DeliRadio Nominated For Best Music App In The 17th Annual Webby Awards

Apr 12, 2013, 09:00 ET from DeliRadio

BERKELEY, Calif., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DeliRadio has been nominated for Best Music App in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. They are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners and 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.

DeliRadio lets you stage-dive into your local music scene, surfing the sounds of artists about to play your favorite clubs or festivals, anytime, day or night. On the DeliRadio Concert Network, thousands of music venues around the world have had their lineups transformed into ad-free streaming radio accessible on both web and mobile devices, for free listening and sharing.

Take a break from randomized playlists, and instead discover upcoming Roxy Theatre performers on Roxy Radio. Or Wakarusa Festival bands on Wakarusa Radio. Concert lovers are responding, flocking to DeliRadio as the ultimate way to discover and hear acts about to hit nearby stages.

Another cutting edge aspect of DeliRadio: the musicians themselves manage their own presence. They upload music, photos, and videos at their sole discretion, and can even designate which "single" plays first for listeners. Fan favorites MGMT, My Morning Jacket, The Lumineers, Steve Aoki and tens of thousands of other artists, venues, and festivals now turn to the DeliRadio platform as an integral part of tour promotion. 

"Nominees like DeliRadio 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."

As a nominee, DeliRadio is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 25th, DeliRadio fans and users 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."

For a full list of last year's 5-Word Speeches, please visit webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.

ABOUT DELIRADIO:

Founded in 2011, DeliRadio, on mobile (www.m.deliradio.com) and web (play.deliradio.com), is a free internet radio platform connecting listeners with local concert scenes.  Anywhere you are, you can hear songs from the bands with live gigs around you, filtering by preferred concert venues, genres, and more.

ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.

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