Amoeba Music's "What's In My Bag?" series has been nominated for Best Online Film & Video: Variety Show in the prestigious Webby Awards!
Amoeba Music's "What's In My Bag?" series has been nominated for Best Online Film & Video: Variety Show in the prestigious Webby Awards!!! Described by The New York Times as the "Internet's highest honor" and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences(IADAS), the Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.
"Nominees like Amoeba Music are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we received this year."
"What's In My Bag?" is now in its sixth season and Amoeba is very excited and incredibly honored to be nominated. Amoeba is the underdog, facing stiff competition from Conan O'Brien and Rainn Wilson for the People's Voice Award with MIT and Fandango rounding out the field. From now until April 25th, Amoeba fans can cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year's 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest: "Pinterest loves you Ryan Gosling"; Bjork: "A.E.I.O.U"; and Holocaust survivor Tibor Sands for The United States Holocaust Museum "Thank you for remembering me."
About "What's In My Bag?" : One of the coolest things about shopping at Amoeba is the "treasure hunt" or discovering hidden gems. The stories behind the hunt for a particular record and the excitement when it's found are some of the very best experiences of working at Amoeba. We are privileged to hear those stories and feel that excitement on a daily basis and we thought... "wouldn't it be cool if everyone could experience this with us?" So we created a new feature on our website called "What's In My Bag?" where customers, artists, staff, and friends of Amoeba share with us what they've found at Amoeba and the stories behind those discoveries. A trailer for "What's In My Bag?" can be viewed here: http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/online-film-video/general-film-categories/variety/amoeba-musics-whats-in-my-bag