The major record labels large mulit national corporate conglomerations control a majority of music sales around the world. Photo courtesy of passion pit pop is an increasingly diverse and far ranging genre so much so that its almost like using the term indie to convey a bands sound.
A record label is the brand name for a music release.
Indie pop record label. Trek begins on september 12th in washington dc at the songbyrd cafe and ends september 27th in charlottesville va at the southern. An independent label also known as an indie label is a record label that is independently funded and not connected to one of the big three major labels universal sony and warner. Independent music often referred to as indie music or indie is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries a process that may include an autonomous do it yourself approach to recording and publishing.
These days indie is a much abused term still called upon to describe contemporary guitar based pop music but often with negative connotations. A los angeles based singersongwriter and producer shoffy specializes in smooth electro rb jams that flirt with indie pop and downtempo. Passion pit released both the manners lp 2009 and chunk of change ep 2008 on frenchkiss records a revered indie label that still accepts demos.
This sense of originality is the key to their fast growth in such a competitive market harnessing some of the great indie artists of today in deer tick dolorean holy sons paleo middle brother and mountain man. The quartets eastern us. Publishing a feature like this is almost like setting ourselves up to get yelled at on the internet.
Working out of his home studio and providing all the instrumentation himself shoffy debuted big in 2016 with the viral hit takes my body higher. Indie labels range from home based hobby labels to highly profitable large businesses. Record labels are responsible for the manufacture distribution and promotion of a particular recording.
Indie record labels that accept demos are widespread its a case of locating the right niche that can service your needs. Partisan records brings a different style to the record label business encouraging their artist to create and share their own sound and stories indicative in the labels wide range of genres. Indie record labels artists need to submit to are a variety of channels in order to gain traction to position themselves effectively for mainstream success.
Yes we probably didnt include one of your favorite indie labels so lets be clear from the. Minor poet has announced new tour dates for september 2019 in support of the good news out now on sub pop. The best indie record labels of all time have helped push the boundaries drawing the mainstream into their world and changing the face of music in the process.