One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the EDM industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 209 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the center of WMC Week. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

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IDMA Winners for the year 2008 presented in 2009

1. Best Underground Dance Track

Break You - Ralph Falcon - Nervous Records
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz - Pryda/Ultra Records
Man With The Red Face - Mark Knight feat. Funkagenda - Toolroom Records
Grindhouse - Radio Slave feat. Danton Eeprom - Rekids
Open Your Heart - Dirty South & Axwell feat. Rudy - Axtone Records

2. Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track

Human - The Killers - Island Records
Shut Up & Let Me Go - The Ting Tings - Columbia
Propane Nightmares - Pendulum - Warner Bros
Viva La Vida - Coldplay - Capitol
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry - Capitol

3. Best Latin/Reggaeton Track

Pose - Daddy Yankee - Los Cangri, Inc.
Tijuana Sound Machine- Nortec Collective - Nacional Records
Me Enamora - Juanes - Universal
Te Quiero - Flex - EMI Latin
Calabria 2008 - Enur - Ultra Records
España Cañi - Charo - Universal Wave

4. Best HiNRG/Euro Track

Medicine - Kim Leoni - Robbins Entertainment
Lover On The Line - N-Euro - Eaa/Ram music
You Never Said - Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Armada
Hide & Seek - Kyau & Albert - Euphonic
Every Word - Ercola feat. Daniella - Nervous Records

5. Best House/Garage Track

People Make the World Go Round - Joi Cardwell - Nervous Records
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz - Pryda/Ultra Records
Can't Stop - Quentin Harris feat. Jason Walker - Strictly Rhythm
Feedback - Janet Jackson - Island Def Jam
Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project - Big City Beats
Delirious - David Guetta feat. Tara McDonald - Ultra Records

6. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track

Forever - Chris Brown - Zomba Recording
Closer - Ne-Yo - Def Jam
Love Lockdown - Kanye West- Roc-A-Fella Records
Feedback - Janet Jackson - Island Def Jam
Disturbia - Rihanna - Def Jam
Single Ladies - Beyonce - Columbia
American Boy - Estelle feat. Kanye West - Homeschool/Atlantic

7. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track

Love Lockdown - Kanye West - Roc-A-Fella Records
Lollipop - Lil Wayne - Cash Money
Low - Flo Rida - Zomba Recordings
Paper Planes - M.I.A - XL Interscope
Whatever You Like - T.I. - Grand Hustle/Atlantic

8. Best Progressive House/Trance Track

I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade - Ultra Records
Open Your Heart - Dirty South & Axwell feat. Rudy - Axtone Records
The Longest Road - Morgan Page feat. Lissie - Nettwerk Records
Imagination (Tiësto Remix) - Jes - Magik Muzik/Ultra Records
Deep At Night - Ercola feat. Heikki L - Nervous Records
In And Out Of Love - Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel - Armada/Ultra Records

9. Best Jungle/DnB Track

Red Sky - John B feat. Shaz Sparks - Beta Recordings
Crazy World - J Magic & Wickaman - Breakbeat Kaos
Take Me Away - Chase & Status - RAM
The Other Side - Pendulum - Warner Bros

10. Best Pop Dance Track

Womanizer - Britney Spears - Jive
Disturbia - Rihanna - Def Jam
4 Minutes - Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland - Warner Bros
Feedback - Janet Jackson - Island Def Jam
Just Dance - Lady Gaga - Interscope
So What - Pink - LaFace Records
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry - Capitol

11. Best Break-Through DJ

Kyau & Albert
DJ Shah
Laidback Luke
Aly & Fila

12. Best European DJ

Paul van Dyk
Armin van Buuren
Above & Beyond
David Guetta
Ferry Corsten

13. Best American DJ

Markus Schulz
Roger Sanchez
Oscar G
Gabriel & Dresden
Danny Tenaglia
Erick Morillo

14. Best Global DJ

Ferry Corsten
Armin van Buuren
Paul van Dyk
Carl Cox
Above & Beyond

15. Best Radio Station (Global)
BBC Radio 1
Radio 538
Sirius XM BPM

16. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)

WMPH Super 91.7 Wilmington, DE
KNHC C89.5 Seattle, WA
WDRE Party 105.3 Long Island, NY
WNYZ The Pulse 87.7 NYC, NY
KNGY Energy 92.7 San Francisco, CA
KCRW 89.9 Santa Monica, CA
WBZC Z88.9 Pemberton, NJ

17. Best Radio Mix Show DJ

Matt Darey - Nocturnal
Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance
Joe Bermudez - Air BPM
Pete Tong - Essential Selection
Above & Beyond - Trance Around The World
Paul van Dyk - Vonyc Sessions

