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Beatport Music Awards 2008: Winners Announced

Denver, CO. (Top40 Charts/ Beatport PR) - Thanks to thousands of electronic music fans, Beatport is able to recognize for the very first time, the producers who make electronic music exciting - the results of the Beatport Music Awards 2008 have been announced.

With the public having voted in 19 categories (which were based on unit sales on Beatport.com during 2007), Beatport is able to recognize the Best Artists that make up the many labels and genres of electronic music.

From Best Trance Artist, to Best Minimal and Deep House Artist, every genre of electronic music has its champion. "We're proud to be able to recognize the best artists in electronic music," said Jonas Tempel, CEO of Beatport. "Beatport has become the download store of choice for global electronic music enthusiasts so it made sense to base the shortlists on unit sales at Beatport.com, with the public having the final say on who wins. Congratulations to all the artists that won."

In order to make the online poll as secure as possible, only registered Beatport users were allowed to vote in the Beatport Music Awards. The shortlist of nominees was announced at the beginning of March and voting was open for six weeks.

The full list of results can be found at www.beatportal.com/awards

BEST ARTISTS 2008
Best Breakbeat Artist: Plump DJs
Best Chill Out Artist: Trentemoller
Best Deep House Artist: Phonique
Best Drum & Bass Artist: High Contrast
Best Dubstep & Grime Artist: Modeselektor
Best Electro House Artist: Deadmau5
Best Electronica Artist: Trentemoller
Best Hard Dance Artist: BK
Best Hardcore Artist: DJ Isaac
Best House Artist: Axwell
Best Minimal Artist: Dubfire
Best Progressive House Artist: Deadmau5
Best Psy Trance Artist: Ace Ventura
Best Tech House Artist: Booka Shade
Best Techno Artist: Dubfire
Best Trance Artist: Armin Van Buuren

BEST MUSIC 2008
Best Remix of 2007: Dirty South 'Let It Go feat. Rudy' (Axwell Remix)
Best Single of 2007: Deadmau5 'Not Exactly'

FINAL CATEGORY
The Most Influential, Forward-thinking and Relevant Person in Electronic Music in 2007.
Winner: Deadmau5

Beatport is the recognized leader for electronic music downloads providing music to DJs and fans for personal use as well as playback on the world's leading sound systems. Launched in 2004, Beatport gives customers legal and secure access to a library of 375,000 tracks from over 7,500 of the world's leading independent labels, and is growing by as many as 100 new labels a month. Beatport was awarded "Digital Music Store of the Year" in March 2007 by Music Week magazine, the premier music industry magazine for the UK. Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA.






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