The International Dance Music Awards

The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) have always been at the forefront of electronic music while offering an inclusive look into the global scene. An electronic music institution spanning 33 consecutive years, the IDMAs will continue into 2020 with both an industry and consumer voting and nomination process. Nominations will begin in December ’19, with voting opening up in mid January.

IDMA 33rd Annual Event

Methodology


The IDMA Advisory Board


The IDMAs have undergone a complete update to its governing body, categories, and voting processes. Electronic music now has its very own advisory board that helps to define what the IDMA’s become and brings a new credibility to the awards like never before. The IDMA Advisory Board is composed of major players within the electronic music community, including notable artists, managers, agents, publicists, and promoters, among others.

IDMA Award

Viberate


Part of the IDMAs is powered by Viberate – the world’s biggest crowdsourced platform for listing and mapping the live music industry. Using their metrics-based platform, the Viberate team helps to populate the IDMA artist categories and present a set of nominees based on true artist popularity and free from industry favoritism and politics. Nominees for the remaining IDMA categories are selected by the IDMA Advisory Board, with the winners of all categories being determined by a public vote.

Viberate Music Science

2019 IDMA Nominees & Winners


Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • Alison Wonderland
  • Fisher
  • Loud Luxury
  • Peggy Gou
  • WINNER: San Holo

Best Pop/Electronic Album

  • Alison Wonderland Awake
  • David Guetta 7
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL Solace
  • Sofi Tukker Treehouse
  • WINNER: Above & Beyond Common Ground

Best Electronic Album

  • Against All Logic 2012-2017
  • DJ Koze Knock Knock
  • Jon Hopkins Singularity
  • REZZ Certain Kind of Magic
  • WINNER: San Holo Album1

Best Pop/Electronic Song

  • Feenixpawl “Neon Sky”
  • Loud Luxury “Body”
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa “Electricity”
  • Tiesto & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
  • WINNER: Marshmello “Happier”

Best Electronic Song

  • Adam Beyer “Losing My Mind”
  • Camelphat & Au/Ra “Panic Room”
  • DJ Koze “Pick Up”
  • Peggy Gou “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)”
  • WINNER: Fisher “Losing It”

Best Remix

  • Bicep “Opal” (Four Tet Remix)
  • Charlie Puth “How Long” (EDX Remix)
  • Fatboy Slim “Praise You” (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
  • Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (Frankie Knuckles, Kenny Summit & Eric Kupper Remix)
  • WINNER: Halsey “Without Me” (Illenium Remix)

Best Label

  • Anjunabeats
  • Armada
  • Spinnin’
  • Ultra Music
  • WINNER: Monstercat

Best Club

  • Avant Gardner / Brooklyn Mirage, New York
  • Bootshaus, Cologne
  • Printworks, London
  • Sound, Los Angeles
  • WINNER: Space, Miami

Best Festival

  • Electric Forest
  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Movement
  • Ultra
  • WINNER: Tomorrowland

Best Podcast/Radio Show

  • Tiësto Club Life
  • Pete Tong BBC Radio 1
  • Nora En Pure Purified
  • Monstercat Call of the Wild
  • WINNER: Armin Van Buuren A State Of Trance

Best Radio Station

  • Evolution iHeartRadio
  • KNHC C89.5 Seattle
  • Rinsed FM
  • SiriusXM BPM
  • WINNER: BBC Radio 1

Best Streaming Service

  • Amazon
  • Apple Music
  • Pandora
  • SoundCloud
  • WINNER: Spotify

Best YouTube Channel

  • Majestic Casual
  • Monstercat
  • MrSuicideSheep
  • Proximity
  • WINNER: Spinnin’ TV

Best DJ Equipment Manufacturer

  • Allen & Heath
  • Denon DJ
  • Native Instruments
  • Technics
  • WINNER: Pioneer DJ

Best DAW

  • Ableton Live 10
  • Logic Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • WINNER: FL Studio

2019 Artist Categories powered by Viberate


Best Male Artist (Pop/Electronic)

  • Alok
  • DJ Snake
  • Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers
  • WINNER: Martin Garrix

Best Female Artist (Pop/Electronic)

  • Grimes
  • Juicy M
  • Krewella
  • Tigerlily
  • WINNER: NERVO

Best Male Artist (Techno)

  • Adam Beyer
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Stephan Bodzin
  • WINNER: Carl Cox

Best Female Artist (Techno)

  • Amelie Lens
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Monika Kruse
  • Nina Kraviz
  • WINNER: Charlotte de Witte

Best Male Artist (House)

  • Claptone
  • Duke Dumont
  • Kungs
  • Vintage Culture
  • WINNER: Disclosure

Best Female Artist (House)

  • Honey Dijon
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Peggy Gou
  • The Black Madonna
  • WINNER: Nora En Pure

Best Male Artist (Bass)

  • Baauer
  • Louis the Child
  • RL Grime
  • San Holo
  • WINNER: Illenium

Best Female Artist (Bass)

  • Laura Escudé
  • Huxley Anne
  • Lady Bee
  • REZZ
  • WINNER: Alison Wonderland

Best Male Artist (Trance)

  • Above & Beyond
  • Gareth Emery
  • Markus Schulz
  • Paul van Dyk
  • WINNER: Armin van Buuren

Best Female Artist (Trance)

  • Maria Healy
  • Nathia Kate
  • Nifra
  • Orla Feeney
  • WINNER: Christina Novelli

Best Male Artist (Drum n’ Bass)

  • Andy C
  • Chase & Status
  • Hybrid Minds
  • Noisia
  • WINNER: Delta Heavy

Best Female Artist (Drum & Bass)

  • DJ Rap
  • Djinn
  • Kyrist
  • Mollie Collins
  • WINNER: DJ Storm

Best Male Artist (Downtempo)

  • Bonobo
  • Emancipator
  • Kaytranada
  • Thievery Corporation
  • WINNER: Petit Biscuit

Best Female Artist (Downtempo)

  • Emika
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Lil Bo Weep
  • Sister Bliss
  • WINNER: TOKiMONSTA

Best Male Artist (Hardstyle)

  • Angerfist
  • Brennan Heart
  • Coone
  • Wildstylez
  • WINNER: Headhunterz

Best Female Artist (Hardstyle)

  • AniMe
  • DJ Stephanie
  • Korsakoff
  • Lady Faith
  • WINNER: Miss K8

Testimonials

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.


Matt Colon

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

“Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

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