Dance Music Versus the Mainstream Media: 'If Country Can Dance, Why Can't We?'

August 7, 2014 9:56 PM

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Dance Music Versus the Mainstream Media: 'If Country Can Dance, Why Can't We?'

A blanket of dismal expectancy shrouds every new festival or high profile EDM show. It arrives in the form of a vulture; a hovering media presence eyeing any opportunity to snatch up crumbs of information to then fabricate wildly alarming headlines and instigate "conversations" where dance music culture and its fans are berated, over and over again.

An article titled "Festival Deaths on the Rise in the EDM World" graced Billboard's most recent August edition -- a piece filled with one liners plucked from headlines about deaths and conveniently devoid of citations that finished off with flair thanks to an anonymous "concert industry insider" quo...

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