I’m still trying to process yesterday’s inaugural YouTube Music Awards. There’s no doubt that the idea of having a show that honors YouTube musicians is awesome. And it’s great that so many HUGE artists like Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire showed up to celebrate this amazing event!
But as I’ve been saying since the nominees were announced, I just wish that more artists who’ve built their careers primarily by using YouTube were recognized. Do we really need to give more awards to people like Eminem and Taylor Swift???
That’s why I was particularly happy when YouTube favorites Lindsay Stirling & Penatonix took home the Response of the Year award for their cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and DeStorm Power won Innovator of the Year honors for his incredible “See Me Standing” video.
Plus, it’s hard to argue with Girls’ Generation as Video of the Year winners for “I Got a Boy.”
As far as the actual show, it was definitely strange, which says a lot coming from me LOLLOLOLOL! Hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts (love his hair!) appeared 2 be making things up as they went along and didn’t really seem fit 4 a non-Indie crowd.
Thankfully, there were a bunch of cool performances that were made even cooler by director Spike Jonze who turned them into live music videos! The most ambitious video centered around AVICII’s performance and featured Vanessa Hudgens and a script written by “Girls” creator Lena Dunham.
Like much of the rest of the show, it definitely wasn’t perfect, but I give it an A for effort!
Congrats to all the winners and fingers-crossed that a bigger and better YouTube Music Awards show will be around in 2014!!!
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