Why is indie music good?
Indie music does not only resemble music that is created without record label contracts, they resemble a much deeper message of creativity. Indie music has the ability to break away from any rules put for famous artists because they have the space to be as creative as they want, not as the people want them to be!
Why is indie music so popular?
It was originally created as a specific type of genre that allowed bands to create their own albums, rather than signing onto a studio deal. And popularizing indie pop made it so that self-published bands had a genre that allowed them to shine.
What is indie rock and why is it so popular?
Indie and alternative rock has basically become a broad term for any rock or guitar-based music that doesn’t quite fit nicely into the categories of blues, metal, classic rock, or punk. And while Indie/Alt music is not a fan favorite here at UG, it makes a very significant percentage of the guitar-dominated music sphere.
What does it mean to be an indie band?
When Throbbing Gristle started out, there were far fewer indie labels, but they were much more eclectic in their rosters, releasing music of very different genres. Most people have really inquisitive, eclectic minds when it comes to music, anyway. Today independent labels often specialise in genres.
When did indie music start in the UK?
Indie music’s stock, however, rose dramatically in 1983, when Rough Trade signed The Smiths – arguably the UK’s most important guitar-based band of the decade.
What did indie music mean in the 80s?
In the 80s there was this very definite independent scene, and it didn’t mean you played guitar – you could be punky, or hip-hop, or be making electronic records. And by the 90s that jangly guitar sound – with the Happy Mondays, the Stone Roses and Primal Scream – became mainstreamy, it became popular. I don’t know what indie is any more.