(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Dance Music Hall of Fame has released its list of nominees for the 2004 awards.
Each year the nominating committee and board of advisors will select nominees in the categories of Performer, Record, Producer, Remixer and DJ. Ballots are then sent to an international voting committee of over 1,000 dance music experts. Artists and others that helped shape the dance music industry become eligible for induction 25 years after their first contribution or record release. Nominations are not based solely on the subject's revenue or popularity. Criteria also include the influence and significance of the nominee's contributions to the development and perpetuation of dance music.
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.
Its board members are Daniel Glass (president, Artemis Records), Eddie O'Loughlin (president, Next Plateau Entertainment) and Thomas Silverman (chairman, Tommy Boy Entertainment).
Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004 nominees:
Performers (10 nominees–three to be inducted in 2004):
KC &The Sunshine Band
Producers (three nominees–one to be inducted in 2004):
Giorgio Moroder &Pete Bellotte
Nile Rodgers &Bernard Edwards
Remixers (three Nominees–one to be inducted in 2004):
Records (15 Nominees–five to be inducted in 2004):
Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
Diana Ross – Love Hangover
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Double Exposure – Ten Percent
Eddie Kendricks – Girl You Need A Change of Mind
Evelyn "Champagne" King – Shame
George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye Medley (Never Can Say Goodbye, Reach out I'll Be There, Honey Bee)
Harold Melvin &The Bluenotes – Bad Luck
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love's Theme
Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
MFSB – Love is the Message
Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly
Sylvester – You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Thelma Houston – Don't Leave Me This Way
DJ's (10 Nominees–three to be inducted in 2004):
Bobby "DJ" Guttadaro
John "TC" Luongo
Pete "DJ" Jones
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen