Talk:Electronic dance music

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Being used as a genre[edit]

Articles for various musicians, songs, and albums are using EDM as a genre and not listing a specific subgenre. This is a problem because this article defines EDM as:

Electronic dance music [...] is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. [...] Despite the industry's attempt to create a specific EDM brand, the initialism remains in use as an umbrella term for multiple genres, including house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, and their respective subgenres.

So I think we should be able to find sources that define a specific genre instead of listing EDM as a genre, which is an umbrella term for actual subgenres and not a real genre.

Tjdrum2000 (talk) 14:54, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

If in fact EDM in common usage is an umbrella term and not a genre, then all of those various articles should be corrected. Changing the correct usage here in order to accommodate hundreds of mistakes elsewhere doesn't sound like the right way of going about things to me.—Jerome Kohl (talk) 15:18, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Correcting those articles is what I meant. Tjdrum2000 (talk) 23:16, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Ah, good. I had misunderstood you. We are on the same page, then.—Jerome Kohl (talk) 02:43, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

As EDM describes an enormously wide range of genres, does it really make sense for it to have an infobox? It's such a broad category that it isn't feasible to point to any specific genres or years as "origins" or to any specific instruments as "typical". It's even more absurd when electro, house, trance, and techno, generally agreed to be genres of EDM, are listed as "fusion genres" or under "other topics". I would opt to have the infobox removed. LifeofTau 08:51, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Seems too drastic. If you have problem with the genre info then remove that bit and leave the rest intact (not all tidbits in the infobox are a "must have"). What you have now done is use a sledgehammer to kill an ant. Besides, you have already reinstated the image bit so even you inadvertently agree you went too far --Loginnigol 23:15, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
@Loginnigol: I respectfully disagree. My point was that the music genre infobox as a whole was incompatible with an article about a category of music genres, and as such I pointed to all but one parameter as being problematic. I would like to know what you consider the ant to be in your metaphor, as the beginning and closing lines of my first comment make it clear that I took issue with the infobox as a whole. One last thing — the image and caption were added to the infobox after I made my comment; other than being placed there, they had nothing to do with the infobox itself and as such were the only elements that could reasonably be isolated from it. LifeofTau 23:36, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

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