IDMAS  

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 recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the center of WMC Week. 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 artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

Select a year to view prior IDMA nominees and winners

IDMA Winners for the year 2012 presented in 2013

Lifetime Achievement

Nile Rodgers

1. Best Underground Dance Track

Au Seve - Julio Bashmore
Benediction - Hot Natured & Ali Love
Don't Go (Dusky Remix) - Justin Martin
Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix) - Scandal
Not Listening - Maya Jane Coles
Party Non Stop - Pirupa
They Frontin' Feat. Monty Luke - Catz 'N Dogz
Your Love - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track

Blue Jean - Lana Del Rey
Flutes (Sasha Remix) -Hot Chip
Lessons In Love - Kaskade Feat. Neon Trees
Madness - Muse
Some Nights - fun.
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Feat. Kimbra
Take A Walk - Passion Pit

3. Best Indie Dance Track

Howling (Âme Remix) - Frank Wiedemann & Ry Cumming
Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix) - Scandal
Morgana - Life And Death
Point Of View - HNQO
You & I - Fur Coat Feat. Cari Golden
Your Love - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

4. Best Latin Dance Track

Addicted To You - Shakira
Ai Se Eu Te Pego - Michel Teló Feat. Pitbull
Dance Again - Jenifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull
Dutty Love - Don Omar Feat. Natti Natasha
Hotel Nacional - Gloria Estefan
International Love - Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Gangnam Style - PSY
Girl Gone Wild - Madonna
Timebomb - Kylie Minogue
Scream & Shout - Will.i.am & Britney Spears
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch
Titanium - David Guetta Feat. Sia
Wide Awake - Katy Perry

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track

Beg (Hot Since 82 Remix) - Yousef
Benediction - Hot Natured & Ali Love
Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix) - Cloud 9
Infinity - Infinity Ink
Love Somebody Else Feat. Joi Cardwell - Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva
Not Listening - Maya Jane Coles
Thinking About Your Body (Louie Vega Remix) - Josh Milan
Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix) - Nick Curly

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track

Hangover - Taio Cruz
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) - Ne-Yo
Make Me Proud - Drake Feat. Nicki Minaj
Next To Me - Emeli Sandé
Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj
Scream - Usher
Where Have You Been - Rihanna

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track

Alright - Mark Knight
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin
Feed The Dada - Dada Life
Hell Yeah - Tiësto & Showtek
Rattle - Bingo Players
Spaceman - Hardwell
Spectrum - Zedd
Toulouse - Nicky Romero

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track

212 - Azealia Banks
Mercy - Kanye West
Starships - Nicki Minaj
The Motto - Drake Feat. Lil Wayne
Whistle - Flo Rida
Wild Ones - Flo Rida Feat. Sia
Work Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa

10. Best Trance Track

Concrete Angel - Gareth Emery Feat. Christina Novelli
Flying Blind - Cosmic Gate & JES
J'ai Envie De Toi - Armin van Buuren presents Gaia
Must Be The Love - Arty, Nadia Ali & BT
Nothing Without Me - Marcus Schulz Feat. Ana Diaz
Suddenly Summer - Armin van Buuren Feat. Ana Criado
The Ocean - Paul van Dyk Feat. Arty
When You Were Around - Dash Berlin Feat. Kate Walsh

11. Best Progressive Track

Every Day - Eric Prydz
Flutes (Sasha Remix) - Hot Chip
Nothing Matters - Mark Knight Feat. Skin
Silhouettes - Avicii
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch
The Veldt - Deadmau5 Feat. Chris James
Torquoise (Guy J Remix) - Circulation
Years - Alesso Feat. Matthew Koma

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track

Bangarang Feat. Sirah - Skrillex
Centipede - Knife Party
Decisions - Borgore Feat. Miley Cyrus
Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix) - Noisia
Elevate This Sound - Calyx & Teebee
Killin' It - Krewella
Make It Bun Dem - Skrillex & Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track

Goes On - Umek & Stefano Noferini
Goodbye Fly - Joris Voorn
Lazer Beams - Green Velvet & Harvard Bass
Mooshi - Pig & Dan
Skeleton Key - Pleasurekraft Feat. Green Velvet
Tammo Chanter (2012 Treatment) - Gary Beck
We Are Phuture - Pierre, Cox, Ward & Phuture

