Sunday night the first annual YouTube Music Awards ceremony was held with much fanfare; it proved to be eclectic and esoteric; but not entertaining. Creative Director Spike Jonze promised the live stream audience that the night would be “messy fun” and contain “big surprises.” Jason Schwartzman, who co-hosted with Reggie Watts, warned that there was no script. He needn’t have bothered, the lack of script was apparent from the very beginning.
It is only a matter of hours until the first inaugural YouTube Music Awards will be broadcast worldwide over the internet and Creative Director Spike Jonze promises that the live event will be massy fun. The first ever music awards program will be getting life feeds from five different locations and will be part of the main ceremony produced at Pier 36 New York City.
The first YouTube annual music awards ceremony on November 3 is featuring some big names and some big suprises. With the Google owned site moving into the paid digital music arena they are focussing on pulling in more mainstream, big name artists for their potential audience. Arcade Fire, Eminem and Lady Gaga are just three examples of the calibre of entertainer that will be there on the night of the YouTube Music Video Awards debut.
Following hot on the heels of Google’s recent reveal that YouTube will start competing in the world of digital music, the media site has announced their first annual music awards event. The ceremony will take place on November 3 in a contest of mainstream music vs “homegrown” local, and not so local, internet artists. The video at the end of the article talks about the upcoming event.
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