Webby Award

Aesop Agency nominated for a Webby Award!

We’ve been nominated for a Webby Award for Best Data Visualisation in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards!

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Nominees like Aesop Agency are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times and widely considered the Oscars of the Internet, The Webby’s are the preeminent international awards honouring online excellence. Nominations are selected by digital experts, including Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, Instagram’s Eva Chen, and HBO Digital Chief, Diane Tryneski.

I’m over the moon to have been shortlisted in the Best Data Visualisation Category in this year’s Webby Awardssays Imogen Heap. “In the data-driven era, the movement of music, its metadata, and money should be fair and frictionless. One day I hope for a music ecosystem that supports all music makers, however small or large their contribution and that the LOAS platform will be part of that transformation.

 

Life of a Song

 

Created by Aesop Agency and Imogen Heap, Life Of A Song (LOAS) explores the workings of the Music Industry through the contracts, biography and revenue data for the song ‘Hide and Seek’. By combining revenue data with biography data, insights and patterns are revealed that can benefit the rest of the industry, especially emerging artists.

The visualisations illustrate how revenues cascade down, via the record labels and collection agencies, to the artist. By providing a tool exploring the complex system of contracts, copyright and revenue streams within the music industry, we hope to stimulate a conversation that makes the industry more transparent and fairer for everyone.

 

Life of a Song

 

Aesop’s Digital Director, Jim Boulton, says “Naturally, we’re delighted at being nominated for the most prestigious award on the digital calendar but really it’s the fantastic philanthropic gesture by Imogen Heap that should be recognised. Imogen wants to make the music industry more transparent, especially for artists at the beginning of their career, I’m proud that Aesop have played a role in helping her achieve this.

Once again, please help us win the Internet’s top honour by voting for us!