Austin Music Map Nominated for a Webby Award

KUTX 98.9′s Austin Music Map has been nominated for best website in the music category in the 17th Annual Webby Awards.

The Austin Music Map is among five nominees in the music category. The other four are: NPR Music, MTV O Music Awards, Pitchfork and VEVO. Honorees are selected based on excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. The awards program received 11,000 entries this year.

As a nominee, the Austin Music Map also is eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award. From now until April 25, Austin Music Map fans can cast their votes.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, the Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.

The Austin Music Map is a web-based, interactive, community documentary project that lets users “play” the city. The map goes beyond the usual suspects on the Austin music scene in search of the not-so-well-known places where music is being made. Explore the map at

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