai Award for Lyricist of the Year – Tamar Yahalomi
Yair Rosenblum Award for Arranger of the Year – Matan Dror
ACUM On Air Award for Most Played Song – “Lech Lishon” performed by Anna Zak; lyrics and music: Ron Biton, Yarden Peleg, Itay Shimoni; Arrangement: Yarden Peleg (Jordi)
ACUM On Air Award for Most Played Song in English – “As It Was” performed by Harry Styles; Israeli publishing representative Universal Israel
Special Awards from the ACUM Board of Directors will be awarded to singer songwriter Esther Shamir and producer Louis Lahav for their respective contributions to Israeli music and culture.