BBC Proms

It was absolutely fantastic to see the BBC Proms celebration of dance music broadcast on 29 July 2015.

But why is it only a one-off celebration?

From the response on the night and over the following days on social media it seems there is a massive audience for dance music.

And yet there are no dance music shows on BBC Radio 1, 2 or 6 Music and almost no shows dedicated to the genre on national commercial radio.

It was hugely refreshing to hear classic tracks by Eric Prydz, Shapeshifters, Robert Miles, Daft Punk and Faithless – although a shame they left out the wonderful Chicane.

But there are new as yet undiscovered music producers who have no way of finding an audience for their work because there are no radio shows dedicated to dance music.

As has been stated before this lack of exposure to dance music on UK national airwaves has seen audiences stop listening to stations and negatively affected nightclubs and festivals.

So, once again, TheEDMblog.com is calling on presenters, producers and senior executives on UK national radio stations to not be afraid. Please play more dance music, create more dance shows, discover new presenters who are passionate about the genre, and showcase more up-and-coming as well as established artists. There is a market for it and your audiences will love it.

#PlayMoreDanceMusic

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