Cambridge, MA– April 19, 2010– Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been nominated for Best Games-Related Site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
TheBeatlesRockBand.com introduces people to the unique interactive experience presented by The Beatles™: Rock Band™. Set in the game’s own distinctive style, it provides in-depth background information on the people, places and instruments featured in the game. Cutting-edge web design techniques and high-resolution, behind-the-scenes videos round out the experience.
"Nominees like TheBeatlesRockBand.com are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
“TheBeatlesRockBand.com was a true labor of love for the Harmonix Web Team,” said Jeff Chausse, Harmonix web director.“Everyone at Harmonix put a ton of passion into the once-in-a-lifetime experience of making The Beatles: Rock Band. We really wanted the game’s website to convey the love, talent, and extreme attention to detail put into the game, and I think we accomplished that with a website that is at once cutting-edge, yet timeless.”
As a nominee, TheBeatlesRockBand.com is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29, TheBeatlesRockBand.com fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://webby.aol.com.
Winners will be announced May 4, 2010, and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City June 14, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.") and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs."). For a full list of last year's five-word speeches, please visit: http://www.webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
About Harmonix Music Systems:
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.
Stephanie Myers, Harmonix Music Systems
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