MUSIC NEWS: MTVu Woodie Awards Announced

Last year I got the opportunity to cover the MTVu Woodie Awards. Not going to lie, it was really amazing. As someone who deals with emerging music, I’m always happy to see an international platform Having the opportunity to chop it up with Skrillex (before he was Skrillex). And with the shift now to EDM, it seems the awards are taking an even larger scope, with a full day of programming before the show taping.

The nominees, include Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Wallpaper, Kendrick Lamar,  Tune-Yards, and more. Basically every artist that has gotten love on the blogs for the past year. The ceremony goes down March 15th in Austin.

Woodie of the Year (Artist of the Year)

The Black Keys (Nonesuch Records / Warner Bros Records)
Foster the People (Columbia Records)
Frank Ocean (Island Def Jam)
Mac Miller (Rostrum Records)
Skrillex (Atlantic Records / Big Beat Records)
J Cole (Columbia Records)

The Breaking Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)

Porter Robinson (OWSLA)
Electric Guest (Downtown Records)
Lana Del Rey (Interscope Records)
Childish Gambino (Glassnote Records)
fun. (Fueled by Ramen / Atlantic Records)
Walk the Moon (RCA Records)
Cults (Columbia Records)
Tune-Yards (4AD)
A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
Iggy Azalea (Interscope Records)
Azealia Banks (Universal Music)
The Weeknd (Self Released)
Fake Problems (SideOneDummy Records)
Cloud Nothings (Carpark Records)
Charli XCX (Atlantic Records UK)
Wallpaper (Epic Records)
Sleeper Agent (Mom + Pop Music)
Machine Gun Kelly (Interscope Records)
Kendrick Lamar (Interscope Records)
Meek Mill (Maybach Music Group / Warner Bros Records)
Future (Epic Records)
T. Mills (Columbia Records)

 Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year) 

Duck Sauce “Big Bad Wolf” (Big Beat / Fool’s Gold)
Major Lazer “Original Don” (Interscope Records)
Battles “My Machine” (Warp)
M83 “Midnight City” (Mute)
Best Coast “Our Deal” (Mexican Summer)
Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Universal Records)

 Performing Woodie (Best Live Act) 

Mac Miller (Rostrum Records)
The Throne (Island Def Jam)
Alabama Shakes (ATO Records)
The Black Keys (Warner Bros Records / Nonesuch Records)
Swedish House Mafia (Astralwerks Records)
Skrillex (Big Beat Records / Atlantic Records)

 EDM Effect Woodie (For Bringing EDM to a new fan-base)

Avicii for “Good Feeling” (Flo Rida) – (Interscope Records / Atlantic
Benny Benassi for “Beautiful People” (Chris Brown feat Benny Benassi) –
(Ultra Records/ RCA Records)
Calvin Harris for “We Found Love” (Rihanna feat Calvin Harris) – (Ultra
Records / Island Def Jam)
Flux Pavilion for “Who Gon Stop Me” (The Throne) – (Circus / Island Def Jam)
Martin Solveig for “Ready 2 Go” (Martin Solveig featuring Kele) – (Big Beat
Records / Atlantic Records)
Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke for “Turbulence” (Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke
featuring Lil Jon) – (Ultra Records)

College Radio Woodie – (Best Campus Radio Station)