This could be good, or it could be terrible. On the one hand, the more people listening to EDM, the better. More dance music popularity equals more artists and more music for us. Plus, why wouldn’t we want to share the joy of EDM with as many people as possible?
On the other hand, there’s a tendency for artists kids like to start catering to those kids. We’d hate to see our favorite DJs starting to dumb things down or appeal to a more mass audience instead of making music they are truly proud of. Sure, most of our faves wouldn’t pander like that, but it’s a possibility.
There’s also a chance non-EDM fans will start seeing dance music as a kids’ genre thanks to it showing up on a Nickelodeon program. Let’s face it–kids don’t always have the best taste, so they might be doing more harm than good for the nominated artists.
We’re going to try to remain optimistic and just assume that the Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards will be nothing but positive. So on that note, here are the nominees for Favorite DJ/EDM Artist:
- Martin Garrix
- Calvin Harris
- Major Lazer
- DJ Snake