The three-hour event will stream live audio on Clear Channel stations and on iHeartRadio.
According to Clear Channel Media, the iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees are compiled by Mediabase from listener feedback and performance data according to airplay. Digital streaming data, custom station creations, and sales/tags from BigChampagne and Shazam are also factored into the awards.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will also break new ground by being the first music awards show in which “every voting category will include social #hashtags as the primary voting mechanism.”
“Collaborating with a company that has the global reach of Clear Channel allows us to interact with music fans all over the world,” stated Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We feel fortunate being on the ground floor of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will deliver an array of great performances from today’s biggest stars.”
“With a reach of more than 240 million people every month, Clear Channel has an unparalleled ability to identify and track the biggest artists and songs in the country,” added John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel. “The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be the first awards show in history to reflect America’s favorite music, and which is truly powered by the people.”
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor artists in 13 different categories and all musical genres. Per Clear Channel: “Each voting category will initially feature 10 nominees — listeners will then narrow down to five finalists during a four-week period, with the finalists to be announced during a one-hour special live event on March 26, 2014 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Fans will then vote over the next several weeks to determine the winners in each category.”
To cast your vote, visit iHeartRadio.
Sources: NBC and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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