Electronic producers are more comparable to classical composers, who would (and in contemporary composition still do) compose for a plethora of different instruments that support each other sonically and melodically to convey an emotion. As an instrumentalist (piano), a vocalist and an electronic producer, I can say fairly that while it may take more physiological skill to play a piano, the electronic medium, much like classical composition is based more on ones intellectual understanding of music, than they're physiological ability to perform it. What people compare all too often are two very separate things: the physiological activity of performing with a traditional instrument like a piano or guitar, and the intellectual activity of writing a piece of music. With respect to accusations that electronic producers are "simply pushing buttons on a computer", It should be noted that composers we all know and love like Mozart and Beethoven would create a great deal of there music positioned in front of a desk translating there intellectual vision to paper through musical notation. The exhausted argument that electronic musicians are talentless is entirely based on an invalid comparison as illogical as comparing a physicists understanding of motion to the person who actually enacts it. Both require an arguably equal amount of talent and practice, but a football player is no physicist, and vice versa. The fact is, electronic music needs to be recognized as a new medium, and an entirely valid contribution to musical art. Personal taste aside, EDM is here to stay.