34th International Dance Music Awards

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 34 consecutive years, the IDMAs have continued into 2020 with both an industry and consumer voting and nomination process.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

Methodology


The IDMA Advisory Board


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


Viberate is 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.

Viberate Music Science

2020 Industry Categories

Nominations Powered by The IDMA Advisory Board

BEST ALBUM

  • Avicii “TIM”
  • Flume “Hi This is Flume”
  • Gryffin “Gravity”
  • Illenium “ASCEND”
  • The Chemical Brothers “No Geography”

BEST SONG (DANCE)

  • MEDUZA “Piece of Your Heart”
  • Sam Feldt feat. RANI “Post Malone”
  • Yves V feat. Afrojack & Icona Pop “We Got That Cool”
  • Oliver Heldens, Lenno “This Groove”
  • LUM!X, Gabry Ponte “Monster”

BEST SONG (ELECTRONIC)

  • Bonobo “Linked”
  • Camelphat ft. Jem Cooke “Rabbit Hole”
  • Elderbrook & Rudimental “Something About You”
  • Fisher “You Little Beauty”
  • Peggy Gou “Starry Night”

BEST REMIX

  • Monolink – Return To Oz (ARTBAT Remix)
  • Meduza, Goodboys – Piece of Your Heart (Alok Remix)
  • LUM!X, Gabry Ponte – Monster (Robin Schulz Remix)
  • UK Apache & SHY FX – Original Nuttah 25 feat. IRAH (Chase & Status Remix)
  • Madonna – I Rise (Tracy Young Remix)

BEST LABEL

  • Armada Music
  • Anjunabeats
  • Astralwerks
  • Spinnin’ Records
  • Ultra Records

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • ARTBAT
  • Dom Dolla
  • Meduza
  • Solardo
  • WHIPPED CREAM

BEST FESTIVAL/EVENT

  • Coachella
  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Electric Zoo
  • Tomorrowland
  • Ultra Music Festival

BEST CLUB

  • Avant Gardner/Brooklyn Mirage (New York)
  • Berghain (Berlin)
  • Fabric Nightclub (London)
  • Space (Miami)
  • Ushuaïa (Ibiza)

BEST RADIO SHOW / PODCAST

  • “A State of Trance” by Armin van Buuren
  • “Club Life” by Tiësto
  • “Group Therapy” by Above & Beyond
  • “Heldeep Radio” by Oliver Heldens
  • Spinnin’ Sessions

BEST RADIO STATION

  • BBC Radio 1
  • BPM (SiriusXM)
  • Diplo’s Revolution (SiriusXM)
  • Evolution (iHeartRadio)
  • KCRW (LA)

BEST STREAMING SERVICE

  • Amazon Music
  • Apple Music
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • Spotify

BEST YOUTUBE CHANNEL

  • MrSuicideSheep
  • Proximity
  • Spinnin’ TV
  • Trap Nation
  • Ultra Music

BEST DJ EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

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

BEST DAW

  • Ableton Live 10
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • FL Studio
  • Logic Pro X
  • Steinberg Cubase

2020 Artist Categories

Nominations Powered by Viberate

DANCE/ELECTRONIC (Male)

  • Calvin Harris
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Marshmello
  • Martin Garrix
  • The Chainsmokers

DANCE/ELECTRONIC (Female)

  • Juicy M
  • Krewella
  • Mariana BO
  • MATTN
  • NERVO

TECHNO (Male)

  • Adam Beyer
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Carl Cox
  • Enrico Sangiuliano
  • Richie Hawtin

TECHNO (Female)

  • Amelie Lens
  • ANNA
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Nina Kraviz

TRANCE (Male)

  • Above & Beyond
  • Aly & Fila
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Giuseppe Ottaviani
  • Cosmic Gate

TRANCE (Female)

  • Alessandra Roncone
  • Christina Novelli
  • Clara Yates
  • Maria Healy
  • Nifra

HOUSE (Male)

  • ARTBAT
  • Black Coffee
  • Claptone
  • FISHER
  • Meduza

HOUSE (Female)

  • Hannah Wants
  • Honey Dijon
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Nora En Pure
  • Peggy Gou

BASS (Male)

  • Illenium
  • NGHTMRE
  • RL Grime
  • Skrillex
  • Yellow Claw

BASS (Female)

  • Alison Wonderland
  • CloZee
  • Lucii
  • REZZ
  • WHIPPED CREAM

DRUM & BASS (Male)

  • Andy C
  • Bou
  • Chase & Status
  • Enei
  • Sub Focus

DRUM & BASS (Female)

  • Changing Faces
  • DJ Rap
  • DJ Storm
  • Kyrist
  • Mollie Collins

HARDSTYLE (Male)

  • Angerfist
  • D-Block & S-TE-FAN
  • Da Tweekaz
  • Headhunterz
  • Warface

HARDSTYLE (Female)

  • AniMe
  • Korsakoff
  • Lady Dammage
  • MANDY
  • Miss K8

DOWNTEMPO (Male)

  • Bonobo
  • Four Tet
  • Petit Biscuit
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Tycho

DOWNTEMPO (Female)

  • Huxley Anne
  • D. Tiffany
  • Roza Terenzi
  • TOKiMONSTA
  • Yu Su

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