First ever EDM awards show coming in 2014

Insomniac and Dick Clark Productions are teaming for the show

Details on the new electronic dance music award show were unveiled during the 2013 EDMbiz Conference on Wednesday (June 19th). The award show is dedicated solely to electronic dance music and will debut in Las Vegas next year.  Insomniac and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) have teamed up to produce the show that will serve as the premier industry showcase for the genre’s best work each year.

The inaugural celebration of dance music will launch in Las Vegas during Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) week in 2014 with an energy-filled event that will honor the most creative minds in dance music.

“Creating an award show focused on all the creative components that contribute to the success of dance music (music, art, production and lighting) has been a dream of mine for years,” says founder and CEO of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella. “Partnering with dick clark productions was an easy decision given their experience producing the Golden Globes and the American Music Awards. I’m confident that our partnership will create an event that is focused on recognizing creativity without politics, and that it will celebrate all the elements that go into making dance music such a beautiful experience for the fans.”

“EDM is the fastest growing segment of the music industry, encompassing recorded music, live events and lifestyle,” claims Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “It’s truly international. DCP is the largest producer of music awards shows in the industry and Insomniac has been at the forefront of the EDM movement since they started in 1993. Creating an EDM awards show with Insomniac is the perfect collaboration.”

The inaugural awards show will be a grand celebration for everyone influenced by dance music. Additional details surrounding this exciting announcement will be revealed in the coming months.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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