SANTA MONICA, CA (September 3, 2014) – dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced today that leading entertainers Pitbull, Tyler Oakley, Michelle Phan, and Shay Carl will receive the first-ever Streamys ICON Awards presented by Samsung at the 4th Annual Streamy Awards Presented by Coca-Cola. The Streamy ICON Awards recognize the accomplishments of remarkable individuals who have demonstrated true leadership in online video and entertainment. The 2014 show will stream LIVE from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET at www.streamys.org with hosts Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.
“The Streamys have always honored emerging talent in the online video community, but this year, these innovators have engaged audiences with their creativity and impacted the zeitgeist like never before,” said Michael Mahan, President of dick clark productions. “It’s my honor to recognize Pitbull, Tyler Oakley, Michelle Phan, and Shay Carlwith the inaugural Streamys ICON Awards Presented by Samsung for their accomplishments and social influence in online video and entertainment.”
Drew Baldwin Streamy Awards Executive Producer and co-founder of Tubefilter added “The Streamys ICON Award is the Streamy Awards’ highest honor, recognizing the creators who have made tremendous contributions to their communities through online video and social media.”
The inaugural Streamys ICON Awards will honor talent in four categories: Activism, Convergence, Entrepreneurship, and Inspiration, and include:
Recipients of the Streamys ICON Awards Presented by Samsung will be honored by their peers in the entertainment industry on the Friday night preceding the Streamy Awards. Musical sensation US THE DUO is set to perform.
In early 2014, US THE DUO vaulted to prominence via Vine. Their #6SecondCovers of Destiny’s Child and The Neighborhood songs gained major traction, but it was their medleys that launched them to stardom on the platform. Their mash-ups of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry songs caught the attention of BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio, and Business Insider and soon, their social media following grew to over 4 million. US THE DUO inked a deal with Republic Records in March 2014 making history as the first artists signed to a major label from Vine. Since then, their full-length original album, No Matter Where You Are, has reached #9 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart, and landed Top 30 on the overall Albums Chart. The couple recently completed their first headlining tour with sold out dates throughout North America and have been featured by everybody from Good Morning America and The Today Show to Huffington Post, Yahoo! and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz.
The 4th Annual Streamy Awards Presented by Coca-Cola are produced by dick clark productions. Assaf Blecher, Vice President of Programming and Development at dick clark productions, and Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen, co-founders of Tubefilter, are Executive Producers.
About The Streamy Awards
The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.
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