International Dance Music Awards Announce Categories for 33rd Annual Event

Some of the biggest names in dance music will face off for a chance at an IDMA at a month’s Winter Music Conference during Miami Music Week.

The groups to the 33rd annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) have been revealed.

This year’s classes are close to comprehensive and cover everything from production applications. Alongside a few of the fringe groups is a shocking number of music classes covering virtually every major dance music subgenre. 

The IDMA will be held at the Winter Music Conference in Miami on March 25th-28th.  A number of the biggest performers in dance music and a number of the greatest minds in the dance music industry will hosting centres at the conference.

Previous winners include The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Carl Cox, and Armin van Buuren, who will even produce a keynote address at this year’s Winter Music Conference.

Organizers have implemented several adjustments to the award selection process. They’ve created an advisory board in order to”help to define what the IDMAs become and bring a new credibility to the awards like never before.”

The manner by which has also been revived. The IDMA will employ technologies from Viberate which will select on nominees. In their own words:

With their metrics-based platform, the Viberate team was able to populate the IDMA artist classes and present a set of nominees based on artist recognition and free from politics and industry favoritism. Nominees for the remaining IDMA classes will be chosen by the IDMA Advisory Board, with the winners of types being decided by a public vote.

Below is the full list of nominees for the 33rd Annual International Dance Music Awards.

Categories powered by Viberate

Best Male Artist (Pop/Electronic)Best Female Artist (Pop/Electronic)Best Male Artist (Techno)Best Female Artist (Techno)Best Male Artist (House)Best Female Artist (House)Best Male Artist (Bass)Best Female Artist (Bass)Best Male Artist (Trance)Best Female Artist (Trance)Best Male Artist (Drum & Bass)Best Female Artist (Drum & Bass)Best Male Artist (Downtempo)Best Female Artist (Downtempo)Best Male Artist (Hardstyle)Best Female Artist (Hardstyle)

Categories to Be Set by IDMA Advisory Board + voted by the public

Breakthrough Artist of this YearBest Pop/Electronic AlbumBest Electronic AlbumBest Pop/Electronic SongBest Electronic SongBest Pop/Electronic RemixBest Electronic RemixBest LabelBest ClubBest Music FestivalBest Music EventBest Podcast / Radio ShowBest Radio StationBest Streaming ServiceBest YouTube ChannelBest DJ Equipment ManufacturerMost Innovative DJ ProductBest DAW

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