Arcade Fire, Pharrell, Bob Dylan, Jay Z Win Webby Awards
Published Apr 28, 2014The ceremony for this year's Webby Awards won't be taking place until May 19, but the winners have already been announced. As usual, some musicians have been honoured for their internet presence.
Notably, Arcade Fire are multiple award winners. Their "Just a Reflektor" interactive video won in both the Web category (for NetArt) and the Online Film & Video category (for Music).
Other notable winners include Bob Dylan, whose interactive "Like a Rolling Stone" music video won Best Editing in the Online Film & Video category, and Pharrell, whose 24-hour "Happy" video won the Best Use of Interactive Video in the Online Film & Video Award.
Meanwhile, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail app might have had a rocky rollout last year, but it was still enough to win him the Music award in the Mobile & Apps category.
As for his wife Beyoncé, her homepage lost out in the Web category's Celebrity/Fan Award, but she was picked as the fan favourite for that prize. And De La Soul didn't win a specific category, but the Webbys gave them a Special Achievement Award for Webby Artist of the Year in recognition for giving their entire discography away for free.
Those with Bieber fever will be pleased to note that the troubled teen heartthrob earned recognition for his appearance on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. It won for Comedy: Long Form or Series in the category for Online Film & Video.
Some other notable winners for music fans include crowdfunding site Kickstarter, event promotion platform Eventbrite and the London Symphony Orchestra's LSO Play service. See the full list of winners here.