US NME Awards to be streamed on MySpace

You'll be able to watch all the action as it happens on April 23

The first ever US NME Awards, set to take place on April 23 at the Los Angeles El Rey Theatre venue, will be streamed live on MySpace as part of a partnership between the awards and the social networking site.

Fans will be able to watch the awards presentations and live performances from a slew of yet-to-be-announced artists – keep checking NME.COM for details of the line-up as they emerge.

MySpace are supporting the Best Band Of The Year award at the bash, with US music fans voting for that award and the ten others that will be presenting on the night via NME.COM.

Also partnering NME for the awards are EW.com, the award-winning online extension of Entertainment Weekly, who are supporting American Alternative/Indie Album of the Year, Yahoo! Music, who are backing the Best New American Alternative/Indie Band and broadband entertainment provider Heavy.com, who are supporting Best Video.

That means the full categories for the awards are now:

Best American Alternative/Independent Band Of The Year (supported by MySpace)

Best American Alternative/independent Solo Artist

Best American Alternative/Independent Track.

Best New American Alternative/Independent Solo Artist

Best International Alt/Indie Band

Best International Alt/Indie Solo Artist

Best International Alt/Indie Live Act

Best International Alt/Indie Album

Best International Alt/Indie Track

Best New International Alt/Indie New Band

Best New International Alt/Indie Solo Artist

Best New International Alt/Indie Live Act

American Alternative/Indie Album Of The Year (supported by EW.com)

Best New American Alternative/Indie Band (supported by Yahoo! Music)

Best New American Alternative/Indie Live Act

Best Video (supported by Heavy.com)

Best Film

Best TV Show

Have your say now by going to NME.COM/AwardsUSA and casting your votes for the long list. We will then count-up your votes and announce the shortlist of nominations on April 7.

Meanwhile the ceremony is not the only awards tradition that is heading over the Atlantic.

The legendary NME Awards Tour, which has given a first leg up to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, The Killers, and most recently this year saw The Smiths’ legendary guitarist Johnny Marr hit the road playing with The Cribs, launches in north America this April.

Kate Nash is the headlining, with more acts to be announced very soon. You can buy Kate Nash US tickets on NME.COM now.