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|
|Awarded for||Outstanding excellence in Electronic Dance Music|
|Presented by||Electronic 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.
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."
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.
2016 (announced at the time)Edit
Single of the YearEdit
- Calvin Harris & Disciples - "How Deep Is Your Love"
- The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES - "Roses"
- Galantis - "Runaway (U & I)"
- Kygo featuring Parson James - "Stole the Show"
- Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ - "Lean On"
Album of the YearEdit
- Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Urban Flora
- Calvin Harris - Motion
- Disclosure - Caracal
- Galantis - Pharmacy
- Jamie xx - In Colour
Radio Show of the YearEdit
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
- BPM with Geronimo – Sirius XM
- Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
- Diplo and Friends - BBC Radio 1Xtra
- Jason Bentley – Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW
Festival of the YearEdit
- Creamfields - Daresbury, England
- Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Sónar - Barcelona, Spain
- The BPM Festival - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida, USA
DJ of the YearEdit
Best New ArtistEdit
Best Club of the YearEdit
- "Electronic Music Awards Show to Debut on Fox" from The Hollywood Reporter (January 28, 2016)
- Electronic Music Awards Show Postponed from Billboard (April 12, 2016)
- "Nominees Announced for Inaugural Electronic Music Awards: See the Full List" from Billboard (February 18, 2016)