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Who Listens to EDM?

By | source:Nielsen Mar 1st, 2015

Electronic Dance Music has been one of the world’s most popular genres of tunes for decades. Techno, as we called it back in the 90’s has evolved into plenty of sub-genres with some of the most popular including house, trance and dubstep. Dubstep is the newest fade among EDM fans. Starting as a reggae influence, dubstep has evolved over the last almost 20 years to become a staple in mainstream electronic and pop music around the world.

Europe has always had a strong connection with EDM that still thrives today. Clubs open until sunrise and massive electronic music festivals bring out fans in the 100,000’s. America also has a massive fan base for EDM, but demographics for the fans seem to be similar globally.

Fans are usually young, in the early twenties, and predominantly white. Within that age group it is obvious to state that fans usually are in high-school or studying in college. There is a very large drop off of fans after they receive a college degree. That’s mostly attributed to the party life-stye of college and the party-image live EDM events portray.

If there is one thing in common in all EDM it is ‘the drop’. The moment in the music where the tension has been building to an extreamly satisfying release. The drop is where you go crazy, if you’re still young enough to go crazy.