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The Bro-ification of Dance Music - Huffington Post

The Bro-ification of Dance Music - Huffington Post | Ultra Music Festival | Scoop.it
The Bro-ification of Dance Music Huffington Post At the major electronic dance music (EDM) festivals like Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival, I've grown accustomed to seeing seas of thousands of shirtless men writhing to the thump-thump-thump of the...

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EDM music itself as opened up various doors for people and genres to bloom. But the festivals have opened up a whole seperate category of doors. People have become comfortable with themsevles because the feeling you get at these places with all these people you have never met before, are everlasting memories. There was a period of time where dance music like this was viewed to the public as, "gay" or "girly" but with the heavy bass drops and smooth melodies on top of the overwhelming good vibes, it was a perfect storm for the consumer. Less judgement has been attributed to the type of music a particular person listens to.

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Nico Jaar Murdering Wavefront Chicago 2013

Nicolas Jaar closing Chicago's beach-side music festival with this ultra brilliant set.

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Ultra provides incredible exposure for lesser known artists to get not only their name out to people but their new music. Sometimes artists and DJ's don't have every second of their set planned, or if it is, time is set for freestyles. Something awesome may happen and maybe the right person was listening, or it inspired just the right person in just the right way.

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B3n3's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:07 PM

This guy is really becoming one of my favorites! So good!

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City of Miami to Vote on Resolution "Disapproving" of Second Weekend of Ultra Music Festival

City of Miami to Vote on Resolution "Disapproving" of Second Weekend of Ultra Music Festival | Ultra Music Festival | Scoop.it

It can't be Ultra Music Festival without a little bit of drama. This time it comes from Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who has introduced a new resolution "disapproving" of the second weekend of Ultra Music Festival.

The resolution, which the commission will consider on Thursday, claims the "event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic."

That's a different tune than Ultra organizers claimed a few months ago, when they stated the festival generated a $79 million economic impact for the county...

 

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Ultra is approaching faster than people think. With the final weekend in March set on so many calendars as the best days of the year, there are plenty of Miami residents that feel just the opposite.

 

Pros: Any music festival typically brings in a solid chunk of money to its respective town or city. But the magnitude of Ultra is on a different level. Miami is completely transformed for the week from what we know it to a Utopian society of incredible bass and bright lights. People find themselves at festivals like this, find each other, find the music. It really is a journey of discovery and it brings such joy and passion to people all around the world to share with complete strangers.

 

Cons: But then again something like Ultra is almost to go to be true. There has to be something wrong with it...and of course that problem manifests within the city and natives of Miami that have to deal with wild and crazy seemingly endless waves of people all weekend. Restaurants, hotels, and hospitals become the most heavily populated areas with emphasis on the latter.

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Cypress Billie's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:38 PM

Authorities are trying to ban the second weekend of Ultra in Miami. The festival does bring in alot of money to the city due to the people the festival attracts, but it also creates many disturbances.

Eric Gray's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:42 PM

No matter what the topic you will always find people who want to ruin the fun. However to many people are excited for this fest and nothing can stop history

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NBC 6 South Florida : Ultra Music Festival Announces Payment Plan for 2014

NBC 6 South Florida : Ultra Music Festival Announces Payment Plan for 2014 | Ultra Music Festival | Scoop.it

With ticket prices on the rise, the popular “Ultra Music Festival” announced Tuesday that a payment plan is now available for 2014. The plan allows festival-goers to purchase a general admission ticket in portions of $98.95 over five months, but only a limited amount of tickets are available. This is the first time that the electronic dance music festival has offered this payment option. Ticket buyers also have the choice of paying the ticket in full.


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Of course, Ultra comes with a rather steep price to pay for the total enjoyment of the three day weekend. Sure they get amazing numbers of attendance, but there are teams devoted to complaints and devising new ways to attract more people and make the experience as great as it should be. Payment options have been implimented this year for the first time.

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John Dellepiane's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:46 AM

This year Ultra music festival is allowing payment methods for tickets. 5 payments of 98.95 over the course of 5 months. Ticket prices have gone up from the previous year for more production equipment. Festival-goers still have the choice of buying a ticket in full.

Eric Gray's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:59 PM

I thought this was an interesting new innovation for making payment for expensive tickets. A good way to let more people afford the tickets to an amazing show while tickets are expensive this payment plan should make it easier for more people to afford it and offers a larger quantity of tickets to be sold increasing profit margins

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Battle Over Ultra Music Fest’s 2nd Weekend Goes To Miami City Hall

Battle Over Ultra Music Fest’s 2nd Weekend Goes To Miami City Hall | Ultra Music Festival | Scoop.it

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thursday, the Miami City Commission will consider a resolution to disapprove of the Bayfront Park Management Trust’s decision to grant approval of the second weekend of the Ultra Music Festival.

 

According to city code, the commission can override the Trust and, if the resolution passes, organizers won’t be allowed to hold the festival for the second weekend.

 

This would mark the first year in which the star-studded electronic music festival stretched over two weekends.

 

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has said that downtown businesses complain about the electronic music festival when it lasts just one weekend, and cited concerns about the number of concert-goers taking drugs.

 

More than 165,000 people packed downtown Miami last year to attend the giant three-day music party which brings heavy traffic, road closures and detours to the area. This year, Ultra is scheduled for Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th and Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th.

 

Ultra organizers say the music festival brings a $79 million economic boom to the area every year and have readied their defense...

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Ultra has become so popular that they have expanded the dates the past few years to two consecutive weekends. I can only imagine what the week in between must be like. As its stated in this article, with a wopping $79 million coming in from two weekends, its hard for people in Miami's City Hall to say no to such an event.

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Cameron Siegel's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:11 PM

    This article was posted to a CBS local affiliate news sight. It is about Ultra Music Festival which is held in Miami, Florida. The festival has been having permitting and legal issues the last few years as a result of past deaths and injuries to employees and festival goers alike.