EDM - Electronic Dance Music
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced primarily for dance-based entertainment environments such as nightclubs, raves, and festivals. The music is largely produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) and is generally used in the context of a live DJ mixes where the DJ creates a seamless selection of tracks by segueing from one recording to the next. The acronym "EDM" was adopted by the American music industry and music press as a buzzword to describe the increasingly commercial US electronic dance music scene. "EDM" is the umbrella term for which other genres fall under i.e.; house, Eurodance, trance, techno, trap, dubstep and garage. "EDM" is not a genre of its own but a collected group of subgenres of electronic dance music.