YouTube Music Awards Set For Nov. 3rd
October 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM (PT)
YOUTUBE will host the first-ever YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS -- to honor the artists and songs that YOUTUBE fans turned into global hits -- on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. The event will feature performances by EMINEM, LADY GAGA and ARCADE FIRE alongside other top artists and some of YOUTUBE’s biggest stars including LINDSEY STIRLING and CDZA.
The YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS will also feature musical events from SEOUL, MOSCOW, LONDON and BRAZIL, culminating in a live awards celebration at PIER 36 in NEW YORK CITY. Noted filmmaker and music-video visionary SPIKE JONZE will be the creative director and acclaimed actor JASON SCHWARTZMAN will serve as host.
Nominations will be announced OCTOBER 17th based on the videos that the world watched and shared over the past year, and judging will happen in full view as YOUTUBE fans determine the songs and artists honored by sharing across social media.
"We're setting out to create a night that's all about making things and creativity in the spirit of everyone that uses YOUTUBE," SPIKE JONZE said. "As well as giving out awards, we'll be making live music videos. The whole night should feel like a YOUTUBE video itself. We're getting together a group of amazing artists and filmmakers to do this live - tune in to see what happens live."s going online every day to engage with content, it is only natural that we lead the way with this YOUTUBE sponsorship.”