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

Meet The Rave Ref, a Peacekeeping Partier Who Guards Moshpits to Keep Ravers Safe – EDM.com

This isn’t your average Little League game. Wendell Dominguez knows that raves can sometimes get dangerous, especially when DJs overtly call for moshpits and “walls of death.” So he decided to start a persona called The Rave Ref, who dons a whistle and referee shirt in his mission to foster safer experiences in moshpits at … Read more

Swardy Explores the Complex Intricacies That Make Us Human In Audiovisual Album, “Compact Objects” – EDM.com

Using new technology to explore the world during a time of forced isolation, Swardy delves into the complexities of what makes us unique on his new album, Compact Objects. A passionate traveler finding himself sidelined due to the ongoing pandemic, Swardy dove headfirst into 3D animation to cultivate new opportunities for adventure. With no experience … 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

Grammy-Nominated Artists Take Us Behind the Scenes of Their Albums – EDM.com

It’s bracket season, baby, and with the 64th annual Grammy Awards falling on April 3rd—just one day before the men’s March Madness championship game—it’s time to get your picks in order. Luckily (for the culture) and unluckily (for the odds), the field runs deep. The Best Dance/Electronic Album category is home to a host of … Read more