Band blogs rise in popularity
By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter
Oasis use their blog to give their fans updates on what they're doing
Whilst it perhaps doesn't hold the gravitas of say best international band, best new band or best album, the inclusion of a best band blog category recognises a significant shift in the way bands now communicate with their fans.
Blogging has become an essential part of an artist's publicity armoury, fondly looked upon as it essentially cuts out the middle man [otherwise known as the record company or management].
It appears almost every artist is taking advantage of this uncensored form of communication and jumping at the opportunity to screen videos, demos or in some cases merely highlight what they've had for dinner.