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track

I Don't Want This Groove To Ever End - LTJ Xperience
Lick It (Kaskade's Ice Mix) - Kaskade & Skrillex
Much Too Much (Zetandel Chill Mix) - Andain
Need To Feel Loved - Unclubbed Feat. Zoe Durrant
November Morning (Brandenburgisches Staatsorchestra Version) - Stimming
The Veldt (Freeform Five Mix) - Deadmau5 Feat. Chris James
We Must Go On - Pretty Lights

15. Best Break-Through DJ

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Eats Everything
Jamie Jones
Maceo Plex
Seth Troxler
Shogun
Tale Of Us
Tommy Trash

16. Best European DJ

Above & Beyond
Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
Avicii
David Guetta
Hardwell
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

17. Smirnoff's Best North American DJ

A-Trak
Danny Tenaglia
Deadmau5
Diplo
Kaskade
Porter Robinson
Skrillex
Steve Aoki

18. Best Global DJ

Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Deadmau5
Kaskade
Markus Schulz
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

19. Best Radio Station (Global)

Addictedtoradio.com
BBC Radio 1
BPM (Sirius XM)
Digitally Imported
Electric Area (Sirius XM)
538
Sunshine Live

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)

Jelli 96.7 - Las Vegas, NV
KNHC 89.5 - Seattle, WA
WBZC 88.9 - Pemberton, NJ
WKTU 103.5 - New York, NY
WPTY Party 105.3 - Nassau-Suffolk, NY
WXRK 92.3 NOW - New York, NY

21. Best Radio Mix Show DJ (Global)

Armin van Buuren
Hardwell
Pete Tong
Tiësto
Markus Schulz
Paul van Dyk

22. Best Compilation

Annual 2012 - Ministry Of Sound
Bedrock V.14 - Bedrock Records
Defected Most Rated 2012 - Defected Records
Defected Most Rated Miami 2012 - Defected Records
Strictly 4 DJs V.5 - Strictly Rhythm
Toolroom Presents Miami 2012 - Toolroom Records
Ultra 2012 - Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix

Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance 2012
John Digweed - Live In London
Markus Schulz - Los Angeles
Maya Jane Coles - DJ Kicks
Photek - DJ Kicks
R3hab - Electric Daisy Carnival V.3
Tiësto - Club Life V.2

24. Best Producer

Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Diplo
Kaskade
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia
Zedd

25. Best Remixer

Afrojack
Avicii
Bimbo Jones
Calvin Harris
Hardwell
Kaskade
R3hab
Tommy Trash

26. Best Music Video

Bangarang - Skrillex - (Dir: Tony T. Datis)
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin - (Dir: Christian Larson)
Gangnam Style - PSY - (Dir: Lee Bo Young)
Girl Gone Wild - Madonna - (Dir: Mert & Marcus)
Language - Porter Robinson - (Dir: Jonathan Desbiens)
Silhouettes - Avicii - (Dir: Niklas Johansson)
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch - (Dir: Vincent Haycock)
Toulouse - Nicky Romero - (Dir:Timo Pierre Rositzki)

27. Best Podcast

A State Of Trance - Armin van Buuren
Club Life - Tiësto
Deeper Shades Of House - Lars Behrenroth
Epic Radio - Eric Prydz
Levels Podcast - Avicii
On Air - Hardwell
Riddler's Revolution - The Riddler
Vonyc Sessions - Paul van Dyk

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Alex Clare
Gotye
Hot Since 82
Lana Del Rey
Maceo Plex
Pirupa
Tommy Trash
Zedd

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Bingo Players
Cazzette
Disclosure
Krewella
NERVO
One Direction
The Wanted
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

30. Best Artist (Solo)

Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Deadmau5
Madonna
Rihanna
Skrillex

31. Best Artist (Group)

Above and Beyond
Dada Life
Florence + The Machine
Knife Party
M83
Nero
Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)

