Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees
The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York.The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producers, remixers and DJs to be honored are Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, Barry White, the Bee Gees, Tom Moulton, Larry Levan, Pete Bellotte, David Mancuso and Tee Scott.
In addition to classic DJs sets, the event will feature performances by Thelma Houston and Evelyn "Champagne" King, whose "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "Shame," respectively, are among the five songs also being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Ticket prices are $150 (VIP) or $50 (general admission). A portion of the ticket price will be donated to LIFEbeat.
The inductees were selected by an international panel of more than 1,000 dance music industry members. The board of directors of the Dance Music Hall of Fame comprises Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman, Artemis president Daniel Glass, Next Plateau president Eddie O'Loughlin, Robbins Entertainment VP of A&R John Parker and journalist/music historian Brian Chin.
This inaugural ceremony coincides with the opening day of the 11th annual Billboard Dance Music Summit. The three-day conference, held at New York's Union Square Ballroom, brings together the industry's best minds from around the world. Panelists will include DJ Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Frankie Knuckles and Atlantic Records co-chairman/COO Craig Kallman.