iTunes, We7, Radiohead seize DMA gongs

Apple’s iTunes, Radiohead and We7 featured among the winners of this year’s BT Digital Music Awards, announced last night at the London Roundhouse.

iTunes beat down 7digital, eMusic, Music Station and Napster to win the Best Music Store category.

We7 beat 7digital and Sellaband amongst others last night to win the Best Digital Music Service category, yet another highlight for the service which signed distribution deals with the Orchard this week, following on from deals made with Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music.

Radiohead won the Artists Of The Year award, while Coldplay won the Best Rock/Indie Artist award and their website,, won the Best Official Music Website gong.
Vampire Weekend won the Breakthrough Artist award, The Zutons won the Best Video Podcast award, while NME.COM won the award for Best Digital Music Magazine.

Kylie Minogue won the accolade of Best Pop Artist, while here website took a fillip in the Innovation category. Hospital Records won the price for the best audio podcast.

Finally, the Gibson ‘robot’ guitar took the prize for best music hardware (though we may have pushed for a win for Numark’s iDJ 2, as it’s a hugely clever device).

Distorted Loop failed to win the award for Best Music Blog – we’d never even expected to – but we were beaten by some blog which talks about Oasis. Yawn. And to be honest, the other nominees seemed light to us. Not that we’re bitter or anything, so well done everyone. Sigh…

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