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Youth Music Awards 2019 - Music Video Award sponsored by AVID

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For outstanding creativity and/or technical accomplishment in a music video.

A huge congratulations to all the nominees shortlisted for our Music Video Award. The shortlisted nominees show excellent creativity and skill in the music videos they have produced, with distinct styles and sounds that stood out from the crowd. Watch the videos and learn more about the nominees below.

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Fred couldn't be there on the night, so his friends collected the award on his behalf. Pictured with Tom Farncombe of Hal Leonard Europe (second from right), presenting the award on behalf of AVID. Photo by Blouhaus Photography.

Fred Fredas ft Aminita Francis + K The Infinite – Runnin (winner)

Sound Connections, Wired for Music (London)

24 year old Fred Fredas is an Artist/Songwriter/Musician from South London. His masterful - poetic flow & hard-hitting lyrics, mixed with a clear love for soulful instrumentals; produces thought provoking, endlessly playable music. It is not hard to detect both American and British influence in Fredas’ work. An astute and observant storyteller, he harnesses the immediacy of grime with the undeniable sheen of modern Hip-Hop.

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K-Dog - All I See Is Beautiful Girls

Heart n Soul, SoundLab (London)

K-Dog (Kishawn) is a rapper and producer. He has just released his first album ‘There’s No Turning Back Now’. Using Ableton technology he brings his own brand of heavy and danceable hip hop to life. K-Dog is a key artist at creative arts organisation Heart n Soul.

Lizzie Moore at Heart n Soul said, “K-Dog (Kishawn) has been working in the Heart n Soul SoundLab studio with music facilitator Lindsay Corstorphine for the past two years. In this time he has written and recorded a number of tracks.This year he has released his debut album and made a music video for his track 'All I See Is Beautiful Girls.' K-Dog designed the caps and his sweatshirt which are worn in the video!”

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Ida Vallens – Mt Whitney Motel

AudioActive, Emerge - Artist Development Project (Brighton)

Drawing on her American roots, Ida Vallens' dreamlike lyrics are often set in an imagined American landscape, playfully plotting the lives of characters from an unwritten movie script.

Ida says: “The Mt Whitney Motel video tells the story of an unidentified sex worker who has been murdered in her motel room. The song is about unsolved disappearances and homicides involving sex workers and Jane Does who are seen as less worthy of a real investigation. Mt Whitney Motel is about exploring the mind of the Jane Doe and the story behind her struggles with addiction, domestic abuse and her feelings of hopelessness.”

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CVYP Collective - More Doors

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project

CVYP Collective are a group of young people with SEND who attend music sessions at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project . They experimented with found sound, creating this strange and wonderful track which was written and performed by the group, and produced by music leader Patrick Villiers- Stuart as part of the project Off the Beat.

Nominated by Amy Mitchell,  producer at Helix Arts.

Amy says, "CVYP are a group of young people with mixed abilities who attend sessions at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project - we have been working with them for a couple of years now and this is one of the first music videos they have produced. The inspiration for this tune was the squeaky door to the music room, which they decided to sample and then manipulate to make the track. The creative process was fast, inspired and wild! They worked with a film-maker and their music leader to create the video utilising a DIY green screen."

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