YouTube is hosting their first-ever Music Awards tonight in New York City, leading up to it with a world-wide pre-show broadcast from Seoul to London. But if you’re elsewhere, don’t stress; obviously, you can catch the whole thing via YouTube live stream right here!
The world’s biggest video platform is getting in on the game, letting users both announce live streams in advance as well as push live video feeds to the world on a whim. In 2014, YouTube will be a very different website.
YouTube Live was previously only available to a small number of individuals and YouTube partners whom Google deemed worthy to test it out. The video site then opened up the feature to channels with at least 1,000 subscribers, and then at least 100 subscribers. Now it’s available to all.
– including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Katy Perry – were determined by YouTube data from the last 12 months. So that one time you watched “Roar” as kind of a joke? Yeah, you helped Katy make it to the top. This also makes for a couple of good lulz; Artist of the Year nominees include PSY, One Direction, Nicki Minaj and… !