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TUES, SEPT 26
TUES, SEPT 26
10/4/16

Biz Markie and Spencer Ludwig to Perform at Streamys

Tubefilter, dick clark productions and YouTube announced today that hip hop legend Biz Markie as well as Warner Bros recording artist, singer and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, formerly of Capital Cities, will perform at the 6th Annual Streamys Awards. The annual awards show, which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it, will be hosted by television and online multi-hyphenate King Bach and will live streamed on the official Streamy Awards YouTube channel tonight, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT live from The Beverly Hilton.

The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming global fan-base. He will perform his hit songs “Make The Music With Your Mouth” as well as “Just A Friend,” which made VH1’s list of 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time. He recently guest starred on an episode of FOX’s hit series Empire.

Los Angeles born vocalist-instrumentalist Spencer Ludwig is best known as the former trumpeter for multiplatinum-selling indie pop act Capital Cities. Following a whirlwind two years in the group, Ludwig commenced writing solo material that showcased his trumpet talents, songwriting skills and dynamic, diverse vocals. In July, Spencer’s first single was selected as the song for the Fall 2016 Target campaign, and Spencer appears in the spot.

Fourteen awards will be presented live at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards. Winners from the remaining categories were announced at the Official Streamys Nominee Reception at

YouTube Space LA on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Time Inc.’s new brand, INSTANT, is the Streamy Awards’ official media partner and presenter of the 2016 Breakout Creator Award.

Fans can vote online for “Entertainer of the Year” and “Show of the Year” until 11:59:59am PT the day of the Streamy Awards, Tuesday, October 4. They can cast their vote at streamys.org/vote and/or on Twitter by including the nominee’s name, any form of the word “vote” (ex: vote, voting, voted) AND #streamys in their Tweets. Fans can vote up to 100 times per day on both streamys.org and Twitter. The winners of both categories will be announced at the live show.

Executive Produced by dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Ariel Elazar, as well as Streamy Awards creators Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen, the 6th Annual Streamy Award will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT live on YouTube.

For more information, visit www.streamys.org. Join the conversation on Twitter with @streamys using #streamys; follow Streamy Awards on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine as well as Snapchat – username: streamys.

Last year’s Streamy Awards were the #1 most social non-sports program on TV on the day the show aired. More than 97,000 people wrote almost 475,000 Tweets about the 5th Annual Streamy Awards, and 2.3 million people saw those Tweets a total of 9.3 million times. (Source: Nielsen).

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. 2016 also marks the first ever international version of the show, Streamys India, in partnership with Culture Machine.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Tubefilter

Tubefilter is the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, including the Streamy Awards (streamys.org) and Stream Con NYC (streamconnyc.com). For additional information, visit www.tubefilter.com.

About YouTube

Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company.

About INSTANT

INSTANT is a groundbreaking new mobile video platform featuring and created by “The New Famous” – the digital artists of social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and beyond. The site, which is headed up by Editorial Director Kirstin Benson, is designed exclusively for mobile web, providing users with an uninterrupted, 100% video stream of entertainment, beauty, fashion, food and social content.  Daily editions of INSTANT feature short videos named Instants, and content also lives on the sites and channels of Time Inc. titles People, Entertainment Weekly, and HelloGiggles. Degree deodorant has signed on as INSTANT’s exclusive advertising partner.  Link:  www.instant.me

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MPRM Communications

Michelle Marron, 323-933-3399, mmarron@mprm.com

Jackie Cavanagh, 323-933-3399, jcavanagh@mprm.com

dick clark productions

Liz Morentin, 310-255-4602, lmorentin@dickclark.com

Lydia Baskharoon, 310-255-0319, LBaskharoon@dickclark.com

YouTube

Michelle Slavich, 818-749-2017, slavich@google.com

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