Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire are among the musical guests scheduled to appear at the first ever You Tube Music Awards Nov. 3 in New York City. The show will stream live online from Pier 36 on South Street in Lower Manhattan.
The 90-minute event will be directed by filmmaker Spike Jonze and hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman. Breakout You Tube music artists like American violinist Lindsey Stirling and New York-based CDZA are also scheduled to perform. The show is intended to honor “artists and songs that You Tube fans have turned into global hits over the past year”. Nominees will be announced Oct. 17.
A press release also said the You Tube Music Awards show will also feature music events from cities across the globe, including Seoul, South Korea, Moscow, London and Brazil.
Headquartered in San Bruno and a subsidiary of Google Inc. for the past seven years, You Tube is the world's largest video hosting website, with more than one billion unique users, over six billion hours of video are watched every month and 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
You Tube has contributed towards catapulting a number of music artists to stardom,including South Korean rap star Psy, Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen and rising newAmerica rap star Macklemore.