In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from The Guardian that uncovers the role that social media and the internet has played in delivering dance music to a global audience. We’ve also got pieces from Mixmag, The Breeze and Music Industry Blog. Have a great weekend ahead!
- How Dance Music Went Global – Check out this fascinating piece on how the once-underground electronic dance music scene exploded and became a worldwide phenomenon that can be felt whether you’re in Malta or Mumbai. The Guardian has it Read more
- Why “Me Time” Should Involve Music, Too – Music has therapeutic qualities that can be used to aid the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression and, as recently discovered, dementia. The Breeze has it Read more
- 15 Dance Music Predictions For 2018 – From cheaper modular synths to the return of radio via the internet and podcasting, Mixmag shortlists what it thinks will be the biggest trends in dance this year Read more
- How Sex In Pop Has Changed Forever – The Guardian explores how a heightened awareness of contemporary gender politics has changed the way sexuality in pop music is portrayed and, more importantly, why that’s a good thing for everyone Read more
- Karaoke DJ? You’ll Want To See These Numbers – This report by Music Industry Blog states that 70% of karaoke users are female, and that 88% of music streaming subscribers look for lyrics so they can sing along. If you’re a mobile DJ, keep these stats in mind the next time you build a playlist where you went your crowd to be belting every single note Read more
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