IDMA Winners Announced; Online Metrics Now More Important Than Ever

Curated from EDM News
Published: 01 April 2020

This year's International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) winners were announced online, as the Winter Music Conference in Miami had been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For the second year in a row, the IDMA committee worked on the nominations together with music-tech company Viberate to pick the nominees, based on their social media and streaming metrics, thus ensuring objectivity in the artist selection.

Vasja Veber, Viberate's co-founder, explains: "Music awards are often criticized for being biased. Sometimes you can play the system and pay for votes. The IDMA nominee selection does not work like that. We use data from big networks (streaming services, social networks, ticket vendors etc.) to see who really deserves a nomination, and in my opinion, these numbers reflect the actual popularity of an artist in the most unbiased way possible. Working on their fan interaction should be every artist's main promotional focus, and not just the winners, but also the nominees master this art."

With the Covid-19 pandemic bringing live music events to a standstill, artists have to turn to the internet to keep in touch with their fans. Boosting engagement, gaining traction, and other online activities are now more important than ever, and they also result in higher popularity ratings on Viberate. “Because of this, it will be very interesting to see who gets picked next year,” Veber adds.

 

The 2020 IDMA Nominees/Winners

2020 Artist Categories

  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Calvin Harris
  • Marshmello
  • Martin Garrix
  • The Chainsmokers
  • NERVO
  • Juicy M
  • Krewella
  • Mariana BO
  • MATTN
  • Carl Cox
  • Adam Beyer
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Enrico Sangiuliano
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Amelie Lens
  • ANNA
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Christina Novelli
  • Alessandra Roncone
  • Clara Yates
  • Maria Healy
  • Nifra
  • FISHER
  • ARTBAT
  • Black Coffee
  • Claptone
  • Meduza
  • Nora En Pure
  • Hannah Wants
  • Honey Dijon
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Peggy Gou
  • Skrillex
  • Illenium
  • NGHTMRE
  • RL Grime
  • Yellow Claw
  • Alison Wonderland
  • CloZee
  • Lucii
  • REZZ
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • Chase & Status
  • Andy C
  • Bou
  • Enei
  • Sub Focus
  • DJ Storm
  • Changing Faces
  • DJ Rap
  • Kyrist
  • Mollie Collins
  • Headhunterz
  • Angerfist
  • D-Block & S-TE-FAN
  • Da Tweekaz
  • Warface
  • MANDY
  • AniMe
  • Korsakoff
  • Lady Dammage
  • Miss K8
  • Petit Biscuit
  • Bonobo
  • Four Tet
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Tycho
  • TOKiMONSTA
  • Huxley Anne
  • D. Tiffany
  • Roza Terenzi
  • Yu Su
 

2020 Industry Categories

  • Avicii “TIM”
  • Flume “Hi This is Flume”
  • Gryffin “Gravity”
  • Illenium “ASCEND”
  • The Chemical Brothers “No Geography”
  • MEDUZA “Piece of Your Heart”
  • Sam Feldt feat. RANI “Post Malone”
  • Yves V feat. Afrojack & Icona Pop “We Got That Cool”
  • Oliver Heldens, Lenno “This Groove”
  • LUM!X, Gabry Ponte “Monster”
  • Fisher “You Little Beauty”
  • Bonobo “Linked”
  • Camelphat ft. Jem Cooke “Rabbit Hole”
  • Elderbrook & Rudimental “Something About You”
  • Peggy Gou “Starry Night”
  • Meduza, Goodboys – Piece of Your Heart (Alok Remix)
  • Monolink – Return To Oz (ARTBAT Remix)
  • LUM!X, Gabry Ponte – Monster (Robin Schulz Remix)
  • UK Apache & SHY FX – Original Nuttah 25 feat. IRAH (Chase & Status Remix)
  • Madonna – I Rise (Tracy Young Remix)
  • Meduza
  • ARTBAT
  • Dom Dolla
  • Solardo
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • Tomorrowland
  • Coachella
  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Electric Zoo
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Ushuaïa (Ibiza)
  • Avant Gardner/Brooklyn Mirage (New York)
  • Berghain (Berlin)
  • Fabric Nightclub (London)
  • Space (Miami)
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BPM (SiriusXM)
  • Diplo’s Revolution (SiriusXM)
  • Evolution (iHeartRadio)
  • KCRW (LA)
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Apple Music
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • Spinnin’ TV
  • MrSuicideSheep
  • Proximity
  • Trap Nation
  • Ultra Music
  • Pioneer DJ
  • Allen & Heath
  • Denon DJ
  • Native Instruments
  • Technics
  • FL Studio
  • Ableton Live 10
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Steinberg Cubase
 

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