Electronic Music Awards & Foundation Announces Nominees For Inaugural Show

Last month, we reported on an official date for the highly anticipated and long-awaited debut of the Electronic Music Awards & Foundation. Set to air on FOX on April 23rd, 2016 at 8PM ET, the the broadcast will be the first of it’s kind, focusing on the artistry and achievements of the EDM industry. Today, the Electronic Music Awards announced the nominees for their inaugural show! Showcased in 7 categories, “The nominees reflect dance music trends on a global level bringing together DJs, producers, clubs and brands that represent a wide range of genres,” says Executive Producer from TV4 Entertainment, Paul Duddridge. Diplo certainly has the most nominations, up for DJ of the Year, Single of the Year with Major Lazer & DJ Snake‘s “Lean On” as well as his Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1 Xtra up for Radio Show of the Year. [Scroll down to see the full list]


Wanna go?! The Electronic Music Awards & Foundation will air on April 23rd, but is actually being taped on April 14th in Los Angeles. The show will feature red carpet coverage, awards presentations, interviews and live performances from electronic music’s biggest artists. The veterans and legends of electronic music, in addition to well-known acts of today, will be honored in numerous ways as well. If you want to go, you’re in luck! The Electronic Music Awards & Foundation is giving away a stay for 2 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and one pair of tickets to the EMAF Awards Ceremony on April 14th! Enter here now, and be sure to check out the list of nominees below!

Nominees for the 2016 Electronic Music Awards & Foundation 

Single of the Year 

Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep is Your Love

The Chainsmokers – Roses (feat. ROZES)

Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Kygo – Stole the Show (feat. Parson James)

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)


Album of the Year  

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Urban Flora

Calvin Harris – Motion

Disclosure – Caracal

Galantis – Pharmacy

Jamie xx – In Colour


Radio Show of the Year 

BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

BPM with Geronimo – Sirius XM

Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems

Diplo and Friends – BBC Radio 1Xtra

Jason Bentley – Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW


Festival of the Year 

Creamfields – Daresbury, England

Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, USA

Sonar – Barcelona, Spain

The BPM Festival – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Ultra Music Festival – Miami, USA


DJ of the Year 

Carl Cox



DJ Harvey



Best New Artist 

Bob Moses

DJ Snake





Best Club of the Year 




Sound LA


Written by
Vinnie Rossiello

East coast origin, West coast lifestyle… Growing up I was always surrounded by the sounds of dance music in New York and Florida. However, it wasn’t until college that I was introduced to the rave scene and finally experienced the love and positivity this community is all about. I’m into warehouse undergrounds and massives like Ultra Miami, TomorrowWorld, Nocturnal Wonderland, Hard Day of the Dead, and Buku Music & Art Festival… In addition to EDM, my playlists usually have a lot of Hip-Hop, Top 40 and I’m a huge sucker for throwbacks. Hit me up if you’re attending an event in the Hollywood/LA area, as I’m always open to making new friends!

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