28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Ladies and gents, the IDMA 2013 winners have officially been announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Lifetime Achievement:
Nile Rodgers

1. Best Underground Dance Track:
Not Listening – Maya Jane Coles

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track:
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Feat. Kimbra

3. Best Indie Dance Track:
Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix) – Scandal

4. Best Latin Dance Track
International Love – Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Feat. FlorenceWelch

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track
Love Somebody Else Feat. Joi Cardwell – Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track
Where Have You Been – Rihanna

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track
Wild Ones – Flo Rida Feat. Sia

10. Best Trance Track
J’ai Envie De Toi – Armin van Buuren presents Gaia

11. Best Progressive Track
The Veldt – Deadmau5 Feat. Chris James

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track
Bangarang Feat. Sirah – Skrillex

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track
Goes On – Umek & Stefano Noferini

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track
Lick It (Kaskade’s Ice Mix) – Kaskade & Skrillex

15. Best Break-Through DJ
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

16. Best European DJ
Hardwell

17. Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ
Kaskade

18. Best Global DJ
Armin van Buuren

19. Best Radio Station (Global)
BBC Radio 1

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)
WKTU 103.5 – New York, NY

21. Best Radio Mix Show DJ (Global)
Armin van Buuren

22. Best Compilation
Ultra 2012 – Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix
R3hab – Electric Daisy Carnival V.3

24. Best Producer
Armin van Buuren

25. Best Remixer
Hardwell

26. Best Music Video
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – (Dir: Christian Larson)

27. Best Podcast
A State Of Trance – Armin van Buuren

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)
Zedd

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)
Krewella

30. Best Artist (Solo)
Avicii

31. Best Artist (Group)
Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)
DJ Mag

33. Best Music App
SoundCloud

34. Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House
Eelko van Kooten – Spinnin’ Records

35. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing
Cary Vance – Promo Only Promotions

36. Best Music Retailer
iTunes

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer
Beatport.com

38. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool
Promo Only

39. Best American Music Label
Ultra Music

40. Best Global Music Label
Armada Music

41. Best Music Event
Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

42. Best Event Promoter
Insomniac Events

43. Best US Club
Space – Miami, FL

44. Best Global Club
Space – Ibiza

45. Best Headphones
Beats By Dr. Dre – Studio from Monster

46. Best Mixer/Controller
Pioneer – DJM-2000 Nexus

47. Best CD Player
Pioneer – CDJ-2000

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)
JBLAudio

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)
Ministry Of Sound – London- Martin Audio

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year
Apple – Logic Pro 9

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler
Native Instruments – Maschine

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year
Pioneer

53. Best Studio Software
Apple – Logic Pro 9

54. Best DJ Software
Virtual DJ

55. Best New Product of the Year
Pioneer – RMX-1000

Click here for a full listing of nominees and winners.

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Beatport Sold! SFX Entertainment Buys Electronic Dance Music Site

First ID&T, now Beatport, Sillerman’s on a roll!

SFX Entertainment Buys Electronic Dance Music Site Beatport

SFX Entertainment, the company led by the media executive Robert F. X. Sillerman, has agreed to buy the music download site Beatport, part of the company’s plan to build a $1 billion empire centered on the electronic dance music craze.

Mr. Sillerman declined on Tuesday to reveal the price. But two people with direct knowledge of the transaction, who were not authorized to speak about it, said it was for a little more than $50 million.

Beatport, founded in Denver in 2004, has become the pre-eminent download store for electronic dance music, or E.D.M., with a catalog of more than one million tracks, many of them exclusive to the service. It says it has nearly 40 million users, and while the company does not disclose sales numbers, it is said to be profitable.

The site has also become an all-purpose online destination for dance music, with features like a news feed, remix contests and D.J. profiles. Those features, and its reach, could help in Mr. Sillerman’s plan to unite the disparate dance audience through media.

“Beatport gives us direct contact with the D.J.’s and lets us see what’s popular and what’s not,” Mr. Sillerman said in an interview. “Most important, it gives us a massive platform for everything related to E.D.M.”

Since the company was revived last year, SFX has focused mostly on live events, with the promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Life in Color; recently it also invested in a string of nightclubs in Miami and formed a joint venture with ID&T, the European company behind festivals like Sensation, to put on its events in North America.

In the 1990s, Mr. Sillerman spent $1.2 billion creating a nationwide network of concert promoters under the name SFX, which he sold to Clear Channel Entertainment in 2000 for $4.4 billion; those promoters are now the basis of Live Nation’s concert division.

Matthew Adell, Beatport’s chief executive, said that being part of SFX could help the company extend its business into live events, and also into countries where the dance genre is exploding, like India and Brazil.

“We already are by far the largest online destination of qualified fans and talent in the market,” Mr. Adell said, “and we can continue to grow that.”

Source: NY Times

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