SECTION: ENTERTAINMENT, TELEVISION, AND CULTURE
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HEADLINE: David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Prince Among Top Winners at the 3rd Annual 'Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards'
DATELINE: NEW YORK, July 25
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, the world's most influential lifestyle publication covering the content, culture, and community of the Internet, announced the winners of its Third Annual Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards last night at New York's Studio 54.
John Leguizamo ("To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar," "Freak") hosted the awards presentation, in which David Bowie, who performed at the event, received The Online Pioneer of the Year Award. In addition to Bowie, Alanis Morissette, who is featured on the cover of the special August music issue of Yahoo! Internet Life, Isaac Hayes, Aimee Mann and DJ Rap performed. Sandra Bernhard, Kurt Loder, Salt of Salt N' Pepa and supermodel Inez Rivero were among those who helped present the awards.
And the winners of the 3rd Annual Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards are ...
Best Overall Music Site - Sonicnet (www.sonicnet.com)
Best Music News - Billboard Online (www.billboard.com)
Best Label Online - Astralwerks (www.astralwerks.com)
Best Internet Only Album - Aimee Mann's Bachelor No. 2 (www.aimeemann.com)
Best Internet Only Single - Prince's One Song (www.love4oneanother.com)
Best Artist Site - Bowienet (www.davidbowie.com)
Best Music Reference Site - Ultimate Band List.com (www.ubl.com)
Best Unsigned Artist Online - Red Delicious (www.red-delicious.co.uk)
Best Fan Site - Painful Convictions (Nine Inch Nails) (www.9inchnails.com)
Best Live Online Event - Paul McCartney at the Cavern Club (www.mcy.com)
At the July 24th event, David Bowie received The Online Pioneer Award, an honor given each year by the editors of Yahoo! Internet Life to that individual who has been at the forefront of the music world's Internet revolution. Having founded UltraStar, a pioneering Internet entertainment company, and created the first ever artist produced and designed ISP, BowieNet (www.davidbowie.com), Bowie and his creative convergence of music, Internet and technology are the soul of the Yahoo! Internet Life Online Pioneer Award.
The Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards were cybercast live on VH1.com. The awards are being generously sponsored by Microsoft Windows Media, VH1.com, Covad, Live365.com, MusicMatch, Search4DigitalMusic.com, FlipDog.com, garageband.com, Wear: Aer, MyCreativity.com and The New York Times.
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