Electronic Dance Music, often abbreviated as EDM, is a genre of music primarily produced for dance-based entertainment environments, such as nightclubs, raves, or festivals. The music is largely created by disc jockeys (DJs) and music producers, and is often characterized by electronic instruments, repetitive beats, synthesized melodies, and a high degree of production polish.
EDM originated in the late 20th century, with roots in disco music, but it truly exploded into mainstream popularity in the late 2000s and early 2010s. It encompasses numerous sub-genres, including house, techno, drum and bass, dubstep, and trance, among others.
Notable artists in the EDM genre include Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Skrillex, and Martin Garrix. These artists and others have pushed the boundaries of EDM, incorporating elements from other genres and creating fusion styles.
EDM has had a significant influence on popular music and culture, with EDM elements becoming common in top 40 pop music and EDM festivals attracting large audiences worldwide.
For more comprehensive information, visit the EDM page on Wikipedia.