The O Music Awards are NEXT WEEK — kicking off on June 19 at 7pm EST and running for 24 full hours! Please allow our hosts The Sklar Brothers to get you primed for all the action via the vid below.
On June 19-20, right here on OMusicAwards.com, we will be revealing all of our winners over the course of 24 action-packed hours. In addition to giving away those coveted O Music Award cubes, we will also be hosting our very first “Live Music Day,” a huge online-only music festival during which more than 50 bands (of all genres) will play for 24 hours. The event is a celebration of the Web and how it makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to take in live music right from the comfort of their own abode. Plus, we’ll have a 24-hour drumathon on hand to keep the beat throughout.
The show will also feature performances by our five Make A Band Famous finalists, Chill Moody, Darling Parade, The So So Glos, Striking Matches and Syd Arthur. A refresher on what that category entails: Artists/bands first opted into the contest via Viacom Music Group’s artist platform (Artists.MTV, Artists.VH1, Artists.CMT), with 10 semifinalists determined by internal committee and fan engagement. After nearly one million votes, the five top vote-getters were chosen to play the show. During the live show, the band who scores the most votes will get a once-in-a-lifetime shot to play VMA weekend in August, as well as the distinction of becoming MTV’s Artist to Watch, VH1’s You Oughta Know, or CMT’s Listen Up highlighted band.
That’s a lot to take in, we know. Luckily, we’ll have 2 talented hosts on hand to lead us through the fray. Let them break it down below!