What is Indie (Independent) Music?
Along with Kawehi’s incredible sound being electronic loop music, it is also in the genre of Independent Music – or Indie Rock.
To get a grasp on some of the artists in this classification, take a glance at this short list, you might know most of these band names.
✪ Death Cab for Cutie
✪ The Killers
✪ Florence and the Machine
✪ Jimmy Eats World
✪ Matt & Kim
✪ Mumford & Sons
✪ Pearl Jam
✪ Snow Patrol
✪ The White Stripes
If you want to kill some time, click here to see the LONG list.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, if these are all the same genre, why don’t these bands really have the same sound. Simple. Because Indie Rock means that these artists created and produced their music independently. Meaning without help from the big boys. This group of musicians have created a type of organization that sticks together and in a way, has each other’s back. There is strength in numbers folks and I think Independent Music has shown the world just that.
If you are into the get rich quick kind of lifestyle, then Independent music probably wont be for you. It takes allot of hard work and dedication to get your music into the world’s ears. And you wouldn’t have the funding that would be available from big name labels (unless you have won the lottery – and if you have, tips on how to do that are welcome). Unfortunately, independently created and produced music almost always equals independently funded too.
Either way, what makes a real musician is doing what you love and being ok with the simplicity of just that. And of course, if and when you make it big…well, that’s just fine too.