The Music of Today
When asked to describe the musical scene in Emilia-Romagna in today's day and age, Mr. Immovili talked about the rising popularity of DJ's and electronic music in this region. He stated that the younger generation are the primary listeners to this type of music. In addition to electronic music, rock and a little bit of hip-hop are the primary kinds of music produced in the Emilia-Romagna region. The production of rock and hip-hop, though, has been drastically reduced on account of the DJ's new notoriety. One popular DJ from Modena has the stage name Myway, with over 200 "plays" on each of his tracks on Sound Cloud.
In this province and throughout Italy, he said, music isn't made in the big cities, but more in the small towns in the countryside. "Young people are always bored; always saying there's nothing to do." There used to be much more of a creative border so people made and listened to music to escape their boredom in the smaller/less populated regions. This is why smaller cities became so important for music production. "Now with social media & the internet, people always talk to each other and can share different music styles."