Being an Indie Musician

Music is a universal art. It is easier to find a relic than to find someone who does not enjoy music, regardless of the genre. As an art, it is capable of moving emotions, happiness, sadness, anger. It works as an energizer and even as an outlet. A rhythm, a letter, a voice, can evoke the most indescribable emotions, as if they came from our core, from our heart. With the passage of decades and the arrival of mercantilist models of life, art has been provided with a label, a price. For many people, listeners and musical artists, selling art or making art just to sell is a death sentence for musical authenticity. Out of this unconformity were born the Indie Musicians.

“Indie” is a term that comes from the independent word. They are artists or works that are born independently and without the intervention of major labels. The purely artistic vocation of the Indies prevents the majority from being recognized by a wide audience, however they enjoy creating and sharing their creation. Although there are artists or indie bands that have managed to float by their own means, the reality is that there is an unimaginable amount of musicians without discovering or without the recognition they deserve, because if there is something that identifies the Indies is that they have great quality musical.

One of the characteristics of indie is that you can mix different genres in your works. They can make songs with an innovative sound that fuses pop, rock, jazz and even elements of electronics, this has made many bands working for huge record labels be considered indies. Likewise, in a system where money is what gives you stability, many indie artists who have achieved renown independently end up being acquired by companies because of the juicy contracts they offer. In both cases, the bands usually maintain the artistic creation as their main pillar.

Bands like The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, The Strokes, among others, are considered indie rock bands that have garnered international successes and gained overwhelming popularity. His albums and tours have produced millions of dollars and have been established within the best of rock music.

In the current digital age, indie artists have a greater opportunity to share their music through different social platforms. We can see those guys uploading videos, photos of concerts at festivals. Being us spectators of the universe that they build. Being indie represents rebellion, beauty, emotion, spirituality, culture, in short, humanity. Representing this is not easy, it can become a responsibility, there are people supporting you and following your steps. Being indie you are free but at the same time a false step, a small indication that you are leaving your “true self” and hundreds will be there to judge you.