Welcome to the "mtvU Woodie Awards" — the only show honoring the music voted best by the college audience. Winners will be announced at the "mtvU Woodie Awards" live ceremony and concert event November 2nd at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City which will premiere on mtvU and mtvU.com November 10th. "College students are prophesying the future of music, today," said Stephen Friedman, GM, mtvU. "With our first ever live Woodie Awards event, the music they live their lives to takes center stage, and the rest of the world gets to see what’s about to break big."
Last year’s first-annual "mtvU Woodie Awards" were a resounding success as college students declared their favorite artists and bands, propelling them to mainstream success with record album sales, sold out tours, and accolades at other award ceremonies. Modest Mouse and Coheed & Cambria were the big winners, with each walking away with two nods. Modest Mouse was recognized with the "Woodie of the Year" award for Best Artist, and the "Silent But Deadly Woodie" for Best Music Video honoring their single "Float On." Coheed & Cambria won "Soundtrack of My Life Woodie" honors for Best Album with theirrelease "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3," and the "Road Woodie" for Best Live Performance. Other winners included N.E.R.D., Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Incubus, as well as The Killers and Fallout Boy who both won honors at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
To vote for the second-annual "mtvU Woodie Awards," college students around the country are invited to visit http://www.mtvU.com before October 28th.