Stones Lead Artist Digital Awards Finalists
The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards.The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The veteran U.K. rock band's "Four Flicks" (TGA Entertainment) is up in the music DVD of the year and best use of technology by an artist categories.
Also on the DVD slate is "Dave Matthews Band in Central Park" (Coming Home Studios), "Coldplay, Live2003" (Parlophone) and "The Filth and the Fury: The Sex Pistols" (New Line Home Entertainment). Other entities nominated for the best use of technology award are the Live Phish download site, Prince's NPG Music Club and Digital Static's Music & Multimedia DVD 2004.
Created by Billboard in partnership with Digital Media Wire, the Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards will celebrate vision, innovation, entrepreneurship and brand development in digital entertainment. Awards will be presented in 26 unique categories honoring achievements involving games, music and film, television and video.
Apple and XM Satellite Radio are among the leading companies up for awards. Both are finalists in the innovator of the year and brand of the year categories.
The finalists were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges from the music, gaming and film/TV industries. Awards will be distributed Nov. 5 at a gala reception in Los Angeles that will serve as the finale of the Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference.
Recording artist/songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren will deliver a keynote address at the conference, as will HDNet chairman Mark Cuban and Xbox game platform co-creator Seamus Blackley. Cuban is a visionary of the year finalist along with Apple/Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser and game designer Will Wright.
For more information and the full list of finalists, visit www.digitalentertainmentawards.com.