|of these articles is concerned with the music direction Independent. For the economic production form of music see Independent label, for the British daily paper see The Independent, for small independent publishing houses see Independent publishing house|
Independent stands here for independence from the globalisierten companies of the music market (major Labels). Their adjustment on mass successes and greatest possible conversion at the world market without large attention of artistic quality andIntegrity provoked reactions during the past decades always again. Generally Independent is a critical attitude, which analyzes social and political operational sequence.
Independent as music style
on musical level stands for “Independent” for the general trend since the 1980ern, on the basis of Punk (DO it yourself) to constantly extend as well as new Wave the expression possibilities in the Pop - and (mainly ) skirt - range.
It concerns an aesthetic demarcation of the musical Mainstream, although those of volume can be quite represented today on major Labeln - developedthe “style” however beyond that major label. For major labels these sounds were not measure suited originally too daringly, too critically, enough, and thus financially profitably, mostly however they did not know not even around their existence. Gradually then a meaning shift, the word, that happened originally thoseeconomic production conditions brought up for discussion, described increasingly a special sound, which was coined/shaped by Punk in these economical and cultural niches developed and. Now brought in the course of the Grunge - out, better contracts and better marketing offered wave also major label successful Indie Acts to them on than the Indie labels it, or created so-called could. Clone volume, therefore, in music and aesthetically very something similar of volume gecastete, but with more harmless texts and messages and more obliging/more pleasing music “from the retort”. The borders between Indie and Mainstream blurred increasingly.
Also the less aggressive Postpunkstile, those of Pop -, electronic, butalso Folk -, Country -, Blues - elements are certain, as “Indie” are designated. Characteristic are for this volume like the Go-Betweens, Violent Femmes or The Feelies.
Despite similar roots and by sections identical surrounding field developed particularly in North America at the same time a broad movement subcultureal skirt volumewith more direct Punk purchase, which preferred the term hard core for itself, which into the 90's inside the generic term for more substantial sounds remained.
With beginning of the 1990er the subcultureal redefined skirt music had obtained such a broad effect that the music industry strengthens now again in thisRange to invest began. A direct consequence of it was round the Grunge - boom around Nirvana.
Before this background the subcultureal development to succumbing and the term came “independent” as name for unkommerzielle skirt music almost completely from the more general designation alternative were replaced, alsoto large parts the former hard core is applied - scene.
Web on the left of
- indiepedia.de - German-language, alive encyclopedia for Indie and Popkultur.
- elixic.de - Downloadshop, which offers free Musikdownloads of independent artists. Admits in the Indieszene for his supportof artists and musicians.