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OmusicawardsThe third edition of O Music Awards will take place June 27th with 24 hours of events starting in Memphis and ending in New Orleans.  During the day, The Flaming Lips will attempt to break Jay-Z's Guiness World Record for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities). Awards will be given out over the course of the 24-hour bus-powered livestreamed series of events from Fan Army FTW to WTF I Love This Award to Most Fucked-up Live Performance Gone Viral.

Wayne Coyne shared some mildly incoherent thoughts referencing the Sex Pistols tour of the South, his clarification that he is not a host but rather commandeered the Magical Mystery Merry Prankster bus and his fondness for the "way Jerry Lewis would get all sweaty toward the end of his yearly telethon."

Watching Wayne Coyne's descent, whether it's more Jerry Lewis or Jerry Lee Lewis, will no doubt be an ongoing series of visceral high points for livestream viewers as The Flaming Lips make their way from town to town by bus.

My First Hardcore Song by 8 yr old Juliet

By contrast, a series of web-centric awards will be announced along the way. Nominees include Yoko Ono for Must Follow Artist on Twitter, David Lynch's Crazy Clown Time for Too Much Ass for TV and Juliet's My First Hardcore Song for Most Adorable Viral Star. Yes, the highest highs and the lowest lows of music culture on the web will be honored at this 3rd edition of the O Music Awards.

O Music Awards Nominees for June 27, 2012:

1. Fan Army FTW (Winner: Artist)

Description: Fan armies are like fan clubs of old – with Twitter. Dedicated to the band of their preference, they turn out in droves – digitally and physically – to support a band's every venture.

Tokio Hotel "Aliens"
Adam Lambert "Glamberts"
One Direction "The Directioners"
Thirty Seconds to Mars "Echelon
Mindless Behavior "Team Mindless"
The Wanted "TWFanmily"
2NE1 "Blackjacks"
Girls Generation (SNSD) "Sones"
Taylor Swift "Taylor Nation"
Mumford & Sons "Team Mumford and Sons"

2. Must Follow Artist on Twitter (Winner: Artist)

Description: Bands who are making 140-characters their bitch – without being management's bitch (IE, all tweets are their own – we think).

Adam Lambert
Titus Andronicus
Yoko Ono
Lil B
St. Vincent
The Antlers
Childish Gambino
Questlove
Blake Shelton
Diplo
Tanlines

3. Most Adorable Viral Star (Winner: Viral Stars)

Description: The web is full of children and animals doing musical things adorably. Let us celebrate them!

William Stokkebroe
"My First Hardcore Song" by Juliet
Howard Wong
"Super Bass" by Sophia Grace Brownlee
"Someone Like You" by Makena
"Bone Pugz"
"The Elements Song" by Rose
Children Medieval Band covers Rammstein's "Sonne":
"I'm Elmo and I Know It" by Elmo
Ethan Walmark covers "Piano Man"

4. Digital Genius Award (Winner: Artist)

Description: These musicians go above and beyond when it comes to their art. We're not just talking about people who use Twitter and dabble in digital music here – each and every one is an innovator, early adopter and deeply immersed in the music/tech scene. More importantly, they do it on their own, not at the behest of labels or managers.

Gorillaz
OK Go
The Flaming Lips
Amanda Palmer
iamamiwhoami

5. Most Innovative Music Video (Winner: Artist)

Description: When we say "Innovative," we don't mean "well-directed" or "cool" – we mean folks who tapped into technology to create a new form of art: from choose-you-own-adventure masterpieces to 3D flicks to Kickstarter-funded opuses.

Tanlines "Brothers"
Chairlift "Have We Met Before"
Chris Bathgate "Big Ghost"
We The Kings "Say You Like Me"
Ellie Goulding "Lights"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Look Around"
Arcade Fire "Sprawl II"
Craig Wedren "Crush You"
Jacob Krupnick's "Girl Walk"
Javelin "Canyon Candy"

6. Best Web-Born Artist (Winner: Artist)

Description: These artists did not hit the big-time because they immediately scored a record deal or got "discovered" playing live. No, each and every one broke out because they used the web to get ahead – from Kickstarter-funded albums to songs that blew up on blogs to bands who met via email.

Julia Nunes
Walk Off The Earth
Youth Lagoon
Miracles of Modern Science
Karmin
Azealia Banks
Iggy Azalea
Pyyramids
Frank Ocean
Madeon

7. Hottest Music NILF (Nerd I'd Like to F*ck) (Winner: NILF)

Description: Hot coders, entrepreneurs, writers, etc who work in music and tech.

Michael Schneider, CEO of Mobile Roadie
Matthew Rosenberg, Co-founder of Fast Society
Jenna Wortham, Tech Reporter, New York Times
Peggy Wang, Writer Buzzfeed, Member of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Eliot Van Buskirk, Editor, EvolverFM
Ashley Simon, Media Partnerships at Foursquare
Sean Parker, co-founder Napster and other ventures
Maggie Vail, Co-founder of CASH Music
Contessa Gayles, Associate Editor, AOL Music
Tatiana Simonian, Head of Music, Twitter

8. Too Much Ass for TV (Winner: Artist)

Description: NSFW music videos.

