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About Electronic Music
What is electronic music?
Electronic music is music made using electronic instruments such as synthesizers or drum machines, as well as electronic equipment to produce the final tracks. If seated in an electronic music studio, you would most likely see a computer, the main instrument used to create this music.

The producer would arrange different sounds using a Digital Audio Workstation, a process that is not so different from putting together a puzzle. The song can then be exported to an audible file. Electronic music is one of the broadest categories in music today, encompassing such subgenres as dubstep, house, techno, and trance. Some electronic music features a more traditional musical sound, while other varieties sound glitchy or harsh.
Where did electronic music come from?
Electronic music dates back to the 1800s. At this time, people such as Thaddeus Cahill, Elisha Gray, and William Duddell created electronic music instruments: the Telharmonium, Electroharmonic, and electronic Singing Arc, respectively. 20th-century music saw the rise of electronic instruments as technology progressed and the instruments became more affordable and less novel. Mainstream acceptance of this music genre began in the 1960s. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and other popular artists used electronic synthesizers in their songs.

The first modular synthesizers were released in 1964, followed by mass market hits such as the Minimoog Model D and ARP’s Odyssey in the 1970s, both of which increased the popularity of synthesizers. At the start of the 1980s, punk musicians looking for new sounds turned toward these synthesizers, resulting in New Wave and synth pop music. The introduction of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, in the 1980s also advanced electronic music. With the introduction and rapid evolution of the internet, personal computers, mobile devices, and more over the last forty years, digitization has become the norm, so most modern music now incorporates electronic elements in some way. The strict definition of “electronic music,” however, refers to music that relies solely on electronics and samples to produce the final sound.
What does electronic music sound like?
Electronic music is largely characterized by its heavy rhythms, repetitive beats, and rise and drop of the bassline. The electronic versions of traditional orchestral instruments are often used to create electronic music. Examples of these musical instruments include the electric piano, electric violin, and electric guitar. Electronic pads and synthesizers are also commonly used.
What are the different types of electronic music?
Electronic music is an umbrella term under which many music subgenres fall. There is electronic dance music, or EDM, which is meant to be danced to and is thus commonly heard at nightclubs and festivals. There is also electronic body music, or EBM, which combines industrial music (abrasive and aggressive sounding music) with electronic dance music. Electroacoustic music is a subgenre in which composers use electronic devices to alter the sounds made by acoustic instruments. Trance, dubstep, and experimental music can also be considered electronic music.
Is electronic music good or bad for your brain?
Listening to different types of electronic music produces various effects on the brain, all positive. For example, ambient electronic music and chill electronic music produce a calming effect by reducing stress and anxiety, making them good evening listening options to ease the transition from a busy day into a restful sleep.

The rhythms of electronic dance music, on the other hand, closely mirror the rhythms in the human brain. This means that a fast-paced track can increase a listener’s energy levels. When the beat drops in these tracks, the listener’s brain releases dopamine, the feel-good chemical. Various studies support the use of electronic music for studying, as people who feel happy tend to be more productive and focused.
Where can I get royalty-free electronic music?
The internet is home to a variety of royalty-free electronic music sites, but for the best electronic music, check out PremiumBeat. Our music library is carefully curated to ensure that every song you hear is of the highest quality. Head to our search engine and utilize our advanced filters to find the exact sort of track you want to hear. You can easily explore different electronic music genres by clicking “Genres” and scrolling down to “Electronic.” The more filters you use, the more specific the sound you will hear.

Want to check out classical electronic music? Simply select the “Classical” genre option in addition to the “Electronic” option. Want a glitchy and groovy holiday track? Listen to some electronic Christmas music by selecting “Christmas” from the “Holiday” music genre. Want to instill a certain mood in your listeners? Click the “Mood” filter to explore options for magical, strange, or dark electronic music, to name just a few. Once you have found the tracks that match your project, add them to your cart, and head to check out to select your music license. Pay a one-time fee and download your royalty-free electronic music in moments.
What videos are a good match for electronic music?
Thanks to all the subgenres of electronic music, you can find an electronic track to match the tone of a variety of videos. Say, for example, you want a modern-sounding Christmas song for your holiday film. A Christian electronic track such as PremiumBeat’s “Amazing Grace” played on jazz guitar may be the perfect fit for a magical, pivotal moment.

Alternatively, if you want an electronic track with a darker, more suspenseful sound to match your gritty film trailer, go to the PremiumBeat search engine and utilize the advanced filter options. After selecting “Electronic” from the “Genres” dropdown menu, click “Mood” and select “Dark / Somber.” A track like “With Suspicion” features eerie drones that will set an ominous mood for your viewers. If you have a video that features futuristic party scenes, try pairing with electronic dance tracks such as “Press Pause Play.”
What is the most popular electronic music?
With so many subgenres within the electronic music category, it can be difficult to narrow down which variety is the most popular. The top electronic songs at any given time can vary from country to country. Certain electronic artists have been around for years, however, and have proven their staying power. David Guetta, for example, was one of the first DJs in the mainstream EDM scene and is considered by some to be the grandfather of EDM. Then there’s Skrillex, an American DJ who has been around since the early 2000s who helped popularize dubstep. Artist Alan Walker is also a crowd-pleaser. His 2015 track “Faded” has over 3.2 billion views on YouTube at the time of writing and is generally considered to be the most popular EDM song.
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