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Electronic Dance Music or EDM is gradually invading the mainstream. Since past few years, quite a number of DJs & producers have popped up. Besides, television, radio, and music festivals have seen more acts such as David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Skrillex who have emerged from the rather obscure EDM movement. Now their names are well-known and they have an international following.
What is EDM?
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EDM has been around since the ‘80s, although the genre was mostly underground. In the late 90s and in the first part of the 21st century, hip-hop made a successful cross over into the mainstream. Now is the age of Electronic Dance Music and EDM as a genre is slowly taking over the dance floor. Hip-hop driven tunes are now being set aside by the new generation to make way for EDM and the many different sub-genres which fall under its wing. Young people are being taken to unknown heights by glitch, dubstep, breaks, and the polished sounds of the house.
Forbes has recently released its first yearly list of top earning DJs called “Electronic Cash Kings.” It is safe to say that this cements the fact that EDM has invaded the mainstream.
Live Shows and EDM Music Festivals
Live shows are great sources of income. Touring DJs do not bring with them a lot of heavy hardware, unlike touring bands. As such, the cost is extremely low and the returns are immense. The demand for DJs these days is at an all-time high. Electronic Dance Music festivals have mushroomed in the past few years. The Electric Daisy Carnival which was very recently held cost each attendee a whopping $215, and they readily paid for it. The first Electric Zoo festival in Las Vegas—a three-day EDM extravaganza attracted around 320,000 people. Some of the other popular EDM music festivals are Tomorrowworld, Tomorrowland, UltrA Europe, and Hard.
Best DJs (top 100 DJs) also make the line-up in mainstream pop music festivals around the world, joining popular pop acts, rap artists and rock performers. In the Coachella Valley EDM Music Festival this year, EDM was duly represented by heavyweights such as Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, and Justice. They were on the spotlight along with icons such as Bon Iver, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Radiohead. Meanwhile, Major Lazer, Skrillex, and other electronic acts were booked in festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza.
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edm festivals and EDM in Popular Music
EMD heavyweights are now collaborating with some chart-topping pop acts who want to add electronic beats to their new singles. For instance, producer David Guetta is currently enjoying mainstream attention after successful collaborations with Kid Cudi, Akon, Fergie, and Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” features” Avicii “Levels” and “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spear has a noticeable dub step breakdown. Pop superstar Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls),” a huge hit in 2011 involved Afrojack and Diplo, as well as samples from “Pon De Floor” by Major Lazer.
Forbes Magazine stated that the convergence of pop music and EDM facilitate the acceptance of mainstream audiences of dance music, opening it up to new listeners. In effect, fans of pop music are eased into EDM through a medium that they are familiar with. This symbiotic relationship between dance music and pop music has benefited EDM artist since they gain attention and a global fan base.
EDM in Social Media & Technology
Social media has served as an important catalyst in the exponential growth of EDM. This genre is reliant on technology and it is only fitting that the Internet should play an important role in marketing electronic dance music.
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