The field of electronic music today is quite diverse; it represents a rather large layer of music culture, from academic to dance. Over the past decade, the technology of creating electronic music developed considerably, with changing aesthetic concepts and appearance of many programs for composing music. Ready-to-use samples and presets are also being used widely.
Musicians today represent the digital generation, young people who are used to constant presence of electronics in their lives. So the opportunity to just sit down and start composing music with the help of accessible digital devices seems natural to them.
Nevertheless, can anyone today compose music? What is the difference between a professional musician and an amateur? What are the peculiar features of contemporary electronic music-making technology? Finally, what is the future of electronic music?