Webby Awards Recognizes David Bowie and Beastie Boys

Published: 2007-06-08
On June 5th, the Webby Awards, which are presented to the world's best websites by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, recognized musicians such as David Bowie and the Beastie Boys for their contributions to the digital field.

The ceremony took place in New York where U.K. legend David Bowie was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts. Bowie is at the head of Ultrastar, a digital business that provides online content for fellow musicmakers as well as the website BowieArt, which hooks up visual artists with potential collectors around the globe. In addition, the singer's BowieNet was one of the first official (big name) musician websites on the Internet.

American hip hop trio, the Beastie Boys, were awarded the prize for Best Artist for their concert film "Awesome; IÖShot That!", which was released in 2006 for the innovative shooting technique the band used: 50 audience members for the Beastie Boys' sold out show at Madison Square Garden on October 9, 2004 were given video cameras to shoot the entire concert from different angles. The result was a one-of-a-kind look from the perspective of fans that was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and is now available to purchase on DVD.

Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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