YouTube Announces Its Own Award Show

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It was only a matter of time before the place were all videos and people go to become internet sensations would their own awards.

YouTube announced earlier today, that they have gone ahead and made up their own award show because when you give the world some artists that would have never made it (hello Justin Bieber and Psy) on their own, you know that you have some super powers.

The YouTube Music Awards might not be threatening any of the several dozen music awards shows we love to obsess over, but they are definitely bringing out the big guns in the form of the guests that will be making their appearances on the show. As of now, Lady Gaga, Eminem and the Arcade Fire have been confirmed to attend while many others will be making taped appearance from different locations around the world. This stunt is an effort from the YouTube masterminds to show how far the website’s reach goes.

The show will be giving out seven awards, total, and the list of nominees will be announced on October 17. Nominees will consist of artists who over the course of the last year have garnered the most views, share and any other type of online love from fans and haters alike.

The show will be 90-minutes long and will be broadcast through YouTube straight from Pier 39 in New York. The host for the show will be former Phantom Planet drummer and actor, Jason Schwartzman while Where the Wild Things Are director, Spike Jonze will be taking over as creative director of the show.

Tickets will be available later on this month, but as to how you can get one, it is still unknown as well as that YouTube Music Award will look like.

For now, check out the commercial for the awards below.

Stream Panic! at the Disco’s New Album

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Panic! at the Disco have been having quite a few couple of months. First, it is revealed that they would be opening for Fall Out Boy on their Save Rock and Roll arena tour and then they released a new song and news that a new album was on its way.

Even though there was good news from the Panic! camp at that time, some bad news was also revealed when drummer, Spencer Smith wrote a long letter to fans, letting them know that he had been suffering from addiction for quite sometime. Due to his addiction and desire to get better, he bowed out of the current tour.

This morning, it was revealed that the band would be streaming their new album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, in full on Youtube a week ahead of time; a trend that has been gaining momentum since the beginning of the year with musicians. The album features 10 new songs, including current singles,“This Is Gospel” and “Ms. Jackson.”

The full album, like stated before, is set to be released next Tuesday, October 8 through Fueled by Ramen and can be heard below.

So, let’s be honest, what do we think about the new sound of Panic! at the Disco?

Simon Cowell Launches Online Talent Contest

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Sometimes you have to wonder if Simon Cowell ever sleeps or if he’s just a vampire. With American Idol and The X Factor under his belt (just here in the US, we aren’t counting all the other things he has going on in the UK) you have to wonder how he comes up with all these talent shows to help launch people into stardom.

Now, two years or so after the launch of the American version of The X Factor, Cowell is back with an online talent contest. Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment and Youtube have announced that they will be launching Your Generation, a global talent contest where they are seeking people with “original and unconventional talent” from singers and artists to chefs and magicians.

The contest is slated to start next month and will run for a year; every two weeks auditions from different categories will take place. Potential contestants can enter their videos at the contest’s official Youtube page which will then be seen by a panel of judges.

While the prizes have yet to be confirmed, this talent contest will be available in 15 different languages as well as 26 countries around the world. So start working on those talents guys; who knows, you might be the next big thing.