Beatport News
DJ Mag
DJ Times
elektro
MixMag
NME
Residentadvisor.net

33. Best Music App

Digitally Imported
iHeartRadio
Mixcloud
Pandora
Shazam
SoundCloud
Spotify

34. Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House

Andrew Salsano - Nervous Records
Arny Bink - Black Hole Recordings
George Hess - Strictly Rhythm
Gina Tucci - Big Beat/Atlantic
Maykel Piron - Armada Music
Eelko van Kooten - Spinnin' Records
Phil Nieves - Ultra Music
Simon Dunmore - Defected Records

35. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing

Bobby Shaw - Bobby Shaw Promotions
Brad LeBeau - PRO MOTION
Carmen Cacciatore - Fly Life
Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions
Debra Eriksen - Oracle Entertainment
Joe Berinato - Pitch Control Marketing
John Suraci - Promo Only Promotions
Loren Chaidez - Loren Chaidez Promotion

36. Best Music Retailer

Amazon.com
Amoeba Records
Best Buy
fye
iTunes

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer

Audiojelly.com
Beatport.com
Juno.co.uk
Stompy.com
Trackitdown.net
Traxsource.com

38. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool

Dixie Dance Kings
Masspool
Next Music Group
Promo Only
X-Mix
ZipDJ.com

39. Best American Music Label

Astralwerks
Big Beat
Dim Mak
Interscope
Mad Decent
Nervous Records
Strictly Rhythm
Ultra Music

40. Best Global Music Label

Armada Music
Coldharbour Recordings
Defected Records
Hot Creations
Ministry Of Sound
Spinnin' Records
Toolroom Records
Ultra Music

41. Best Music Event

Coachella - Indio, CA
Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas
Electric Zoo - New York, NY
Elements Music Festival - Edmonton, Canada
Sensation White - Amsterdam
Shambhala Music Festival - Salmo, BC
Tomorrowland - Boom, Belgium
Ultra Music Festival - Miami

42. Best Event Promoter

Alda Events
ID&T
Insomniac Events
Made Event
Massive Events (New York)
Rob Promotions
Verboten

43. Best US Club

Avalon - Hollywood, CA
Beta - Denver, CO
Cielo - New York, NY
LIV - Miami Beach, FL
Pacha - New York, NY
Ruby Skye - San Francisco, CA
Space - Miami, FL
XS Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV

44. Best Global Club

Amnesia - Ibiza
Berghain - Berlin
Guvernment - Toronto
Ministry Of Sound - London
Pacha - Ibiza
Privilege - Ibiza
Space - Ibiza
Zouk - Singapore

45. Best Headphones

Beats By Dr. Dre - Studio from Monster
Pioneer - HDJ-2000
Sennheiser - HD 25
Technics RP-DH1200
V-Moda - Crossfade LP

46. Best Mixer/Controller

Allen & Heath - Xone 92
Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol S4
Pioneer - DJM-2000 Nexus
Rane - Sixty-Eight
Stanton - DJC.4

47. Best CD Player

Denon - SC3900
Numark Mixdeck Quad
Pioneer - CDJ-2000
Stanton CPM.800

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)

Funktion-One
Gary Stewart Audio
JBL Audio
Martin Audio
PK Sound

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)

Beta - Denver, CO - Funktion-One
Cielo - New York, NY - Funktion-One
LIV - Miami Beach, FL - Infinite Audio Systems
Ministry Of Sound - London - Martin Audio
Playhouse Nightclub - Hollywood, CA - Sound Investements

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year

Ableton - Live 8
Apple - Logic Pro 9
Fruity Loops - FL Studio 10
Native Instruments - Maschine

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler

Akai - MPK49
M-Audio - Axiom 61
Native Instruments - Maschine
Korg - Kronos

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year

Ableton
Apple
Denon
Native Instruments
Numark
Pioneer
PK Sound

53. Best Studio Software

Ableton - Live 9
Apple - Logic Pro 9
Avid - Pro Tools - 10
Fruity Loops - FL Studio 10

54. Best DJ Software

Ableton - Live 9
Native Instruments - Traktor Pro 2
Serato - Scratch Live
Virtual DJ

55. Best New Product of the Year

Apple - iPad 3
Native Instruments - Kontrol F1
Native Instruments - Maschine MK2
Numark - iDJ Pro
Pioneer - DDJ-SX
Pioneer - RMX-1000
Rane - Sixty Eight