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Old 02-08-2005, 08:11 PM   #46
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Indie means poor. Once they make $, they're sellouts, and corporate. It's quite simple. There is a $ amount used in the indie formula, but it's an industry secret.
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Use of "indie" to mean anything other than "music on an independent label" is stupid.
That's the definition I use for indie. That's why I included the labels the bands/musicians I listed are on. I'd still like the artists if they were on major labels (hell, I became a fan of my very favorite band -- The Church -- when they were on Arista), but truth is I tend to like bands that don't have broad commercial appeal.

Although, an indie musician/group gets bonus indie points for having an independent distribution agent also.




j/k on that last comment, you know.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:19 PM   #48
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Let me ask a question to the indie fans who listen to fairly obscure bands...

Would artists like Jeff Beck, Marvin Sease, Alison Krauss/ Union Station, Gillian Welch, or Emmylou Harris be considered as indie as say Aereogramme?
If they are on an independent label, they are indie. If they are on a major label, they aren't indie. Pretty simple.
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What is the revenue figure used to seperate "indie" labels from "corporate" labels? There must be that $1 tipping point where you switch from one to another.
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rem and sonic youth all were "indie" at one point.

it's just one of those amazing things that defies all description.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:34 PM   #51
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What is the revenue figure used to seperate "indie" labels from "corporate" labels? There must be that $1 tipping point where you switch from one to another.
If it's run out of some guy's bedroom...it's indie.

A decent definition of the differences between indie and major label is
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Indie Label: By the purest industry definition, an independent label is a record label that is not affiliated in any way with a Major Label, and uses independent distributors to get their releases into stores.

Major Label: By industry definition, a major label is a label that commands a high percentage of the annual sales of records, and has their own distribution system (the Big 5 distribution companies currently are: WEA. BMG, SONY, UMVG, and EMD.)
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Guided By Voices, the quintessential indie rock warhorses!
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Copeland (great up-and-coming young band, from Atlanta)
Awesome Band!!!

heres some more bands to consider:
appleseed cast
the good life
the gloria record
the fire theft
kings of convenience
mae
muse (borderline indie)
sleeping at last
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Yeah, I want to see Copeland play live; I've heard they're great in concert ("When Paula Sparks" must be dynamite in a live setting) and I'm here in Atlanta, so I figure they'll play hometown soon.... I always get "Arcade Fire" and "Fire Theft" mixed up... isn't "Fire Theft" Jeremy Enigk's latest band? I've heard of Muse, KoC, Mae, and Sleeping at Last, but none of the others..... thanks for the heads up...
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Indie means poor. Once they make $, they're sellouts, and corporate. It's quite simple. There is a $ amount used in the indie formula, but it's an industry secret.
LOL
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Yeah, I want to see Copeland play live; I've heard they're great in concert ("When Paula Sparks" must be dynamite in a live setting) and I'm here in Atlanta, so I figure they'll play hometown soon.... I always get "Arcade Fire" and "Fire Theft" mixed up... isn't "Fire Theft" Jeremy Enigk's latest band? I've heard of Muse, KoC, Mae, and Sleeping at Last, but none of the others..... thanks for the heads up...
the fire theft is sunny day real estate minus a bass player (i think hes in foo fighters)
also:
the good life = cursive
the gloria record = mineral
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stop using "indie" word

lost sense already
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I agree that "indie" defies definition. Its post-modern word. Just trying to define "indie" makes you incapable of doing so. THat being said here are some of my favorite bands.

Dismemberment Plan, Built to Spil, Interpol, White Stripes, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Shins, Hives, Black Keys, Jawbox, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Wilco
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My 2nd favorite band to U2 is a band called Wheat. Unfortunately I think their "indie," status (i.e. poor as someone said) has caused them to go on temporary hiatus. I usually don't like to plug bands in other forums, but 9 out of 10 people I refered to Wheat absolutely love them!!

www.wheatmusic.com

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