The Webby Awards is thrilled to honor LCD Soundsystem as the Webby Artist of the Year for fully harnessing the power and scope of the Internet as creative visionaries and musicians. LCD Soundsystem’s announcement of their final show was met with such fervent response from the music community that fans took to the Internet to express their ardent appreciation for the band; the final show not only sold out in minutes but also crashed ticket-selling sites. The highly sought out tickets became such a commodity that LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy denounced scalpers publicly on his Twitter account. In an ingenious and unparalleled move, the band teamed up with music site Pitchfork.tv to live stream the final show in its entirety online for a global audience. LCD Soundsystem’s unparalleled decision to have the nearly 4-hour show live-streamed brought the online music community in a way only the Internet could, marking the night one of the most memorable moments online and off.
Webby Artist of the Year