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Matthew Maney

October 28, 2021

Electronic+dance+music+has+become+one+of+Matthew+Maneys+big+hobbies.

Katie Bowers

Electronic dance music has become one of Matthew Maney’s big hobbies.

Matthew Maney, senior, has grown to love electronic dance music (EDM), which allows him to create quality music in a modern way. EDM is made up of a range of electronic music genres and is usually played at parties, festivals and nightclubs. This style of music has become popular in the U.S. for it’s flexibility since you can use many different instruments.

“A lot of music nowadays is created through programs online. It’s a lot cheaper to create drums, melodies and bass all in one place,” Maney said. “You don’t have to go out and buy intruments when you have that kind of access at your disposal.”

Maney hopes to pursure a career in EDM, but said he is keeping his options open on how to get there. Whether it’s going to an audio engineering school or starting a band, he wants to walk away from that experience with skills that will help him be better.

“Even though it would be nice to go to a strong audio engineering school, the amount of money that would go towards paying for my tuition makes me wonder how much I [would] truly get out of that,” Maney said. “But, there are lots of positions open for that type of work, so that option is definitely still in the air.”

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