And the nominees for this year’s International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) have been announced!
For those of you who aren’t in the know, the IDMAs takes place in Miami during the Winter Music Conference, and it has been ongoing for the past 30 years. One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the EDM industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 209 countries and territories every year to recognise and honour exceptional achievements in 57 award categories.
Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artistes (read: best DJs and musicians) and industry (services and subscriptions). So you can expect a series of categories ranging froInternational Dance Music Awards Vm “Best Hardstyle DJ” all the way to “Best Global DJ”. The winner is chosen based on popular vote as fans of each nominee can access the ballot and submit their vote for the wide range of selection.
Amongst the nominees, Hardwell stands on top with over 9 nominations, from “Best Global DJ” to “Best Artiste (Solo)”, as seen in his announcement post above.
Below are some of the nominees for their respective categories:
Best Global DJ
Best North American DJ
Best European DJ
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Best EDM/Pop DJ
Best Electro/Progressive House Track
Arcadia – Hardwell & Joey Dale Feat. Luciana
Bad Feat. Vassy – David Guetta & Showtek
Five Hours – Deorro
Gold Skies Feat. Aleesia – Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS
Heroes (We Can Be) – Alesso Feat. Tove Lo
Virus (How About Now) – Martin Garrix & MOTI
We Were Young – DVBBS
Best Full Length Studio Recording
A Town Called Paradise – Tiësto
The Feast Of The Broken Heart – Hercules & Love Affair
Forget Me World – Afrojack
Sirens – Gorgon City
Syro – Aphex Twin
The Inevitable End – Röyksopp
While (1<2) – Deadmau5
Worlds – Porter Robinson
Best Music App
Philips A5-Pro DJ
V-Moda Crossfade M-100
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