"Nancy From Now On" by Father John Misty
"Big Bad Wolf" by Duck Sauce
"Andrew In Drag" by Magnetic Fields
"Wassap" by A$AP Rocky
"On'n'On" by Justice
"Hey Jane" by Spiritualized
"Crazy Clown Time" by David Lynch
"Booty Battle" video game by Big Freedia
"Sex on the Regular" by Miniature Tigers
"Starship" by Nicki Minaj

9. WTF I Love This Award (Winner: Creator)

Description: Memes, random things, Internet weirdness that has to do with music. Rad.

McRorie
Ketchupbot + 20th Century Fox Theme on a Flute
Beyonce fan sings "Halo"   
Drinkify
Bear In Heaven "I Love You It's Cool"
 

10. Best Artist/ Digital Entrereneur (Winner: Artist)

Description: This category honors bands and musicians who have entered into the music tech scene as creators and innovators, backing and inventing new products and services in the digital sphere.

Katy Goodman for "choose your own adventure" games
Wavves for "Weed Demon"
M.C. Hammer for search engine Wiredoo
Nicolas Jaar forClown & Music Aesthetics
Kanye West for DONDA
 

11. Best Vintage Revival (Winner: Tech/Founder)

Description: Every year, we see old technology and trends coming back and working themselves into pop culture. In this category, we honor those trends that are making a comeback in the music world.

Flexi discs
Cassettes
Records
Animated GIFS
8-bit
 

12. Beyond the Blog Award (Winner: Organization)

Description: The Beyond The Blog Award is honoring unconventional ways of editorializing music from radio to traditional magazines to using Twitter.

NPR for iPad App
Nardwuar
La Blogotheque
Metal Injection
Minor Thread
 

13. Best Online Concert Experience (Winner: Festival Organization)

Description: Watching concerts online is an increasingly popular trend nowadays. This category honors people and technology that are enhancing that experience.

Jay-Z at SXSW
Ryan Montbleau real time audio streams
Denison Witmer on Skype
2Pac at Coachella via hologram
Coachella  on  YouTube

14. Best Music App (Winner: App Developer)

Description: Honoring apps and services that are doing awesome things with music and musicians.

Spotify iPad App
Tomahawk
Songza
Artist Growth
Live Nation Facebook App

15. Best Music Hack (Winner: Hacker/Developer)

Description: Anything and everything that was created during a Music Hack Day or any other hacking event.

Swarm.fm
Ivy
Song Roulette
Bohemian Rhapsichord
Mixtape Alpha

16. Best Artist with a Cameraphone (Winner: Artist)

Description: Musicians who take wonderful snaps with their mobile phones and then share them with us normal folks.

Ed Droste
Soulja Boy
MC Hammer
Blood Orange
Justin Bieber
Greg Puciato
Kreayshawn
Theophilus London
Selena Gomez
YACHT

17. Most Addictive Social Music Service (Winner: Service)

Description: Here we honor any mobile or web services that make listening to music a social experience.

Chill
Myxer Social Radio
Soundrop app for Spotify
This Is My Jam
Mixlr

18. Best Protest Song (Winner: Artist/singer)

Description: There has been a lot to get up in arms about this year. Luckily, people have the  Web – and services like YouTube – as an outlet.

Robert Wilkinson sings "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Dan Bull "SOPA Cabana"
Atari Teenage Riot "Black Flags"
"The Day The LOLCATS Died"
"We Are Trayvon" by Plies

19. Beyond: The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer (Winner: Artist)

Description: Modern technology - both hardware and software — has birthed a band-new breed of musicians: Intrepid solo performers who both sample and blend the music of others into wholly new creations, and utilize programs and tools to create full, breathtaking songs without the aid of a band or other musicians. Like Djs, these musicians often take the stage solo, surrounded by sound boards and decked out in headphones, but instead of just spinning and mixing the tunes of others, they're creating original compositions that stand on their own.

Grimes
Dan Deacon
MNDR
Reggie Watts
Girl Talk

20. Most Extreme Fan Outreach (Winner: Artist)

Description: The gap between artist and fan is getting smaller and smaller with the rise of social media. These artists got even closer to their followers using digital tools – perhaps too close.

Bon Jovi
Dustin Wong:
Manchester Orchestra
Portugal. The Man
Snoop Dogg
Taylor Swift
Deadmau5
Wayne Coyne
Riot In Paris
DJ Shadow

21. Most Fucked-up Live Performance Gone Viral (Winner: Artist)

Description: In the past, if you botched a performance the masses would point, laugh and subsequently forget about it a few weeks later. Now, those FAILs are archived for future generations to mock on the World Wide Web.

The Fray
Kelvin Cheung
Lana Del Rey
MIA
Winters Mistress

22. Most Intense Social Spat (Winner: Both Artists)

Description: Thanks to the Web, users can teach themselves anything from the comfort of their own homes. Here are some of our favorite at-home teaching tools.

Fucked Up vs. Katy Perry
Patrick Carney vs. Everyone
David Furnish vs. Madonna
Frances Cobain vs. Courtney Love
Nicki Minaj vs. Her Twitter Followers

23. Best Music Teacher Replacement (Winner: Founder)

Description: Thanks to the Web, users can teach themselves anything from the comfort of their own homes. Here are some of our favorite at-home teaching tools.

Tabber Guitar
James Taylor
Guitar TV
Bandhappy
Pandora Inside The Music

24. O Music Awards Super Fan Award (Winner: Super Fan)

Hypebot Features Writer Clyde Smith blogs about business at Flux Research: Business Changes and about dance at All World Dance: News. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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