Fox Creates Electronic Music Awards Show with Paul Oakenfold

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Fox has partnered with electronic music producer Paul Oakenfold and TV4 Entertainment to create and broadcast a new event — the ‘Electronic Music Awards and Foundation’ show, which will air Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. on the network.

The inaugural show is set to feature electronic music’s leading artists, creatives and executives, celebrating the early trailblazers and icons of the genre, as well as the top-trending acts of the industry today. The event is expected to feature red carpet coverage, awards presentations, interviews and live performances from electronic music’s biggest artists.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of an awards show that finally both recognizes and celebrates, on a primetime platform, one of the biggest music genres in the world today,” said Oakenfold, who will serve as executive producer on the show along with Paul Duddridge, TV4’s Head of Entertainment Productions, and TV4 CEO Jon Cody. The EMAF show will be directed by Russell Thomas

Duddridge added, “It’s an honor and a privilege to bring the greatest music in the world to the greatest TV network in the world. We’re proud to work with the EMAF to raise money and awareness for good causes, while recognizing the work of the artists in the world’s biggest music genre.”

Fox has long been synonymous with musical shows in the scripted and live event space; the network’s trailblazing competition series “American Idol” is currently airing its 15th and final season and drama series “Empire” continues to draw blockbuster ratings. Fox will air its new musical, “Grease: Live” on Jan. 31 and a live event version of “The Passion,” exploring the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life, on March 20.

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    1. DJR says:

      I guess THAT didn’t happen, seeing nothing aired on Fox this evening…

    2. Larry Turner says:

      This is not the first nationally televised EDM awards show. That was Dancestar, which was broadcast to over 50 countries. …and that EMAF logo looks ripped from EMHOF.

    3. terry says:

      Lets hope everyone gets schooled that DANCE music was a Black , Gay and latino underground scene and that the original DJ’s have been written out of EDM history

      • Preacher says:

        Er, notwithstanding that it was as much a UK/European scene in the mid to late 80s, the Black & Gay electronic scene, such as it was, was heavily influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode. ‘EDM’ doesn’t even come into it.

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