13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Music

From singing or playing instruments in a traditional band to the new age computer made sounds and vibes, these people turn to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube to share their music with their fans, get fan feedback and show their love. Nominate who you think should win the #Music Shorty!


Amanda Palmer
From Wikipedia: “Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer, sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer, is an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She has had a successful solo career, is also one half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and is the lead singer and songwriter of A…
Emine SARI
Emine was born in a small city in Turkey and studied piano and foreign languages in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an international artist. Some health problems forced her to move to Japan, where she entered the Japanese version of American Idol and become the only foreign singer who made it to the final. Now, she plays the piano, sings in…
Intel Presents The Music Experiment Powered by MTV Iggy
In 2013, Intel and MTV Iggy amplified their successful co-branded fan engagement music series created to connect passionate fans with their favorite artists in truly innovative ways—and far exceeded increased reach, engagement, excitement and all purchase funnel goals, year over year. A solid foundation was laid in 2012. Dubbed The Music Exper…
Justin Bieber
From Wikipedia: Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber's videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia. His debut My World was released i…
Lua Blanco
Lua is a Brazilian actress and singer. Raised in a family of 6, she started singing at a very young age. In college, where she studied literature and Portuguese and English translation, she started a pop rock band which she sang in for 5 years. Her acting career started in 2008 when she started studying theater and playing small roles in Rede Glob…
Snoop Dogg: Digital Tastemaker and Leader on Social Platforms
The year of 2013, Snoop Dogg took the world by storm and continued to solidify himself as a pivotal leader on social media platforms. Cashmere Agency implemented a strategic transmedia campaign to facilitate Snoop’s controversial transition from Dogg to Lion with the release of his Grammy award nominated reggae album Reincarnated. The successf…
Sophia Abrahão
Brazilian, 22 years old, São Paulo! Actress, singer, model and blogger! Loves fashion, acting both in soap operas and movies, and also loves modeling touring! Wanna know more? Check out her social media pages/websites In any of Sophia's pages, fans will get fresh news updated by her team! The pages will feature photos, videos and other news about…
Yoko Ono
From Wikipedia: Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking, as well as her 1969–1980 marriage to John Lennon.


Dream to Stream: Why Live Video is Now Required for the Hollywood Marketing Machine
For real music fans, getting close to their favorite artist is the best thing ever. With Livestream, artists can connect with their audience in real time and make every fan feel like a VIP. In the Fall of 2012, Multi-platinum Country music singer Jason Aldean used Livestream’s platform to lead his campaign for promoting his new album and tour, Night Train. …
Music is Social: The Relaunch of DefJam.com
DefJam Recordings relaunched DefJam.com in 2013, creating a groundbreaking new website for the hip-hop community, socially connecting the fans, artists and advertisers that are part of the label’s distinctive culture and brand. In addition to social features for real-time conversation and social curation, the new DefJam.com offers integrated sponsorship opp…
Myspace Helps Bud Light Turn the Traditional Music Festival Model on its Head
Organizers of the Bud Light Music First Program, Myspace, and Live Nation joined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind digital music experience around the 50/50/1 concert event. Leading up to music festival on August 1, 2013 which included 50 concerts in 50 states in one day, Myspace ignited anticipation among fans through a series of custom integrations using…
Pepsi Summer of Fan Armies
Socially fueled campaigns were not new news for advertisers in 2013, but Pepsi was the first brand to ever enable consumers to determine an artists’ next early release from a new album by use of Twitter hashtags. Pepsi was able to use its long history with music to justify its role in the promotion and consumers appreciated and understood that only Pep…

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

winners will be announced on Instagram this week. follow us to see who wins!