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Popularity of EDM Has Only Increased


December 6, 2013

Posted by: Lauralie Ezra

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has been exciting people who enjoy its dance beat for generations. There was a time when EDM was tolerated and only followed by its most loyal fans. Things have changed. Today the huge attendance at EDM music festivals around the world is good evidence that EDM music is probably more popular than ever before.

In an article Hans Claessens for FoxNews puts into perspective just how strong EDM music is with the current generation.

According to the International Music Summit report, EDM was the highest growing mainstream genre of music in the United States in terms of gross album sales. The 2012 Grammy awards featured performances from acclaimed international DJs David Guetta and Deadmau5; highlighting the growing taste for electronic music in America. The uplifting melodies have transcended onto radio stations across America, taking the place of lyrical pop and rock and roll music.

- FOX News

Many people believe the increased popularity of EDM music is based on technology. Originally people who wanted to hear EDM music had to purchase a vinyl album, cassette or CD. Today listening to EDM music is as easy as downloading it. It can be enjoyed with a phone, music system, laptop or tablet.

The live aspect of EDM music is growing at unprecedented levels. There were years with people had to visit underground clubs or a private party to enjoy live EDM music. Today EDM musicians can be found playing in large theaters as well as filling sports arenas and stadiums. The attendance to an EDM concert can now rival that of any major rock band.

EDM is not just growing in popularity in the United States. It is known around the world and is a major player in the international music scene. EDM has been a major influence in the music world for generations, and it seems EDM will only grow in popularity for the foreseeable future.
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