LONDON, UK (Interactive Awards Website) - Robbie Williams
were among artists to win awards celebrating the best in interactive music. Organisers of the Interactive Music
Awards said 2003 saw the industry "wake up" to new ways of accessing music.
The awards celebrate the best use of interactivity in artist websites, online radio, downloads, interactive shows or use of mobile devices.
The launch of iTunes in the US, EMI's announcement that it would put almost its entire catalogue online and a re-launched, legal, Napster are just some of the highlights of the year organizers said.
Also, mobile phones have become the frontline for music fans. Especially, ringtones often outsell the singles they are taken from(!), mobile services can tell users the name of a song playing in the background, and the UK's first music download service for mobiles has recently been launched.
2003 Interactive Awards winners full list:
Best Pop Artist - Abs
Best Rock / Indie Artist - Muse
Best Dance / Urban Artist - Sasha
Best Promotional Campaign - Robbie Williams
Best Use of Mobile - Dizzee Rascal (Boy In Da Corner)
Best Use of Broadband - Ministry of Sound
Best Innovation - iTV Videos for Hell Is For Heroes & Robbie Williams
The Amused & Bemused Award - Simple Kid for the Simple Kid website
Best Music DVD - U2 (The Best Of, 1990-2000)
Best Radio Station Online - Virgin Radio (London)
Best Interactive TV Programme - TRL (MTV)
Best Music Video Online - Feeder (Just The Way I'm Feeling)
Best Web-based Music Game - Project Rockstar v2 game
Artist of the Year - Will Young
People's Choice Award for Official website - Westlife
People's Choice Award for Unofficial site - Radiohead fansite - www.ateaseweb.com