Soul Candi today announced the launch of the first annual official Dance Music Awards South Africa.
Created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists, the Dance Music Awards South African (DMASA) aims to award the hard working, publicly-recognized individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving South Africa’s thriving dance music industry forward.
The winner selection will be held entirely online with the SADMA managed as an audience-voted award event dedicated to South African dance music. Voting and nominations will be made through the official website & social media. With the fully transparent user voted award process, the DMASA gives the public the power to choose the award winners. Competition will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction, no “panel” will dictate the nominees.
The actual awards ‘ceremony’ will also be conducted online, where the winner will be announced in each category. This not only provides fans a chance to interact with artists/DJs around South Africa but also helps those artists/DJs gain recognition and prestige throughout a wider fan base and audience. The winners will then be invited to a private honorary dinner to collect their actual physical awards.
July – The Announcement
August – Phase 1 Voting campaign commences
September – Phase 2 of Voting (Top 5 per category)
October – Winner announced
October – Honorary dinner
THE DANCE MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICAN CATERGORIES – Across all Dance music genres
Best Male DJ
Best Female DJ
Best Live Act
Best Music Video (From Dance Artist)
Best Male Vocalist of the Year
Best Female Vocalist of the Year
Best Record Label
Compilation of The Year
Album of The Year
Remix of The Year
Best International DJ (who has recently toured or performed in SA)
Best International Producer (who has had recent success in the SA market)
Best Club of The Year (includes Clubs, Lounges, Bars, etc)
Best House Record of the Year
Best Kwaito Record of the Year
Best EDM Record of the Year
Best Underground Record of the Year (All non-commercial dance & underground sounds by SA Dance Music Artist)
Best Dance Radio Show Award