Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Vine Musician

Whether they’re layering beats and vocals, doing brilliant covers, or creating instrument inception -- they’re using six seconds of music unlike you’ve ever heard it before. These musicians are talented mix makers and also creative geniuses. Not only are they changing the music game, they’re doing it on specifically on Vine and you WANT to hear their tunes on loop!

Brand entries using social media in this space can be found in the Best in Vine Shorty Award.

Finalists

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80Fitz
Andrew Fitzpatrick, also known as 80Fitz, is best regarded for his mad beatboxing skills, brought to public attention through six-second Vine videos featuring his signature beatboxing, original compositions, comedy sketches, artist collaborations, and his own personal a cappella choir. Turning out songs and dropping beats on Vine to a following of…
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Marcus Perez
Beatboxer extraordinaire Marcus Perez, aka @Markaaay and @Thatbeatboxerguy, introduced his talent to the Vine community in November 2013. Two short years later, Marcus had 2.2 million Vine followers, 624 million loops, and 8 million YouTube views. Solely posting beatboxing videos, his single concentration and dedication have created a talent unlik…
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Rachel Bobbitt
Only 16 years old and with 400k followers on Vine and 119 million video loops, Canadian singer/songwriter Rachel Bobbitt is a talent to watch. Recording her videos in an intimate space with a Julie Andrews LP decorating the wall, Rachel creates reflective melodies and performs an eclectic mix of covers. Her talent is commanding public and industry…
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Ruth B
2015 has been a great year for Canadian singer/songwriter Ruth B. Regaling the internet with captivating vocals and keen pop sensibilities, her performances on Vine and YouTube have gone viral, gaining her widespread acclaim and popularity through such songs as “Lost Boy," a Peter Pan-influenced reverie with nearly 9 million YouTube views, which s…
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Trench
Fingerstyle guitarist, harpist, and multi-instrumentalist Trench has achieved musical heights with a little help from his friend, Maple the dog. Serenading his Vine following of 1.9 million, the anonymous Trench plays pop hits on the acoustic guitar while his well-versed musical partner Maple accompanies on a variety of instruments, including bass…

Nominees

Allie Sings
Canadian singer/songwriter, viner, social media enthusiast and “I just want to hug every dog" canine lover, Allie Sings is captivating the internet with her musicianship and charm. Showing her chops in six second Vine clips, Allie’s impressive vocal style and range serve her well in covering Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You" and songs by Sam …
Amanda Joy Music
Opening her Adele “Hello" cover with “Overplayed song? Check. Epic hair flip at the beginning? Check," Amanda Joy presents versatile talent with humor and accessibility. Amanda, aka @adnamabackwards, is a singer/songwriter gaining viral traction, noted for her formidable vocal performances on Vine. With a repertoire that includes her original music, covers …
Leslie Wai
Prolific multimedia artist, online celebrity, and electronic music producer Leslie Wai has earned a loyal following with his branding savvy. He got his start producing traditional short films, music videos, and advertisements. In 2015, he crossed the 100 million Vine loop threshold, his Paradigm/Nocturnal single was released, and he teamed with fellow Viner…
Marks Records
Mark Flesch produces videos with a vast array of artists and Vine celebrities like Trench and Allie Sings, creating, sampling, and updating others’ vines through in-person collaboration, digital remixing, or track additions to preexisting videos. Mark’s been known to get creative with his instruments, even using a green pepper cut in half as a clapper and g…
Michele Olivieri
London singer/songwriter Michele Olivieri, aka Mick or Mickey, is impressing music lovers and making girls swoon. With rugged good looks, passionately gritty vocals, and a delicate falsetto, Michele is increasingly becoming a breakout star—with 20.4 Vine followers, 2 million video loops, and 482k+ YouTube views. Classically trained, his #6secondcovers on Vi…
Will Gittens
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Will Gittens began his Vine page in September 2014, sharing short performance videos of his smooth, soulful original music—pop and #justinbieber remixes—and covers of Vine hits, including a recent cover of Vine celeb Ruth B’s “Sentimental Love." In a little over a year, he now has more than 800K Vine followers and 2 million …