Live PA

Live PA (meaning live public address, or live personal appearance) is the act of performing live electronic music in settings typically associated with DJing, such as nightclubs, raves, and more recently dance music festivals.

Live PA

In a performative context, the term was originally used to refer to live appearances, initially at rave events in the late 1980s,[1] of studio based producers of electronic dance music who released music using fixed media formats such as 12-inch single, CD, or music download. The concept of the live PA helped provide a public face for a scene that was criticized as "faceless" by the mainstream music press.[2] The trend was quickly exploited by a music industry desperate to market dance music to a popular audience.


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