The Definition of Indie
The "indie" ethos: a revitalization of musical inspiration and creation, or a misnomer for major label artists with "honest roots"? The "indie" label- a once chosen designation, signifying an artist's struggle for freedom of expression, paycheck or not- has undoubtedly morphed into a much broader genre of music; so is indie a sound, or a status?
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For the Record
So many artists are giving major record labels the deep six, getting their own hands dirty in an attempt to maintain some creative control; independent artists have to have the goods, and do the legwork if they're hoping to make it big. Turns out you've got to do a lot more than just sing for your supper.
A Brief History of Filth in Music
Are you getting your daily dose of moral fibre? Every generation seems to have a keen knack for offending its predecessors, with "profanity-laden" songs and celebrity personalities flooding the media. And sure, it may not be recommended to let a ten-year old jam out to Rage Against the Machine, but what about you? Can you listen and still keep your conscience clean?
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