EDM vs. Country: Which is More Popular Among Young Adults?

You’d think that anyone under 25 would be more into the EDM scene than country.  And you’d be wrong–at least if you’re talking about the US market.

An NPD Group study says that while the critics and bloggers like to write about the exploits of Deadmau5 and his peeps, country is far, far more popular with young adults 18-25.  Look at this chart.

Once again, this proves that while there are millions of fans into the kind of music you like, there are millions more who aren’t.

(Via Hypebot)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “EDM vs. Country: Which is More Popular Among Young Adults?

  • March 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Instead of going off on another of my patented "Country is great" rants, I think I'll just let the numbers do the talking.


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