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The aim of this research is to gain better understanding of how the music market structure is, on international level. The global market for electronic dance music has been developing and expanding through its time and is the genre that I will be focusing on in the following paper. Looking especially at European markets, my interest is to see what new ways could be offered to Iceland’s artists, in the industry of electronic dance music, mainly dj’s and producers. The reason for this choice of subject is through interest, participation in the industry, and my beliefs that the Icelandic artists do have their voice to add, to the international nation of house music, which is one of many genres in the electronic dance music and the one that I will be focusing on in the following paper.
With the use of qualitative research methods and studies from cultural economics, the work of this research has given me a broader and different perspective, and a better introduction to the culture of clubbing. Conclusions show that access would cost both time and money, and would require focus and cooperation between different parties. However, conclusions also show that more participation in the global market could benefit Iceland in both cultural and economic ways.