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 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.

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

View 2019 IDMA Nominees & Winners


Testimonials

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.


Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.


Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.


Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!


Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music