The electronic dance music industry has a lot to thank Beatport for. In today's digital age where buying CDs have become a thing of the past, Beatport has made it easy for both DJs and record labels alike, to release the latest music for consumers to review and purchase.
Beatport has undoubtedly raised the standards on how EDM is viewed in our culture. Today, they have opened up voting for all the Community Choice categories for the 2014 Beatport Awards. Now until Friday, February 28th, music fans can cast one vote a day for their favorite nominee in these four Community Choice categories: Track of the Year, Artist of the Year, Label of the Year, and Album of the Year.
Aside from the Community Choice categories, there are also selections based upon Beatport sales activity within these categories: Best-Selling Original Track of the Year, Best-Selling Remix of the Year, Best-Selling Album of the Year, Best-Selling Compilation of the Year, and the DJ Choice Award based upon the track appearing on the most DJ charts.
And lastly, a panel of experts comprised of Beatport staff and dance music veterans will select the honors in these following categories: Track of the Year, DJ of the Year, Best Musical Collaboration, Best New Artist, and Lifetime Achievement.
All the winners will be announced on Friday, March 7th, so what are you waiting for? Support your favorite artists and tracks by clicking on this link and casting your vote!
Below is the full list of nominees for each category of the Community Choice portion:
Community Choice Track Of The Year
- “Animals” - Martin Garrix
- “Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix / Pleasurekraft Edit)” - Josh Butler, Bontan, Pleasurekraft
- “I Could Be The One” – Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
- “Imprint Of Pleasure” - Tube & Berger
- “Mammoth” - Dimitri Vegas, Moguai, and Like Mike
- “My House” - Purple Disco Machine
Community Choice Artist of the Year (listed in alphabetical order)
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
- Hot Since 82
- Martin Garrix
- Ten Walls
- Tube & Berger
Community Choice Label Of The Year
- Bedrock Records
- Dim Mak Records
- Off Recordings
- Revealed Recordings
- Spinnin Records
- Toolroom Records
Community Choice Album Of The Year
- A Song Across Wires [Extended Versions] - BT
- Calamari Tuesday - Feed Me
- Intense [Extended Versions] - Armin Van Buuren
- Involv3r - Sasha
- Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
- Settle - Disclosure