Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Gregory Brothers Perform "Auto-Tune the News #8" Live at the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards

The Streamy Awards were more than a week ago and a lot of the web television community has moved on from the controversy surrounding the event. Apologies have been made, myths have been dispelled and the community got together and celebrated the web in an post-Steamy Awards event. I recorded a lot of video that evening from my seat in the front row of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles (thanks to Kodak for the Zi8 Pocket Video Camera), and I have a few more videos to share here on the blog before I get back to covering the online video news cycle.

I was glad to be able to capture and share this performance of The Gregory Brothers doing a live version of  "Auto-Tune the News #8" at the Streamy Awards – which for me, was one of the highlights of the show. The orginal version of their video on YouTube has over 1.3 million views, which you can watch here. Enjoy!

The Gregory Brothers are a professional band singing folk, soul, and pop music consisting of Evan, Michael, Andrew, and Sarah Gregory, who is married to Evan. The Brooklyn, New York-based group is most famous for their viral video hit series the Auto-Tune the News on YouTube and Next New Networks, which uses real video clips like news broadcasts, viral videos and other talking head content to create funny music videos. Interviewers, celebrities, and politicians alike break into song in these innovative comedy mash-ups.

The Gregory Brothers won three 2010 Streamy Awards for Best News or Politics Web Series, Best Experimental Web Series and Best Original Music in a Web Series and have been nominated for two Webby Awards in Viral and Video Remixes & Mashups.

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