What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

Post by jorri » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:17 am

Nevets wrote:
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I don't think "Indie" was ever meant to describe what kind of record label your band releases music on. Who would ever call a jazz fusion band on an independent label an "indie band". Same as "alternative" it's just a word to describe a kind of style. It's as meaningless as the term "rock".
Usually was short for Indie Rock though, so yeh it wouldnt include jazz fusion bands.
Ive heard punk being called indie. Not much jazz they go for hip terminology like "outsider music" and taglines for something novel.

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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

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“Indie Rock”

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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

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fuzzjunkie wrote:
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“Indie Rock”
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"Indie Jazz"
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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

Post by jorri » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:24 pm

fuzzjunkie wrote:
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“Indie Rock”
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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

Post by jorri » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:27 pm

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Indus rock?

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Re: What Does "Indie" Even Mean?

Post by deluxejazzmaster » Sun May 23, 2021 1:50 pm

It used to mean anything that was not being produced by the likes of Warner Brothers, Columbia, Capital, and their sub labels.

Some things that were independent got cooped by the majors so that the majors could have a piece of that small pie as well (Think Caroline, Sub Pop, Sire, etc) and thus the name "indie" started it's long trail to just being a name so that those big labels didn't have as much of a "bad name". Some, like SST, Merge or K Records have kept their independence and sold the rights to the recordings of some of their bigger selling acts thus keeping the label alive to continue with the vision (regardless of the impact they have made sense their heyday).

What does it matter during this age anyway? Everyone has access to great recording equipment and line to the internet to upload their weird unique sound if they desire... no longer the 90's and before- everyone is their own Indie label and that was the aim in for some in the past anyway.

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