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We won a Webby!!

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This may be old news to some, but since the awards ceremony is coming up on Monday June 12, i just had to post it again. FabChannel.com won a Webby Award in the category ‘music’!

On Sunday a team of us will be flying in across the big blue ocean to accept the award at the ceremony in Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the team, so congratulations!

I’ll be looking forward to the infamous ‘5 word acceptance speech’ from the CEO, Justin Kniest. We may also have a little surprise on Monday 🙂

Press release after the jump.

Amsterdam, 2 June 2006

Webby for Fabchannel.com – concerts online

Broadband concert video portal is announced best music website of the world

The Dutch online concert channel Fabchannel.com is the proud winner of a Webby Award. In the category ‘music’,
the Dutch website has been announced best website of the world. Other Webby winners include Prince, Google Maps, ESPN, MySpace,
Dr. Robert Kahn, Thomas Friedman and Gorillaz.

The Webby Awards are the most prestigious awards for internet
initiatives. Since 1996, the International Academy of Digital Arts and
Sciences has been offering these awards every year. This body consists
of 500 leading web experts, business figures, digital pioneers and
artists. Members include, among others, Richard Branson and David
Bowie. The academy honours websites which excel by their design,
creativity, use and functionality.

Press voices on the awards:
New York Times: "The online equivalent of an Oscar"
Los Angels Times: "The only award show for internet sites that matters"
Wall Street Journal: "Celebrate sites that pave important paths to the internet’s next phase"

On 12 June, the winners of the Awards will be honoured at a ceremony in Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.
The CEOs of Fabchannel.com and Paradiso and the deputy mayor of the City of Amsterdam are present at the Award Ceremony.
For interview appointments you can contact Jeanine Albronda (see contact information).

About Fabchannel
Fabchannel.com is the biggest online concert video archive in the
world. Over 500 exclusive live concerts from the famous Paradiso and
Melkweg in Amsterdam can be watched live and on demand, in broadband
video quality and for free. Fabchannel’s online archive include
performances of Stereophonics, Editors, Damien Rice, Richard Ashcroft,
Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Simple Minds, Madness, Josh Ritter, Nada Surf
and Bright Eyes.
Fabchannel’s main objective is to create powerful broadband music
services that engage a global audience and promote up-and-coming
artists in all popular genres.
Founded by Paradiso Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading live music
clubs, Fabchannel.com is a great example of a new breed of
entertainment companies that combine know-how about content,
technology, promotion and sales. This unique set of qualities earned
Fabchannel four prestigious internet awards, including the Prix Europa
2005 and the Webby Award 2006 for Best Music Website of the world. They
are the ultimate acknowledgement of Fabchannel’s vision.


Written by ohwhen

June 9, 2006 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Web/Tech

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