With two nods each, local artists Stef Bos and Veldhuis en Kemper and international acts Evanescence and the White Stripes lead the nominations for Holland's Edison Music Awards 2004.

With two nods each, local artists Stef Bos and Veldhuis en Kemper and international acts Evanescence and the White Stripes lead the nominations for Holland's Edison Music Awards 2004.

This year's edition will be held March 23 in the Amsterdam club De Melkweg and, unlike in previous years, the event will not be broadcast on TV.

"We are working on a new profile for the EMAs and did not want to make just another show," says a spokesperson for organizers NVPI, the Dutch trade body. "We want the EMAs to grow into a coherent musical event and hope to take a first step with an entertaining show with lots of live music in De Melkweg."

The EMAs are voted for by a jury of professionals involved with music, including journalists, concert-venue directors and retailers. The Edison Classical Music Awards will be held June 4 in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. A date for the 2004 edition of the Edison Jazz Awards has not yet been set.