NEW YORK: The third annual Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards will be held this year at Studio 54 in New York City on Monday, July 24th. The event will honor those visionaries, including individuals, websites and companies whose substantial contribution to the developing world of online music has been, and continues to be profound.
The Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards will pay tribute to well-established artists, up-and-coming bands and the pioneers of online music. Following on the heels of the tremendously successful production last year, this year's event continues to grow in scale with more awards and headline performers. David Bowie has been chosen as this year's Online Pioneer and will be performing live at the awards in New York City. The Online Pioneer award is an honor given each year to that individual who has been at the forefront of the music world's internet revolution. Bowie fans can find out more by enlisting with Bowienet and www.davidbowie.com.
Yahoo! Internet Life hosted last year's awards at Studio 54 and offered an array of live performers such as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Seal, Public Enemy and Wyclef Jean.
A nationwide appeal for Call for Entries opens March 22 thru April 21. Applicants are invited to register by logging on to the website: www.yilmusicawards.com.
This year's categories include:
Ã‚Â· Best Overall Music Site
Ã‚Â· Best News Site
Ã‚Â· Best Internet-Only Album
Ã‚Â· Best Internet-Only Single
Ã‚Â· Best Reference Site
Ã‚Â· Best Artist Site
Ã‚Â· Best Fan Site
Ã‚Â· Best Label Site
Ã‚Â· Best Unsigned Band Online
Ã‚Â· Best Live Music Event
Winners will be voted on by a select academy of influential leaders in the music, online and entertainment industries. The event will be cybercast live on the internet.