Feeding the Spark: How Fans Help Immortalize Indie Music
Keep Supporting The Music You Love
One of the most important things any fan of indie music can do is to continue supporting the music. Although this may seem excruciatingly simple on the exterior, it is actually one of the most essential steps to keep indie music alive. In fact, most small independent labels are run by a small team of label owners. On this level, every album sale counts. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for great quality music that you really love doesn’t mean that you have to only listen to the top names in the business. There are a plethora of unsigned artists who play indie music that you will truly enjoy listening to all the time. These unsigned artists are just starting out in the music industry but are allowing the general public to download their developed albums so that they can get their names out there. Downloading these albums will go to help support these artists and you may even find some great music that you enjoy Read the rest of this entry »
Indie music isn’t something you’ll find plastered all over Direct tv or any of the mainstream outlets, but that doesn’t mean these artists are doomed to obscurity. Lots of indie artists make their names known and go large in terms of profitability and notoriety.
You just need to do a couple of things in order to keep the dream alive:
1.) Marketing. You have a lot of different online marketing outlets open to you and many of them are free. Social media has played a pivotal role in helping indie artists get the attention they deserve and, most of the time, it won’t cost you a dime.
2.) Sharing. You need to give people a taste in order to get them hooked on your brand of music. Sites like bandcamp.com are a great place to share some of your best work. The format is easy to use and navigate, as well.
3.) Stay Busy. This last tip is probably easier said than done, but the fact is that the Beatles were not an overnight sensation. They had to take on crummy gigs and even Paul slept on his fair share of pool tables between jobs. You can’t allow yourself to be discouraged on the slow days or you risk losing the dream.
Indie music can be hard to follow these days. We live in an age where the average consumer can record their own album out of their basement. This has caused an influx of bands to surface. Much like the world of independent film, sifting through the masses to find those diamonds in the rough can be a very daunting task. Nevertheless, every year we see the rise of a band or artist that is trying to be Read the rest of this entry »
Indie music is a vast and staggering genre, encompassing literally every type of music ever made and every sound ever imagined. We could never study every branch of this tree, so let us look at two songs that symbolize up the main body of indie music.
The first is, of course, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” by Nirvana. It is hard to remember that when this song came out they were nobody. It is also easy to forget, because of overexposure, Read the rest of this entry »
Indie music is becoming more and more popular as we get further into the 21st century. Many people of all ages and backgrounds are abandoning the mainstream, popular songs and looking for something different, meaningful and personal. Luckily for them, indie music fulfills all of these desires and more. Bands such as Iron and Wine, Beirut, Feist, and The View make music with various influences, sounds, beats and lyrics.
One of these must-hear songs is 1 2 3 4 by Fiest. Upbeat, light-hearted yet somehow sad, this song is the perfect tune for a spring drive through the Read the rest of this entry »
Just as with mainstream music, indie music has a wide range of diversity. Much of indie music is all about being different than the norm and showing a unique composition that stands out from the billboard hits. There are plenty of sub-genres of indie music with these being the most known.
Indie rock first began in England in the 1980s. It is now a hot commodity in the music business with such artists like Grizzly Bear, Kings of Leon, Sonic Youth, and Read the rest of this entry »
Indie music is very diverse and has many sub-genres of music within it. No two indie bands sound the same, no two sets of lyrics are related and every concert is strikingly unique from the other. This is one of the greatest things about indie music and that is why it has appealed to so many people since it first began to emerge in the 1980s.
In the 1980s, post the 70s rock music, the indie style of Read the rest of this entry »