Speaking in front of an audience of industry luminaries at the IMS, Barton said, “David Guetta gets slammed so many times, [but] there wouldn’t be an American electronic scene without him”. Barton, who recently sold his Creamfields running business to Live Nation for £13.9 million, went on to say “He opened up America for all of these guys to follow. And now because he’s really successful, he gets a bit of stick. I think that’s wrong.” The comments echo sentiment recently expressed by David Guetta where he said staying underground would have killed dance music.
You can watch the video of Barton’s comments and a round up of Day One at IMS below. via MixMagTags: america, commercialization, creamfields, david guetta, edm, electronic music, paul van dyk, pete tong