By Scott T. Sterling
It’s getting beefy in the world of dance music.
The Chainsmokers sent out a string of status updates that seemed to address claims from dance music fans that the band has “sold out” after signing a major label deal with Sony Records.
For more than a dozen tweets, The Chainsmokers addressed the situation, wrapping up with the assertion that the messages weren’t about the band, but that “there is always this black swan vibe that descends upon dance music producers that finds success.”
It's so crazy watching other ppl attack artists claiming they sold out. Do you even know what that means to sell out—
The Chainsmokers (@TheChainsmokers) May 20, 2014
you cannot make every sell-out-y, devoid-of-integrity decision just for the money and then claim you're being mistreated.—
【＝◈︿◈＝】ｐｏｒｔｅｒ (@porterrobinson) May 20, 2014
“If you only care about ‘making it,'” Robinson continued, “if you take every s—ty commercial opportunity, this is what you end up doing,” offering up a link of The Chainsmokers performing “#Selfie” on American Idol.
Dance music act Knife Party has also weighed in on The Chainsmokers’ American Idol appearance, tweeting that “this is what happens if you don’t say ‘no’ to your management” in regards to the TV performance. British EDM artist Mat Zo also had some thoughts about the appearance.
.@TheChainsmokers who in your mgmt team let you do that??—
Mat Zo (@Mat_Zo_MRSA) May 20, 2014
At press time, The Chainsmokers have yet to respond to to any of the negative tweets, but this is surely not the last the world has heard regarding this brewing beef between the EDM acts.