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BT honours musical talent

Telco hosts Interactive Music Awards

Television shows Fame Academy and Pop Idol will go head-to-head for the title of best interactive TV programme at tonight's BT Interactive Music Awards 2003 at London's Millbank.

The awards, which celebrate the best of the UK's interactive music industry, will include nominations for internet radio stations and interactive TV shows as well as mobile platforms used to deliver music to fans.

Up for nomination in the best online music video category are Dizzee Rascal, Elton John, The Darkness, Rachel Stevens and Nemmi Benassi. Music fans who have built their own site also get the chance of recognition in the people's choice awards. Over 3,000 sites have been entered so far and competition is expected to be extremely fierce.

"The music industry invests huge amounts of time, money and talent into interactive media. Whether it be innovative mobile services, creative online marketing campaigns or incredible fan sites, these awards are all about celebrating the positive role interactive media plays in both the industry and the public's appreciation of music," said Ben Drury, head of music at BT.

There are 13 awards in total; six are voted for by the public and seven are judged by a panel of experts.

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Interactive Music Awards 2003


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