THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best YouTube Musician

Getting a record deal is next to impossible. And once many artists do, they often feud with labels over creative control. Well, YouTube gives musicians a chance to create the music they want, how they want. From killer covers to outstanding originals, YouTube has been one of the best platforms for music for years.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.

Nominees

finalist
80 Fitz
Beatboxing sensation Andrew Fitzpatrick, aka 80Fitz, has been busy since his appearance in the popu…
finalist
Brooklyn & Bailey
Already popular from the Cute Girls Hairstyles YouTube channel, Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight took t…
DeStorm Power
Besides having one of the greatest names on social media, DeStorm Power has some of the best songs …
Desmond Dennis
And now, the smooth sounds of Desmond Dennis. We say sounds—plural—because this wickedly talented R…
Fresh Big Mouf
The old saying “The world is your oyster” applies perfectly to YouTube music virtuoso Fresh Big Mou…
winner
Kurt Hugo Schneider
Kurt Hugo Schneider, the 29-year-old producer, filmmaker, and musician, has accumulated quite the f…
Leslie Wai
Filmmaker, music producer, and pancake enthusiast Leslie Wai has a rightful claim to the throne of …
MattyBRaps
At 15 years old, Matthew Morris (aka MattyB) is already a veteran of the YouTube music scene. The b…
finalist
Our Last Night
Our Last Night has absolutely rocked YouTube in 2017, covering hit songs from all genres in their h…
PostmodernJukebox
The brainchild of brilliant composer and pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox plays “Today’s h…
finalist
The Filharmonic
If you love puns and amazing harmonies, then you’ll love the Filipino-American acapella group The F…
finalist
Vidya Vox
In just three short years, Vidya Vox—the powerful singer/songwriter from Chennai, India—has amassed…