Apple's iTunes Music Store won a coveted Digital Music Award last night - for the second year running.
The annual BT Digital Music Awards were held in association with iTunes, Intel, Yahoo! Music, and Motorola this year.
A lavish ceremony took place last night at London 's Hammersmith Palais. It will be broadcast tonight on Channel 4 and subsequently on E4Guests at the event enjoyed live performances from The Magic Numbers, Turin Brakes, Roots Manuva and brand new five-piece band The Crimea. The event finale saw a collaboration between Welsh rappers Goldie Lookin’ Chain and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra to deliver a unique performance of the single ‘Your Missus is a Nutter’.
Lisa Bowcott head of acquisition for Internet services BT, said: "We're thrilled with the way music fans have embraced digital music entertainment over the last year. We've received an unprecedented half a million votes this year, which has helped to make the 2005 awards the most exciting and diverse to date."
The awards are supported by the BPI, the UK 's record trade association, the Official UK Charts Company, Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), and the Mobile Entertainment Forum .
In a UK music who's-who, awards were also doled out to U2, Gorillaz, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Coldplay, James Blunt, Stereophonics, BBC 6 Music, LiveGigsOnline.com, Natasha Bedingfield Mobicast, Depeche Mode and Robbie Williams.
The London Live 8 concert took the prize for "Best Event or Performance".