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The New Age of Electronic Dance Music and Club Culture

  • Anita Jóri
  • Martin Lücke

Part of the Music Business Research book series (MUBURE)

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About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of electronic dance music (EDM) and club culture. To do so, it interlinks a broad range of disciplines, revealing their (at times vastly) differing standpoints on the same subject. Scholars from such diverse fields as cultural studies, economics, linguistics, media studies, musicology, philosophy, and sociology share their perspectives. In addition, the book features articles by practitioners who have been active on the EDM scene for many years and discuss issues like gender and diversity problems in general, and the effects of gentrification on club culture in Berlin.

Although the book’s main focus is on Berlin, one of the key centers of EDM and club culture, its findings can also be applied to other hotspots. Though primarily intended for researchers and students, the book will benefit all readers interested in obtaining an interdisciplinary overview of research on electronic dance music. 


Electronic dance music Club culture Interdisciplinarity Music culture Music Industry Berlin

Editors and affiliations

  • Anita Jóri
    • 1
  • Martin Lücke
    • 2
  1. 1.Vilém Flusser ArchiveBerlin University of the ArtsBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Macromedia University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

About the editors

Anita Jóri is a research associate at the Vilém Flusser Archive, Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin, UdK). She studied applied linguistics and history, and finished her PhD thesis on “The Discourse Community of Electronic Dance Music” at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in 2017. Her research interests include electronic dance music cultures, gender and diversity issues in EDM scenes, and applied linguistic methodologies. Jóri is also a chairperson of the German Association for Music Business and Music Culture Research (GMM).

Martin Lücke is a Professor of Music Management at the Macromedia University for Applied Science in Berlin. Since 2018 he has also been Associate Dean of the Berlin campus. Lücke studied musicology, modern history, and political science at the Ruhr University of Bochum. He finished his studies with a doctoral thesis on jazz in totalitarian systems, which was published in German in 2004. His current research interests include popular music, the music industry, and educational research. Lücke was a co-founder and chairman (2016–2018) of the German Association for Music Business and Music Culture Research (GMM). Currently he is publishing the Lexikon der Musikberufe at Laaber Verlag.

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