Live365 received the “People’s Choice” Webby Award for Best Music Site last night during the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences 5th Annual Webby Awards at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House.
The Webby Award, a leading international honor for websites and individual achievement in technology, is indicative of an explosive year in growth for Live365. The company has increased its total number of Internet radio stations from 14,000 last July to more than 40,000 today. The site provides users with free access to listen to any of their unique stations at anytime, and innovative proprietary technology to create their personal, unique station to broadcast to a worldwide audience.
“The Live365 team is elated to win a Webby Award,” said Live365 CEO Alex Sanford. “It was our individual broadcasters, our partners, and our staff who made this honor possible. Thanks to all of you who have participated in creating the world’s largest broadcasting community and who have provided our listeners with the widest array of music available anywhere in the world.”
Last night’s victory was not the first for the company by any stretch. Live365 was the winner of Forbes Magazine, 2001 Best of the Web, multimedia category; the San Francisco Chronicle’s, 2001 recipient of Best of the Web for web audio, and was one of five sites listed by PC World Magazine ‘Best Free Stuff Online’ as Best Free Music Listening Sites, 2001.
“The Webby is extremely gratifying to our team and is the culmination of our hard work and efforts to deliver the finest Internet music site. We are extremely grateful and would like to thank our broadcasters and listeners,” Sanford concluded.