It’s without doubt that Electronic Dance Music has taken over in the United States. Here are some numbers to put it all into perspective as EDM continues to become a global phenomenon, with many of it’s biggest artists and fans coming from right here in the United States.

  1. In 2014, 26% of all Nightlife events in the US were EDM related.


Photo: Hakkasan, Las Vegas NV

Slightly over one quarter of all nightlife activity was related to anything of electronic descent.

2.  North America alone holds approximately 30% of the global EDM value.


This is equivalent to $1.9 billion out of the grand $6 billion overall worth.

3. In 2014, the 12 largest Electronic Music clubs in the US generated more than 500 million dollars in revenue.

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Picture: IMS Business Report 2015: North America Edition

4. Over 20% of the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs are in North America.


Picture: Exchange LA, Los Angeles CA

5.  New York holds 12%, the biggest percentage of Electronic Music Track Sales.


Los Angeles holds the 2nd largest market with slightly less than 10%.

6. Dance is the 4th most popular genre in both the USA and Canada for streams.

7. Forbes’ top 9 highest earning DJ’s (Cash Kings) all have a Las Vegas Residency.


  • Calvin Harris: Hakkasan
  • David Guetta: XS & Encore, Wynn
  • Avicii: XS Nightclub
  • Tiesto: Hakkasan
  • Steve Aoki: Wet Republic & Hakkasan
  • Afrojack: Omnia
  • Zedd: XS & Encore, Wynn
  • Kaskade: XS & Encore, Wynn
  • Skrillex: XS & Encore, Wynn

8. 57% of EDM fans use ridesharing apps like Uber, Lyft, etc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 1.11.26 PM9. North American DJ’s are some of the most popular worldwide.

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10. Festival capacity has doubled since 2011 and quadrupled since 2009. Take a look for yourself.

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Source: IMS Business Report 2015: North American Edition – A study of the regional Electronic Music Industry