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.

Tiesto with his IDMA in 2010 (Source: Rukes)
Tiesto with his IDMA in 2010 (Source: Rukes)

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

Armin van Buuren
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
David Guetta
Martin Garrix

Best North American DJ

Claude VonStroke
Danny Tenaglia
Dillon Francis
Porter Robinson
Steve Aoki


Best European DJ

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Nicky Romero

Best EDM/Pop DJ

Calvin Harris
Dash Berlin
David Guetta
Steve Aoki

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

Digitally Imported
Hype Machine
Milk Music

Best Headphones

Philips A5-Pro DJ
Pioneer HDJ-2000
Senheiser HD-25
Sony MDR-7506
V-Moda Crossfade M-100

There’s more, of course. Go here for the full list of nominees. Last year’s winners are here.

Wanna see your personal favourite artiste/DJ/producer/track/album bag an IDMA? Vote here!

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