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Independent music

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Independent music is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. The term indie is sometimes also used to describe a genre; as a genre term, "indie" may include music that is not independently produced, and most independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre and usually create music that can be categorized into other genres.

  • also known as Indie music, Indie

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Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2017)

The Middle East by Virginia Danielson, Dwight Reynolds, Scott Marcus

In 1911 Shulamit Ruppin opened a branch in Jerusalem that soon became a small independent music school. A bold attempt to bridge the gap between Western practice and Eastern traditions was made by the cantor and ethnomusicologist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume III: L-Pf by Danylo Husar Struk

In 1940 it was amalgamated with the *Lviv Conservatory, and its branches were turned into independent music schools. Its structures and ethos later provided a model for the establishment of Ukrainian *music education societies in the West ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Media, Industry, Society (2003)

by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, Peter Wicke

The latter have been of historical significance through the role of some independent music stores as proprietors of small record labels — for example, the US jazz label Commodore, the blues and soul label Vee-Jay, and the British punk-era ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

In the early 1980s, cassette tapes became a new, affordable way to distribute independent music. Cassette tapes also revolutionized the way music could be distributed by individuals, rather than record companies, leading to what the ...

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