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Dance Music Hall of Fame To Be Formed To Honor Disco Dance Music Artists and DJs

Announcing The Formation Of The Dance Music Hall Of Fame
First Awards Ceremony To Be Scheduled For Spring 2004

Announcing the Formation of
THE DANCE MUSIC HALL OF FAME
First Awards Ceremony to be Scheduled for Spring 2004

(New York, NY -- October 30, 2003) Announcing the formation of the Dance Music Hall of Fame. With regular annual events, The Dance Music Hall of Fame will recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of dance music and will celebrate the history and significance of dance music.

Artists and others that helped to shape the dance music industry become eligible for induction 25 years after their first contribution or record release. Criteria include the influence and significance of the nominee's contributions to the development and perpetuation of dance music.

Founding board-members of The Dance Music Hall of Fame include: Brian Chin (Music Historian and Former Billboard Magazine Editor), Daniel Glass (President, Artemis Records), Eddie O'Loughlin (President, Next Plateau Entertainment), John Parker (Vice President, A&R/Dance Promotion, Robbins Entertainment) and Thomas Silverman(Chairman, Tommy Boy Entertainment).

The Dance Music Hall of Fame Board of Advisors is composed of dance music professionals, historians and journalists. At the time of this release the list of Board of Advisors includes: John Jellybean Benitez, Joey Carvello, Mel Cherin, Michael Ellis, Dimitri of Paris, Frankie Knuckles, Jurgen Korduletsch, Brad LeBeau, John Luongo, Guy Moot, Vince Pellegrino, Cory Robbins, Pete Tong, Cary Vance, Louie Vega, Pete Waterman and Judy Weinstein.

The nominating committee and Board of Advisors will select nominees each year in the categories of Performer, Producer, Record, Remixer, and DJ. Ballots are then sent to an international voting committee of over 1,000 dance music experts. An awards ceremony announcing the first inductees into the Dance Music Hall of Fame will take place at a formal dinner in New York City in Spring of 2004. At this event, The Dance Music Hall of Fame will induct three performers, three records, one producer, one remixer and one DJ.

"Since the beginning, the dance music genre has been largely ignored and dismissed by most of the music industry press and other music industry professionals. There are legendary producers and artists in the dance music industry that have laid the foundation for the popular musical styles of today, including rap and hip-hop, yet they have never been acknowledged for their work." States Thomas Silverman, Hall of Fame board-member and Chairman of Tommy Boy Entertainment. "Through The Dance Music Hall of Fame we will be able to give proper credit to these great music industry pioneers."

Visit the Dance Music Hall of Fame web site for info.

UPDATE Sept 21, 2004:
On Sept. 20, 2004 the first annual Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony kicked off at New York City's Club Spirit on 27th Street. Click to view photos from the Dance Music Hall of Fame

UPDATE Jan 2, 2009:
The Dance Music Hall of Fame is no longer online so the link above was removed. This pretty much means the DMHF is no more in operation. How sad that something that looked so promising has been left to fade out.

By Bernard Lopez


 

Your Comments

DJ Frankee Cee |

I hate to tell you folks this
but the link to DMHF does not take
you to the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
You should put up the correct link.
Bye.....

JORGE |

I would like people know much more about of beauty of disco music is...id been sharing with all friends this music for years ( since 70s )Im 36 years old and ill never be tired of disco music, i can be listen it and dancing it four hours...My Favorite song: "Summer Love" performed by Musique. I thing websites like yours are the ideal way for new generations learn about this great music and they see that reggaeton is terrible, ugly in coparation...and may be they colud get more happy and less violents.

Ed Dyball |

Hi Bernie,

For what it's worth, the performers would be Chic, Donna Summer, and KC & The Sunshine Band.
The songs would be "Shame", "I Feel Love" and "Mighty Real". I'd like to see "Rock Your Baby" in there too, but those three have DRIVE by the bucket load and that's what I'd go for.
The producers would have to be Nile and Bernard, and as I don't know enough about mixers I am not qualified to express an opinion.

Regards,

Ed Dyball,

Bernard Lopez |

For Immediate Release - January 9, 2004
Press Contact - publicity@dmhof.com


NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FIRST ANNUAL
DANCE MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES


ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2004
AT MIDEM, CANNES, FRANCE


(New York, NY - December 28, 2003) - On Monday, January 26, 2004 at 4:45pm, the Dance Music Hall of Fame will announce the nominees for the first annual awards ceremony. The announcement will be made by members of the Dance Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, France.

Each year the nominating committee and Board of Advisors will select nominees in the categories of Performer, Producer, Record, Remixer and DJ. Ballots are then sent to an international voting committee of over 1,000 dance music experts. In Spring of 2004 the Dance Music Hall of Fame will induct three performers, three records, one producer, one remixer and one DJ at a formal awards dinner in New York City.


Dance Music Hall of Fame (www.dmhof.com) - With a regular annual event, the Dance Music Hall of Fame will recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of dance music and will celebrate the history and significance of dance music. Artists and others that helped shape the dance music industry become eligible for induction 25 years after their first contribution or record release. Criteria include the influence and significance of the nominee's contributions to the development and perpetuation of dance music.


MIDEM (www.midem.com) - "The World's Leading International Music Market." In January 2004, some 9,000 music professionals from around the world will come together on the French Riviera for five days of deal-making, networking, seminars, conferences, presentations, showcases and parties. This event is held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, where hundreds of stands will promote the hottest recordings, products and catalogues. More than two dozen conferences and seminars and over 35 live performances, from the biggest international star to intimate showcases of emerging talen

suemargie |

I loved John Luongo's mixes and Carol Dougals-Eddie O'Loughlin music just to name a few on the committee. Glad they are all still well. Best wishes on this endeavor.
Dennis Artkowsky

 

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