Electronic Music Awards & Foundation Show

The Electronic Music Awards & Foundation was an awards and charity event announced on January 28, 2016 by Paul Oakenfold and TV4 Entertainment, which is headed by executive producer Paul Duddridge and CEO Jon Cody. Russell Thomas served as the director of the program. The EMAF has no affiliation with The Electronic Music Awards and is not an extension of EMAF.

Electronic Music Awards & Foundation Show
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Awarded forOutstanding excellence in Electronic Dance Music
CountryUnited States
Presented byElectronic Music Awards Foundation


The event, originally called the "Electronic Music Awards & Foundation Show," was formed by Oakenfold, Duddridge, and Cody to give the Dance and EDM community an awards show of their own as well as giving back to the global community with the proceeds going to charities. It was to take place at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 14, 2016, and to air on Fox as a one-hour special on April 23, 2016. This would've mark the first time that a major awards show devoted to the Dance/EDM community aired on American television.[1]

On April 12, 2016, the event was being postponed. In a statement from the organizers "As this is the first year of the awards, we have the luxury of flexibility, which we are taking advantage of to decide the optimal timetable to present the awards. With this opportunity, we felt that it would better to represent the electronic music calendar in the fall rather than the spring."[2]

Nomination ListEdit

On February 18, 2016, seven categories were announced, with Calvin Harris, Kygo, DJ Snake, and Galantis are tied with two nominations apiece; With the 2017 announcement, there'll be eleven categories.[3]

2016 (announced at the time)Edit

Single of the YearEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Radio Show of the YearEdit

Festival of the YearEdit

DJ of the YearEdit

Best New ArtistEdit

Best Club of the YearEdit


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