Precision Music Essay

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Taylor Willi Ms. Hutchens ENGL 1121-91 13 November 2014 Precision Music The intense energy of EDM has caught the attention of pop culture around the world. EDM or electronic dance music has been having a parallel climb with computer development. Starting as far back as the 1970’s when traditional instruments were slowly leaving music to create this new genre. In the late 80’s house music had exploded in Germany and all over Europe. It took until the late 90’s for EDM to hit America. This new genre has started out relatively subtle, sticking to its underground roots. It wasn’t until 2011 when EDM began its explosive introduction into the United States. This has resulted in EDM evolving more than it has in years. In addition to the general public, colleges have implemented electronic music production into their programs. This has helped the evolution of EDM. Another contributer to the rise in popularity has been DJ’s playing EDM in clubs, introducing it to a wider audience. Being in the spotlight has brought many people to offer their support for EDM. Some say this can wither away the genres credibility. With so many people involved in the EDM scene, big companys see the opportunity to exploit it with inexperienced producers creating music to advertise for these companys. But with the EDM scene being so diverse and unique, it has done well in keeping disconnected from these money hungry companys. One way it has done this is by giving birth to a new type of music producer: the bedroom producer. These pioneers have paved the path for independent music by lending fresh ideas into this genre. Despite the mainstream controversies/opinions that have rained on EDM with its rise to fame, it has and will continue to grow as an art form. Before the explosion in America, EDM was basically only found in the British and other European countrys’ underground. Some think that

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