Access — An Oscars/Grammys Common Denominator

Last week the music industry held its annual awards program. Today’s top artists, including Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, received Grammys and were honored for their work. This coming Sunday, millions of Americans will watch the Oscars and cross their fingers that their favorite movie or actor comes out a winner.

The Grammys and the Oscars have much in common, including recognizing incredible talent, creativity and dedication to craft. Importantly, they also have one other thing in common – an increasing number of options for accessing and enjoying the awesome creative content recognized by both events.

Whether you want to buy it, download it, binge it, stream it, purchase it, or rent it, new and innovative online services are unlocking unparalleled choices for how consumers can ethically access award season content.

For example, if you’re planning to watch the Oscars but still need to catch up on the nominated films, wheretowatch.com allows you to scroll through the nominations and find out where and how you can enjoy them in advance. Consumers can easily pick between Best Picture, Best Director, or Best Actress nominees. For each film, wheretowatch.com can provide a list of local theaters where you can see the film; which  streaming services provide access; online opportunities for downloading or renting a copy; and where you can purchase a Blue Ray or DVD copy. And wheretowatch.com isn’t just limited to Oscar nominees. It covers great films like Straight Outta Compton, and popular television shows such as Blindspot and the recent reboot of The X Files.

If you’re a music lover and you want to listen to the music highlighted by the Grammys, whymusicmatters.com lists the hundreds of ever increasing options for ethically accessing tracks and albums in a wide variety of formats, from streaming services to places to buy vinyl.

Awards season is an exciting time for those whose creative works have been nominated or recognized as best in their class. But the biggest winners on awards night, and every night, are the millions of us who love inspiring movies and great music, and who now have fantastic tools like wheretowatch.com and whymusicmatters.com to help us find easy and ethical ways to see and hear what we want, when and how we want it.

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