The International Dance Music Awards

The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), an electronic music institution spanning 33 consecutive years, have always been at the forefront of electronic music while offering an inclusive look into the global scene. This years awards categories are the most inclusive to date, modified further to celebrate electronic music’s ever changing palate and community.

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Methodology


The IDMA Advisory Board


For the first time since its inception, the IDMAs will undergo a complete update to its governing body, categories, and voting processes. Electronic music will now have its very own advisory board that will help to define what the IDMA’s become and bring 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.

Viberate


Part of this year’s awards 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 was able 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 will be selected by the IDMA Advisory Board, with the winners of all categories being determined by a public vote.

2019 IDMA Nominees


Breakthrough Artist of the Year

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

Best Pop/Electronic Album

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

Best Electronic Album

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

Best Pop/Electronic Song

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

Best Electronic Song

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

Best Remix

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

Best Label

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

Best Club

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

Best Festival

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

Best Podcast/Radio Show

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

Best Radio Station

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

Best Streaming Service

  • Amazon
  • Apple Music
  • Pandora
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify

Best YouTube Channel

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

Best DJ Equipment Manufacturer

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

Best DAW

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

Artist Categories powered by Viberate


Best Male Artist (Pop/Electronic)

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

Best Female Artist (Pop/Electronic)

  • Grimes
  • Juicy M
  • Krewella
  • NERVO
  • Tigerlily

Best Male Artist (Techno)

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

Best Female Artist (Techno)

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

Best Male Artist (House)

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

Best Female Artist (House)

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

Best Male Artist (Bass)

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

Best Female Artist (Bass)

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

Best Male Artist (Trance)

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

Best Female Artist (Trance)

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

Best Male Artist (Drum n’ Bass)

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

Best Female Artist (Drum & Bass)

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

Best Male Artist (Downtempo)

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

Best Female Artist (Downtempo)

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

Best Male Artist (Hardstyle)

  • Angerfist
  • Brennan Heart
  • Coone
  • Headhunterz
  • Wildstylez

Best Female Artist (Hardstyle)

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

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