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As of 2014, electronic dance music has turned into a $6.2 billion global industry. Simultaneously, producing and making music have become far easier than when New Order dropped "Blue Monday" in 1983: old, physical, analog equipment has been replaced by easily accessible and affordable software. And with the internet as your audience, bedroom producers have taken the music world by storm.
Anyone with the acumen, then, has potential to become a dance music producer. But the bigger the genre becomes, the more sharp its divisions – even down to the BPM and type of synths used. Your sound is your brand – and thus the most important facet a producer has to establish.