Inside the Origins of “EDM” With the Man Who Coined the Term—And Transformed It Into a Global Movement – EDM.com

It was a Tuesday night in London when Richard James Burgess found himself on the doorstep of Blitz for the very first time. He was dressed in ripped jeans and a t-shirt, surrounded by people with “amazing clothes and amazing hair.” Unbeknownst to Burgess at the time, that door was, in reality, a gateway that … Read more

Las Vegas Nightlife Was In a Rut—Then Zouk Group Came Around – EDM.com

If the pandemic proved anything, it was that even the mightiest could fall. Case in point was Las Vegas, a city whose economy was dependent on sin but suddenly found itself devoid of sinners. In March 2021, the number of visitors to Las Vegas dipped a staggering 49.5% compared to March 2019, according to the … Read more

Open Letter From Congress Rips Spotify’s Controversial Discovery Mode, Seeks Financial Transparency – EDM.com

Congressional leaders representing the Caucus on Multicultural Media are taking an issue with a perceived lack of financial transparency on the part of Spotify. In a recent letter dated March 26th and signed by Democrat Representatives Tony Cardenas, Yvette D. Clarke, and Judy Chu, the caucus raised concerns that the streaming giant’s controversial Discovery Mode … Read more

The Changing Role of a Music Distributor in 2022 – EDM.com

Words by Clayton Durant and Alex Jeffrey. Music distribution is nothing new. Even since the earliest days of music, distribution has been a critical component for driving the recorded and publishing business. However, the function of the music distributor has changed over the past few years as technology, consolidation, and the emergence of new, well-financed … Read more