The annual Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) returns later this year for its third instalment. Launched on social media, with nominations officially opening to the public yesterday, the people’s favourites are already streaming in in the last 24 hours.

Created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists, DMASA once again aims to award the hard-working, publicly recognized individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving South Africa’s thriving dance music industry forward.

The winner selection will be held entirely online with the DMASA managed as an audience-voted award event dedicated to South African dance music. Voting and nominations will be made through the official website with support from social media. The user voted award process is fully transparent, giving the public the power to choose the award winners.

The competition will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction, meaning no “panel” will dictate the nominees. The actual awards ‘ceremony’ will also be conducted online, where the winner will be announced in each category. This not only provides fans with a chance to interact with artists/DJs around South Africa but also helps those artists/DJs gain recognition and prestige throughout a wider fan base and audience.

DMASA 2019 categories (with the inclusion of a new category, Best Amapiano Record of the Year)

• Best Male DJ
• Best Female DJ
• Best Producer
• Best Live Act
• Best Festival
• Best Music Video (From Dance Artists)
• Best Male Vocalist of the Year (From Dance Artists)
• Best Female Vocalist of the Year (From Dance Artists)
• Best Record Label
• Compilation of The Year
• Album of The Year
• Remix of The Year
• Best International DJ (who has recently toured or performed in SA)
• Best International Producer (who has had recent success in the SA market)
• Best Club of The Year (includes Clubs, Lounges, Bars, etc)
• Best House Record of the Year
• Best Gqom Record of the Year
• Best EDM Record of the Year
• Best Underground Record of the Year (All non-commercial dance & underground sounds by SA Dance Music Artist)
• Best Dance Radio Show Award
• Best Amapiano Record of the Year

Dates and Timelines:

22 July – Nominations Open
21 August – Nominations Close
26 August: Top 5 Voting Open
29 September: Top 5 Voting Close
03 October: Honorary Dinner & Winner Announcements

How It Works:

• Sign Up
• Phase 1: List your top 5 per category
• Automate social sharing of the voting procedure to user’s social platforms with who they voted for.
• Phase 2: Vote for YOUR FAVOURITE from the list per category
• Automate social sharing

For more information check out DMASA website here…

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