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Indie is an abbreviation of the term independent. It is a global term that refers to rock artists. Such artists belong to unsigned bands or work for independent labels. Initially, indie artists use to make only rock music and they were characterized by unusual sense of fashion. However, in present days, they explore and make all sorts of music.

Right from rap, hip-hop, rock, jazz to classical, indie music artists have made a solid mark in the music industry. These artists cover a wide range of music and they have some amount of commitment to their cultural values.

The subcategories of indie music range from punk rock to different experimental music. Moreover, this is a considerable difference between one forms of indie music to another. Indie rock has more of guitar notes to it, and this music has the combination of guitar and pop music. Some indie music artists also combine distorted sound of instruments and mix it with older songs or folk songs.

Indie musicians have come with new form of indie music, post rock music. To make this music, they do not use traditional instruments, as they usually keep the musical intensity at a very high level. Therefore, post rock is a complex form of indie music.

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Indie artists promote Indie artist music through websites, radio stations, by performing in college festivals and heavily rely on mouth-to-mouth publicity. They make their own songs, music and release the records by spending their own money, or at times, they get finance from independent record companies. If indie artist music has immense potential, they become stars overnight.

As a result, major music labels approach potential Indie musicians, indie artist musicians and sign contract with them. Usually, they do extensive touring. However, at the same time, there are many Indie music artists, who have vanished after topping the charts with just one record. Some resurfaced, but were not able to revive the magic of their earlier albums and disappeared eventually.

Whatever may be the past, indie music and indie musicians continue to attract people on the dance floor, because this form of music has tremendous fan following around the globe.

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Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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