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Do you use the term 'EDM'?

View Poll Results: Do you use the term 'EDM'?
Yes 102 34.58%
No 153 51.86%
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Do you use the term 'EDM'?
While we've always been OK with typing out (or saying) 'dance music', America came out with a 'EDM' as an acronym for 'electronic dance music' and its usage seems to be widespread now. Do you use the abbreviation in conversation or writing?

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Whats wrong with just using genres? I never say EDM
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I call it electronic music because not all music can or should be danced to. It helps having a general term for those that do not know what each sub-genre is.
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Whats wrong with just using genres? I never say EDM

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better than "electronica" what even is that?
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America came out with a 'EDM' as an acronym for 'electronic dance music' and its usage seems to be widespread now.

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I think some further research will show the term EDM has been in use for some time before America embraced it.
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I think some further research will show the term EDM has been in use for some time before America embraced it.

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Please provide a source for this spurious claim.
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I prefer "electronic music" as the biggest category; However, EDM comes in handy when I want to differentiate dance music from EBM (electronic body music). I listen to both, so this comes in handy sometimes in conversation.
And yeah, still I'm pretty sure I picked up "EDM" somewhere on the internet rather recently... Earlier I just used the term dance music.
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genre is best defined by rhythms. e.g. jungle/dnb, garage, dubstep. then techno vs. house is a harmonic/melodic/textural difference i guess.
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i liked it when all edm was referred to as "techno"
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I call it electronic music because not all music can or should be danced to. It helps having a general term for those that do not know what each sub-genre is.


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Originally Posted by thesuntoucher View Post

Whats wrong with just using genres? I never say EDM

Agreed to an extent. If somone asks me what kind of music I listen to I'm not going to list all the genre's I listen to I just say EDM or just electronic music
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i liked it when all edm was referred to as "techno"

I fucking hate it when ignorant R&B music lovers refer to electro / dubstep / house / trance etc etc as "techno"
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