The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene
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The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene
My topic is the rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. This is great for all fans of EDM as it's popularity is rising at an exponential rate. The downsides to this being that the scene has become somewhat over-commercialized.
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It's Not EDM's Fault: An Honest Look at Dance Music's Relationship With Drugs

It's Not EDM's Fault: An Honest Look at Dance Music's Relationship With Drugs | The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene | Scoop.it
Though recent drug related deaths at shows have reinforced the stereotype that EDM is fueled by drug culture, that's not all EDM is about.
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This article does a great job of really explaining all of the passion and culture of the EDM scene.  The recent drug deaths have really tarnished the scene and there have been many harsh criticisms of EDM.  This article does a great job of explaining that while the drugs are indeed ever-present, they are not by any means the only part of the enormous culture that is the EDM scene.

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Prodigies Leaping Beyond Electronic Dance Music

Prodigies Leaping Beyond Electronic Dance Music | The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene | Scoop.it
These young, hyperdigital musicians are not dependent on record labels. But they really need their laptops.
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Really great insight into the lives of DJ's in this article.  The article focused mostly on Zedd, one of the newer and younger faces to enter the scene recently.  Great insight into the effects of social media and business on the scene as well. 

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The Rise of EDM | Music Business Journal | Berklee College of Music

The Rise of EDM | Music Business Journal | Berklee College of Music | The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene | Scoop.it
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I think this is a really great article.  The author goes into quite a bit of detail outlining the key points of the EDM scene including everything from festival experiences to the business mindset behind EDM.  A really great read!

 

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Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests

Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests | The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene | Scoop.it
A string of drug-related deaths at big music festivals has highlighted the risks not only to fans, but to the businesses looking to profit from the craze.
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This is a great article because It accureately depicts the real problem of drugs in the EDM scene.  The fact is that drugs are an integral part of the EDM culture, and recently this has led to a few fatalities.  This article does a great job of addressing the very real concern of drugs in EDM.

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Buy the Hype: Why Electronic Dance Music Really Could Be the New Rock

Buy the Hype: Why Electronic Dance Music Really Could Be the New Rock | The rise of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Scene | Scoop.it
The emergence of EDM resembles the arrivals of jazz, rock, and hip-hop in a few key ways.
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Incredible article.  The author systematically addresses many of the negative comments and criticisms of EDM and responds in kind using many credible sources to support his claims.  Very well written and very thought provoking, I highly reccomend this read!

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