The shortlist for the 2013 IDMAs were recently announced and DJ, producer, broadcaster and label head Markus Schulz has picked up nominations in five of the Awards’ categories. Celebrating its first decade on air, Markus’ weekly Global DJ Broadcast show is back in contention for Best Radio Mix Show and he’s also been shortlisted for the Best Global DJ gong.
Markus is also well represented on the music release front where he’s picked up a nod for his eighth City mix-compilation, ‘Los Angeles ‘12’. From his 2012 artist album ‘Scream’, the Ana Diaz vocalled ‘Nothing Without Me’ is vying for Best Trance Track of 2012. His Coldharbour Recordings joins Ultra, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Spinnin’, Toolroom and parent-label Armada in the role call for Best Global Music Label. Following the IDMA’s announcement, Markus said: “Across all the areas of music I work in it’s been 12 magnificent months to remember and I’m delighted that the fans have seen fit to place me in so many IDMA categories this year. I look forward to seeing as many of them as possible throughout the course of Winter Music Conference, at Space and UMF. See you all in the Sunshine State folks!”
Continuing with the IDMAs, Dutch record company Armada Music received 18 nominations for this year’s Awards. As previously mentioned, the four-times winner of the ‘Best Global Record Label’ award is once again in the running of prolonging their title. Maykel Piron, CEO and co-founder of Armada Music, is nominated for ‘Best Record Label Executive’ after receiving the awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Armin van Buuren, one of the co-founders of the label, received 10 nominations in nine different categories. The winners of the 2012 WMC’s International Dance Music Awards will be announced during this year’s Winter Music Conference, which takes place in Miami between the 15th and 24thof March.