Article: BT Digital Music Awards 2010 Nominees – @jamiecullum

Cheryl Cole, Plan B, Professor Green, Alexandra Burke and Dizzee Rascal receive multiple nominations at this years BT Digital Music Awards 2010 which will be screened exclusively on ITV2.

Fans can now vote for their favourite artists and music sites at www.btdma.com

This year’s nominees are a showcase of internationally acclaimed UK artists and with 21 categories on the cards, competition is fiercer than ever, with the likes of Cheryl Cole and Alexandra Burke not only fighting it out for Best Female Artist, they are also up against each other for Best Song.

Plan B, Chipmunk and Taio Cruz have all been nominated in both the Best Song and Best Male Artist category, where Robbie Williams and Dizzee Rascal have also been put forward. New celeb couple Rochelle Wiseman (The Saturdays) and Marvin Humes (JLS) will battle against each other to win Best Group, whilst a host of new talent including Example and Professor Green will strive to be named Best Newcomer.

In the categories decided by the official judges, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz pick up multiple nominations, alongside Australian rock/drum n bass band Pendulum and BT DMA regulars, Muse. Meanwhile the BBC wins nominations for its Glastonbury 2010 coverage and its 2009 Ukulele Prom, as well as nods for its podcasts and shows by 6Music DJs Adam & Joe, and Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum. Among the newcomers heralded by the judges, Marina & The Diamonds will fight it out against The XX, Professor Green, deadmau5, Tinie Tempah and The Temper Trap.

This year sees the introduction of some new categories for 2010 including Best Place to Hear, Discover and Buy Music, Best Event and Best Music App to reflect the increased audience engagement and rapid developments in technology that the music industry has seen in recent years enabling music fans to access their favourite music when and where they want.

Also from today, anyone wishing to enter a music site in the People’s Choice Awards can go to www.btdma.com to download an interactive ‘voting button’ which enables website visitors to vote directly for the site by simply clicking on the button.

The awards will be held at Camden’s Roundhouse on Thursday 30 September, and fans will be able to catch all the action when the awards are broadcast on ITV2 on Saturday 2 October – if you’re not in don’t forget to set BT Vision to record.

As part of its partnership with the music industry, BT is restricting participation in the awards to sites and services that have licensed music from official sources, ensuring that artists are properly rewarded for their work.

Full list of nominations in this year’s BT Digital Music Awards The following categories have been shortlisted on the basis of download data from the Official Charts Company and are opened up to the public vote from today at www.btdma.com

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Best Female Artist in association with SugarScape.com

Alexandra Burke

Cheryl Cole

Ellie Goulding

Florence & The Machine

Leona Lewis

Pixie Lott

Best Male Artist in association with The Sun

Chipmunk

Dizzee Rascal

Plan B

Robbie Williams

Taio Cruz

Tinie Tempah

Best Group in association with The Daily Star

JLS

Mumford & Sons

Muse

N-Dubz

Saturdays

Sugababes

Best Song in association with The London Entertainment Lowdown

Bad Boys – Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida

Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz

Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole

Pass Out – Tinie Tempah

She Said – Plan B

You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine

Best International Artist or Group in association with TOTP magazine

Alicia Keys

Black Eyed Peas

Glee Cast

Jay-Z

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Best Independent Artist or Group in association with Clash magazine

Dizzee Rascal

Example

Lost Prophets

Prodigy

The Temper Trap

Vampire Weekend

Best Newcomer in association with Last FM

Aggro Santos

Example

Joe McElderry

Mumford & Sons

Professor Green

Tinie Tempah

Best Video in association with BT Vision

Bad Boys – Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida

Everybody in Love – JLS

Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole

Good Times – Roll Deep

Pass Out – Tinie Tempah

Say It’s Over – N’Dubz

Best Place to Discover Music

BBC Introducing www.bbc.co.uk/music/introducing

Drowned in Sound www.drownedinsound.com

Guardian Music www.guardian.co.uk/music

iTunes www.itunes.co.uk

NME.com www.nme.com

Resident Advisor www.residentadvisor.net

Best Place to Hear Music

BBC 6Music www.bbc.co.uk/6music

Last.fm www.last.fm

MySpace www.myspace.com/music

SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com

Spotify www.spotify.com

Youtube www.youtube.com

Best Place to Buy Music

Amazon www.amazon.co.uk

Boomkat www.boomkat.com

eMusic www.emusic.com

iTunes www.itunes.co.uk

Play.com www.play.com

Spotify www.spotify.com

The following categories will be decided by an expert-judging panel:

Best Event

D&BTV presents Pendulum ‘Immersion’ live album preview

Glastonbury 2010

Nokia presents Rihanna Live

Sonisphere

Sonisphere ‘The Big Four 2010’ cinecast

The Ukulele Prom

Best Music App

Gorillaz Plastic Beach app

Gorillaz ‘Escape to Plastic Beach’ games

Pendulum Witchcraft Experiment Facebook app

deadmau5 Touchmix II app

MySpace Music Fan Video app

Little Boots RjDj iPhone app

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

deadmau5

Marina & The Diamonds

Professor Green

The Temper Trap

The XX

Tinie Tempah

Artist of the Year

30 Seconds to Mars

Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

Gorillaz

Kylie

Muse

Pendulum

Best Innovation or Gadget

BandCentral

BuzzDeck

Pledge Music

Songkick

SoundCloud

SoundOut

Best Artist Promotion

Christina Aguilera ‘Bionic’ album collaborator map

Giggs Freestyle competition

Gorillaz ‘Escape to Plastic Beach’ games

Gorillaz ‘Escape to Plastic Beach’ iTunes album

M.I.A ‘Born Free’ video

Muse ‘United States of Eurasia’ USB Treasure Hunt

Best Radio Show or Podcast

Adam & Joe podcasts

Adam Buxton’s Big Mixtape show and podcast

Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 podcast

Jim Gellatly’s New Music podcast

Melodica show

SFG TV podcast

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