DANCE MACHINES are set to take over the dance clubs in the UK and US with the introduction of dance clubs, according to the owners of a UK dance club.
Dance clubs have been a long-standing fixture in the country’s dance music scene, but their use in clubs has been a source of concern in recent years.
Dance music fans have long felt the lack of a proper club venue in the capital, London, has resulted in some of their favourite acts not being able to perform at clubs and have even protested outside the venue.
In 2016, a petition to ban the sale of dance music tickets was signed by over 200,000 people.
This sparked the establishment of the UK Dance Club Association (UKDA), which was set up in February 2017 to set out a regulatory framework to deal with the growing number of dance club owners.
US dance club owner Alex Broussard told the BBC he believed there would be a major shift in the industry once the new regulatory framework was in place.
“We will see a change in the dance industry and a lot of clubs are going to go out of business,” he said.
“I would say 90 per cent of dance venues are gone.”
Brouse said he believed the new regulations would be good for both dance music and the UK.
“The UKDA will have a say in the future of dance bars in the U.S. It is an important area for dance music, but the industry is changing,” he added.
UKDA chief executive Simon McNeill said the UK’s dance clubs were an important part of dance culture and said the new regulation was a “good start”.
Dance club owners have long argued that clubs are too busy playing music and have long complained that the number of venues they play in is too small. “
It’s really exciting to see the UKDA taking this new step in helping dance clubs flourish, and it will help bring new talent to the UK dance music market.”
Dance club owners have long argued that clubs are too busy playing music and have long complained that the number of venues they play in is too small.
However, McNeill insisted that the new dance clubs regulations would help solve some of the problems dance clubs faced in the past.
“In the last few years, dance music has seen a huge shift in how we perform in venues,” he told the ABC.
“And it’s not just the music that’s changing, the atmosphere is changing too, so that will help.”
Dance music is a growing business in the US.
There are now over 300 dance clubs catering to dance music fans in the state of California, according the UK Music Industry Association.
This number has doubled in the last three years to more than 900 clubs across the US, with over 30,000 venues currently in operation.
The USDA hopes the new restrictions will help the industry “continue to thrive”, while also “protecting the music industry from the risks that come with unregulated venues”.
“It is a new industry and we’re just beginning to understand what it is,” McNeill added.
“But the more that dance music is allowed to thrive, the more people will be able to go into dance clubs to enjoy music, and the more the music can thrive, and be heard by a wider audience.”
Dance clubs will now be required to have a licensed venue, which can then be leased to other organisations or festivals, in order to operate.
The UKDA’s new regulations will also mean dance clubs that are owned by an individual or company will no longer be able access any funding from the UK Government.