Producers and DJs out of the blue began tweeting and sharing nominations for the annual EDM Awards, scheduled to disclose its winners in Miami this yr throughout Miami Music Week on the Fontainebleau Pool. The awards occasion has a staggering 38 classes to vote in, most of them a number of alternative, with three classes made for write-in votes – Business Achievement, Legend Award and Icon Award.
Just like the DJ Magazine Prime 100, these awards are fan-driven, permitting artists with bigger followings to dominate the voting pool with a tweet or story. Nevertheless, a lot of the classes provide a hard and fast pool of decisions, not like the DJ Magazine Prime 100. Decided by who? It isn’t on their web site. It additionally does not have any social media hyperlinks, however should you look intently sufficient, they do have an Instagram web page.
After slightly extra digging, it seems the awards are government produced and hosted by Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, a Corridor of Fame radio host whose resume contains Z100 New York, KIISFM Los Angeles & KBIG/MYFM Los Angeles. He produced and hosted a syndicated present referred to as Remix Prime 30 from 2009-2021. He’s at the moment employed at 103.5 KTU as a part of the iHeartMedia household.
Previous winners of the awards embrace Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Arty, Money Money, Cedric Gervais, Cheat Codes, David Guetta, Diplo, Galantis, Lodato, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, MK, Skrillex, Slushii, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, of word in a press launch.
If you go to the positioning to vote, you may click on on particular person classes, labeled solely with a daring heading on prime of a generic field that reuses the identical graphic, resulting in a separate tab to vote on a preselected group of nominees. A number of the classes (Remix of the Yr, Greatest Area/Competition, Greatest Radio Present) appear to require an e mail handle to vote, for no cause.
Some classes additionally provide an attention-grabbing number of nominees, with Story Of Us nominated in “Greatest New Artist” regardless of being lively since 2009. Total, the alternatives obtainable make sense, however finally followers are nonetheless restricted in who they’ll vote for.
If in case you have robust opinions about any of the obtainable classes, go right here to solid your vote. The awards will apparently be stay streamed from Miami, with directions on the place and when to look at nonetheless pending.