Without a doubt, 2012 will go down as the year that EDM was seen by the masses as a viable scene. Sure, electronic music isn't new in the States in any way, but the difference between how it was perceived prior to 2012 and where we're at now feels like lightyears apart. With more mainstream press comes more controversy, and 2012 was chock full of twitter beefs, allegations of fraud and corruption, debates on what EDM actually is, and questions about an artist's authenticity in DJing. With twitter, blogs, and mainstream media pushing news everyday all day, there were some stories you just couldn't escape.

Here are the biggest controversies to rock the EDM world in 2012.

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