18. Mixed Up Music Best Compilation

Thrivemix 5 - Thrive
Ultra 2008 - Ultra Records
Ministry Of Sound Annual 2008 - Ministry Of Sound UK
Ultra Weekend 4 - Ultra Records
Ultra Dance 09 - Ultra Records

19. Best Full Length DJ Mix

Futurism - Danny Tenaglia - Tommy Boy
A State of Trance 2008 - Armin van Buuren - Ultra Records
Invol2ver - Sasha - Global Underground
Amsterdam 08 - Markus Schulz - Armada
Cream Ibiza - Paul van Dyk - New State UK
Anjunabeats Vol.6 - Above & Beyond - Ultra Records
In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia - Tiësto - Black Hole
The DJ in the Mix 4 - ATB - Kontor

20. Best Producer

Red One
Paul van Dyk
Above & Beyond
Ferry Corsten

21. Best Remixer

Dirty South
Bimbo Jones
Jody Den Broeder

22. Best Music Video

Just Dance - Lady Gaga - Interscope
The One - Sharam feat. Daniel Bedingfield - Ultra Records
Delirious - David Guetta feat. Tara McDonald - Ultra Records
Womanizer - Britney Spears - Jive
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz - Pryda/Ultra Records
In And Out Of Love - Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel - Armada/Ultra Records

23. Best Dance Music Website

24. Best Podcast

Radio 538: Tiësto's Club Life Podcast
Gareth Emery Podcast
Above & Beyond: Trance Around the World
Radio 538: Dance Department (Dennis Ruyer)
Crobar BoraMusic HouseCast

25. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Lady Gaga
Morgan Page

26. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

The Ting Tings
Hercules and Love Affair
Cut Copy
Dash Berlin

27. Best Artist (Solo)

David Guetta
Britney Spears
Paul van Dyk

28. Best Artist (Group)

Daft Punk
Above & Beyond

29. Best Music Publication

DJ Mag
Mix Mag

30. Best Record Label Promoter or Exec (In-House)

Ultra Records - Phil Nieves
Ministry of Sound - Andy Horsfield
Robbins Entertainment - Frank Murray
Interscope - Juan Martinez
Defected - Simon Dunmore
Nervous Records - Michael Weiss
Toolroom Records - Mark Knight

31. Best Independent Record Promoter

Claudia Cuseta
Harry Towers
Cary Vance
Bobby Shaw
Brad LeBeau

32. Best Music Retailer


33. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer

34. Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service

Dixie Dance Kings
Promo Only

35. Best American Record Label

Star 69 Records
Tommy Boy
Om Records
Nervous Records
Ultra Records
Robbins Entertainment

36. Best Global Record Label

Black Hole Records
Defected Records
Ministry of Sound
Toolroom Records
Ultra Records
Vandit Records

37. Best Music Event

Sensation, Amsterdam, NL
Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
Global Gathering, Stratford Upon Avon, UK
Trance Energy, Utrecht, NL
Coachella, Indio Valley, CA

38. Best Event Promoter

Made Event
Rob Fernandez
Live Nation

39. Best US Club

Pacha, NYC
Club Space, Miami
Cielo, NYC
Crobar, Chicago
Mansion, Miami Beach
Pure, Las Vegas

40. Best Global Club

CocoonClub, Frankfurt
Guvernment, Toronto
Space, Ibiza
Pacha, Ibiza
Ministry of Sound, London
Amnesia, Ibiza

41. Best Headphones

Pioneer - HDJ-1000
Sehnheiser - HD 25
Sony - MDR-V700DJ
Technics - RP-DH1200

42. Best Cartridge

Ortofon Concorde Pro
Shure M44-7
Shure - White Label
Stanton Trackmaster V.3

43. Best Turntable

Numark - X2
Technics - SL-1200MK5G
Stanton - ST 150
Vestax - PDX3000MIX

44. Best Mixer

Rane - TTM-57 SL
Pioneer - DJM800
Allen & Heath - Xone 92
Pioneer - SVM-1000

45. Best Media Player

Denon DN-S5000
Numark - iCDX
Stanton - C.324
Pioneer - CDJ1000 MK3

46. Best Keyboard or Sampler

Access Virus - TI
Akai - mpk-49
Korg - M3
M-Audio - Oxygen 61

47. Best Studio Software

Ableton Live 7.0
Logic Pro 8
Reason 4

48. Best DJ Software

Ableton Live 7.0
Serato Scratch Live
Traktor Pro
Virtual DJ

49. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year

Ableton Live 7.0
Numark - X2 Hybrid
Logic Pro 8
Propellerhead - Reason 4

50. Best Manufacturer of the Year

Native Instruments

51. Best New Product of the Year

Pioneer - SVM 1000
Mixed In Key
Apple - iPhone 3G
Traktor Scratch Pro