Electronic dance music
|Electronic Dance Music|
|Cultural origins||Mid-1970s to early 1980s|
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music,
 club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of
By the early 2010s, the term "electronic dance music" and the initialism "EDM" was being
Pioneers of electronic music and early EDM
Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog (/ˈmoʊɡ/ MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Early examples of electronic dance music
Progressive rock bands like Pink Floyd made the iconic Moog synthesizer one of the most important aspects of their sound. Pop rock bands like The Beatles also began to incorporate keyboards and synthesizers into some of their experimental songs.
At the same time, composers were using new instruments like the Theremin in their work, particularly in the film industry. The commercial Moog synthesizer, released in the mid-1960s, is regarded as the first iconic instrument of electronic music.
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The early 1980s also saw the emergence of an electronic