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Meet The Nominees April 15, 2016

The Best Music Content, Platforms & Experiences

Our Nominees in Music this year span Online Film & Video, Websites and Mobile Sites & Apps—representing some of the most groundbreaking, thumping and illuminating sonic experiences on the Internet.

WINNER UPDATES

Best Music Website: Congrats to Inside Abbey Road on their Win! Kudos to Spotify – Year in Music 2015 on their Webby People’s Voice victory!

Best Music in Online Film & Video: Congrats to The Distortion of Sound on their Win! Kudos to Epic Rap Battles of History on their Webby People’s Voice victory!

Best Music Video: Congrats to The Weeknd on their Win! Kudos to Lil Dicky on their Webby People’s Voice victory!

Best Music Channel: Congrats to YouTube Music Awards 2015 for Winning The Webby & Webby People’s Voice awards!

Best Music Mobile Sites & Apps: Congrats to Shazam for Winning The Webby & Webby People’s Voice awards!

 

The Nominees for Best Music Website are a battle between music legends Beyoncé and Inside Abbey Road (read: The Beatles), premier digital magazine Pitchfork, top streaming service Spotify & triple j Hottest 100, an estimable force from down under, all of whom are contending for your vote this year:

Music is Everywhere

Inside Abbey Road by Google Creative Lab
1/5

Inside Abbey Road by Google Creative Lab

Spotify - Year in Music 2015 by Stinkdigital
2/5

Spotify - Year in Music 2015 by Stinkdigital

Beyoncé - Official Site by The Uprising Creative
3/5

Beyoncé - Official Site by The Uprising Creative

Pitchfork by Pitchfork
4/5

Pitchfork by Pitchfork

triple j Hottest 100 by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
5/5

triple j Hottest 100 by Australian Broadcasting Corporation

These Nominees in Online Film & Video for music—Epic Rap Battles, Inside The Session, Noisey Atlanta, The Distortion Of Sound & Crumpled Ball Music Series—represent a cross section of music’s global reach as well as its varied emotional arcs: humorous, investigative, experimental, viral and documentary. Whatever it’s shape, you know great Internet when you see it.

Seen & Heard Around The World

The Distortion Of Sound: Musicians Expose The Decline of Sound Quality by Text100 for HARMAN
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The Distortion Of Sound: Musicians Expose The Decline of Sound Quality by Text100 for HARMAN

Epic Rap Battles Of History by Maker Studios
2/5

Epic Rap Battles Of History by Maker Studios

Inside The Session: GRAMMY Amplifies Winner Wes-Tone Records \
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Inside The Session: GRAMMY Amplifies Winner Wes-Tone Records "Diamond In The Rough" by The Grammys

Noisey Atlanta by VICE Media
4/5

Noisey Atlanta by VICE Media

The VIA Agency Presents: Crumpled Ball Music Series by The VIA Agency
5/5

The VIA Agency Presents: Crumpled Ball Music Series by The VIA Agency

Music videos are the pulse and rhythm of the online musical experience. Nominees Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Lil Dicky, The Weeknd & FKA Twigs illustrate how the form itself has grown in its craft; often feeling as if audiences were viewing short films rather than the staid videos from back in the day. As it is, the quality of these Nominated Music Videos are cinematic, adding wondrous visuals to incredible songs.

Music Videos Can Break The Internet

The Weeknd - \
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The Weeknd - "In The Night" by Legs Media

$ave Dat Money by Lil Dicky
2/5

$ave Dat Money by Lil Dicky

Kendrick Lamar - \
3/5

Kendrick Lamar - "Alright" by London Alley Entertainment

Rihanna - \
4/5

Rihanna - "American Oxygen" by The Uprising Creative

YouTube Music Awards: FKA Twigs - \
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YouTube Music Awards: FKA Twigs - "Glass & Patron" by Virtue Worldwide: Creative Services by VICE

Live Nation, Noisey, Over/Under, SoundBites & YouTube, these Nominees for Music with the best Video Channels and Networks have got the juice, which means you’re subscribed, getting notifications, up on every new post, video and click-to-stream link. They’re basically a bookend to your life; a reservoir for fresh new beats. Vote for your favorite below:

Tune In & Turn Up The ?

YouTube Music Awards 2015 by Virtue Worldwide: Creative Services by VICE
1/5

YouTube Music Awards 2015 by Virtue Worldwide: Creative Services by VICE

Live Nation TV: From The Road by Live Nation TV
2/5

Live Nation TV: From The Road by Live Nation TV

Noisey by VICE Media
3/5

Noisey by VICE Media

Over/Under by Pitchfork
4/5

Over/Under by Pitchfork

SoundBites by Fusion Network
5/5

SoundBites by Fusion Network

With mobile’s manifold possibilities—on the go, accessible whenever and at anytime—you’ve always got music with you. The Nominees include a multitude of experiences—Inside Abbey Road, KCRW VR, Madeon, Shazam & SoundCloud. These Nominated music apps and sites are ready for a spin at the touch of your finger.

Touch to Hit Play

Shazam by Shazam
1/5

Shazam by Shazam

Inside Abbey Road by Google Creative Lab
2/5

Inside Abbey Road by Google Creative Lab

KCRW VR by KCRW
3/5

KCRW VR by KCRW

Madeon: Adventure Machine by Sony Music UK
4/5

Madeon: Adventure Machine by Sony Music UK

SoundCloud App by SoundCloud
5/5

SoundCloud App by SoundCloud

Music is critical to our digital experience as a learning tool, entertainment, creative expression & as a way to connect with others with similar tastes. 2016’s class of Webby Nominees are indicative of music’s various applications and potential: Which is music to our ears.

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