The last couple of decades have provided some of the very best examples of the genre. Electro music has never been as popular as it is right now. All you have to do is turn on the radio charts to hear this type of music playing. There are several reasons for why there has been an increase in the popularity of electro music.
First and foremost is how much the club scene has embraced the genre. When people go to dance clubs on a night out electronic music is likely to be playing. This in turn increases the amount of exposure that the song has on the public. This allows for a surge in sales.
Just like dance clubs popular radio stations have also embraced the genre. This media format is symbiotic with the music charts. Customers listen to the music and buy the album or single. If a DJ likes a particular electronic song then they will play it. This will drive up sales.
Nostalgia also plays a large part. Many young listeners were not even born during the 1980’s. The phenomenon of young people embracing the culture of a decade before their birth has been seen before. Now the youth of today are turning to the most popular genre of the 80’s: electronic music. The sub genre known as synth wave in particular owes nostalgia for its popularity. It remains to be seen if electronic music will continue to be embraced by the public in the future.