Scoot Over, MTV: YouTube Is Launching A Music Awards Show

Scheduled to air live November 3 -- on YouTube -- the 90-minute show will feature performances from those who gained fame on the video platform as well as those, such as Eminem, who became famous via more old-fashioned routes.

What's the Latest Development?


YouTube, home of billions of hours' worth of video of all kinds, has announced that it will host its first-ever music awards show on November 3 at Pier 36 in New York City. Expected performers include established artists such as Eminem and Lady Gaga as well as those who have gained fame primarily through the video platform, including violinist Lindsey Stirling and comedy group Cdza. Nominees will compete in six categories, and winners will be chosen by popular vote, which means "fans from South Korea or Brazil or anywhere else could choose the victors if they vote in large enough numbers."

What's the Big Idea?

The show is unlikely to supplant other "traditional" music awards ceremonies, but its existence offers just one more example of how the Internet continues to transform media. Nominees will be judged not on physical record sales but on data such as "most views" and "most spinoffs." In addition to the main event -- which, naturally, will be live-streamed on YouTube -- smaller events will take place in select cities, including Moscow and London.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Read it at The New York Times

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

Getty Images
Sponsored
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

Keep reading Show less

Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

This economy has us in survival mode, stressing out our bodies and minds.

Videos
  • Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.
  • The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.
  • The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality.
Keep reading Show less

The most culturally chauvinist people in Europe? Greeks, new research suggests

Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.

Image: Pew Research Center
Strange Maps
  • Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
  • Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
  • British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
Keep reading Show less

People who engage in fat-shaming tend to score high in this personality trait

A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.

Pixabay
Mind & Brain
  • The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
  • The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
  • People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
Keep reading Show less