Looking back at the history of music, the industry has been evolving and is still evolving as we speak. However, we think it is safe to say that among all genres, dance music has evolved greatly, and has made one of the biggest impacts to both the industry and its listeners. Now that we hear electronic dance music much more than we used to in the past, where is this all going? With its booming bass and catchy melody, how will the evolution of electronic dance music surprise us? David Morris, who took Miami Music Week by storm on behalf of Ask Men, put a handful of the dance music industry’s powerful and key players into one room to find out.
The electronic dance music environment has been evolving on a fast scale that consumers’ desires have become fast paced along with it. In order to make it to the big EDM events – that #1 hit tune is the key. According to Dave Grutman, ‘The King of Miami” club owner and entrepreneur, stated, “Mid-level players should just go and die.” Beyond the ‘to-the-point’ statement, maybe what he’s trying to say is that if you can’t produce a #1 hit, you’re not even on the playing field.
Erick Morillo, a well-known producer and DJ, commented, “The business aspect of the EDM environment is evolving this very moment. From the online music services to new technologies, music business will start changing drastically, benefiting both the artist/labels and the listeners.”
“The public is craving for innovation. Craving the intellectual stimulation, and they get that from music,” mentioned Jake Udell, manager of Krewella. Dance music isn’t just about the bass, it was never really just about that. It’s about how you can tell a story with new and unique sound waves. Leading to the creations of sub-genres; whether it is trance, house, dubstep, electronica, techno, and many more. Now many more artists are dipping their feet into genres that are out of their comfort zone. This is where it’s going to get interesting.
It’s intriguing to see how music can evolve and create a big impact, influence the musicians and listeners, and move so many people around the globe. The evolution through EDM has just started playing. All we have to do is wait for the drop.