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Check Out the Categories for the 2019 International Dance Music Awards

The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) are back for their 33rd year at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. This year, the award categories have expanded with help from crowdsourcing platform Viberate. The IDMA have also instated an advisory board made up of industry leaders to re-think the traditional format of the awards.

16 “Best artist” categories across 8 genres will be sponsored and chosen by the crowdsourcing platform; male and female artists have separate categories within each genre in an attempt to represent more of the field. Winners in other categories will be selected by a traditional voting format; the IDMA Advisory Board will select the nominees for these remaining categories.

These changes to the nomination and selection format come alongside major changes to the festival at large. This is also the first year the WMC has offered tiered entry levels to account for different areas of the industry.

Check out the full list of categories below.

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 determined by IDMA Advisory Board + voted on by the public

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Best Pop/Electronic Album
Best Electronic Album
Best Pop/Electronic Song
Best Electronic Song
Best Pop/Electronic Remix
Best Electronic Remix
Best Label
Best Club
Best Music Festival
Best Music Event
Best Podcast / Radio Show
Best Radio Station
Best Streaming Service
Best YouTube Channel
Best DJ Equipment Manufacturer
Most Innovative DJ Product
Best DAW

Who do you hope to see nominated this year? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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