Music Genre: Indie
About Indie music
In popular music, independent music, often shortened to indie music or "indie", is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous, Do-It-Yourself approach to recording and publishing.
Early music scenes in the UK are Madchester from Manchester and The Scene That Celebrates Itself, the latter was an musical scene in the early 1990s within London and the Thames Valley area. Independent music currently enjoys a widespread following in popular British culture; prominent examples of major British indie groups include Razorlight and The Libertines, whose controversial lead-singer, Pete Doherty, went on to form Babyshambles, also an 'independent' band. Generally, the term 'indie' when used in the UK, tends to refer to a specific genre of music, rather than the status of their record label; in line with this popular trend, record producers will often coerce their artists into imitating the style of so-called 'indie', therefore making the term technically void. In recent times the North Staffordshire based Independent record label SONS Ltd have coined their very own 'SONS Sound' to correspond to their label and artists.