BalconyTV was awarded the Silver Lovie for best Music and Entertainment Internet Video, as well as the People’s Choice Award, or People’s Lovie, in the same category, voted on by the online public. These awards spotlight Europe’s leaders of digital innovation, celebrating and supporting the industry’s driving forces.
“BalconyTV is delighted to win these two Lovie Awards; it’s great recognition from our fans for all the hard work our producers put into their shows all over the world,” said BalconyTV’s Founder, Stephen O’Regan. “To be up against such big names and come out on top is a great accolade for us. And to be recognized by one of the most prestigious awards for digital content — we are chuffed!”
With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 European countries, and over 40,000 votes in the People’s Lovie, The 4th Annual Lovie Awards was the biggest in the Awards’ history. BalconyTV’s Silver Judges’ Award, chosen by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, comes in second to Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” interactive music video.
BalconyTV is a mainstay in the digital world of music discovery; it has built its channel by empowering a passionate network of local producers to scout talented, up-and-coming artists in over 43 major cities. To date, BalconyTV’s global audience has generated over 50 million views of its videos through channels on YouTube, Vevo, Daily Motion, Muzu and others. Music, film & TV distributor The Orchard acquired BalconyTV in March 2014 to continue to expand its reach around the world.
ABOUT THE LOVIE AWARDS
The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europeʼs top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. Now in its fourth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian can be entered in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social. More information at www.lovieawards.eu/ Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, MailChimp, MediaMonks, Coolhunting, ACE Hotel, Full Fat PR, NUMA: Paris, Rude Baguette, Springwise, Creativepool, Internetworld, net magazine, Quixel, and Lürzer’s Archive.
BalconyTV is indie music unplugged for the internet generation. Launched in 2006 on a balcony in Dublin, Ireland, Balcony TV has grown into a 21st century online music network. Our producers scour the globe for the best local talent, tape them performing a single song live on a balcony and post the performance online to be enjoyed by a worldwide audience. We post 50 performances per week from 50 different cities on 6 different continents. Notable artists who have appeared on Balcony TV include Mumford & Sons, The Script, Jessie J, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Neon Trees, Matisyahu, Temper Trap, Little Green Cars, Ed Sheeran and many more!
ABOUT THE ORCHARD
The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners’ business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.