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Independent music

Index Independent music

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. [1]

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Advance payment

An advance payment, or simply an advance, is the part of a contractually due sum that is paid or received in advance for goods or services, while the balance included in the invoice will only follow the delivery.

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American Association of Independent Music

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is a trade association that represents independent record labels in the United States.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Bradley Joseph

Bradley Joseph (born 1965) is an American composer, arranger, and producer of contemporary instrumental music.

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Burger Records

Burger Records is an independent record label and record store in Fullerton, California.

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Cherry Red Records

Cherry Red Records is a British independent record label founded by Iain McNay in 1978.

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Creation Records

Creation Records was a British independent record label headed by Scottish music executive Alan McGee.

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DIY ethic

DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.

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Do it yourself

"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.

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Ember Records (US label)

Ember Records was an American independent record label, run by Al Silver in New York City as the sister label to his Herald imprint.

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Empire of Dirt

Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music is a 2006 book by Wendy Fonarow.

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Factory Records

Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James.

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Fast Product

Fast Product was an independent record label, established in Edinburgh by Bob Last and his partner, Hilary Morrison, in December 1977.

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Glass Records

Glass Records was a British independent record label which operated from 1981 to 1989, and was resurrecyed in 2015.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.

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Herald Records

Herald Records was an American record label of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Hip hop

Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.

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Indie music scene

An independent music scene is a localized independent music-oriented (or, more specifically, indie rock/indie pop-oriented) community of bands and their audiences.

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Indie pop

Indie pop (also typeset as indie-pop or indiepop) is a music genre and subculture that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music.

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Indie rock

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.

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ITunes Store

The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.

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King Records (United States)

King Records was an American leading independent record company and label founded in 1943 by Syd Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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List of Billboard 200 number-one independent albums

The following is a list of independently distributed records to achieve the #1 spot on the ''Billboard'' 200 chart since 1991, when Nielsen Soundscan began recording album sales data.

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In finance, a loan is the lending of money by one or more individuals, organizations, and/or other entities to other individuals, organizations etc.

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.

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MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is an audio coding format for digital audio.

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Music publisher (popular music)

In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.

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Mystic Records

Mystic Records is an American record label and music production company specializing in hardcore punk, crossover thrash, underground music, vingtage and cult records.

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Neo soul

Neo soul is a genre of popular music.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Profit sharing

Profit sharing refers to various incentive plans introduced by businesses that provide direct or indirect payments to employees that depend on company's profitability in addition to employees' regular salary and bonuses.

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Publicity (from French publicité, from public ‘public’) is the movement of information to the general public from the media.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Real options valuation

Real options valuation, also often termed real options analysis,Adam Borison (Stanford University).

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Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Recording contract

A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

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Rough Trade Records

Rough Trade Records is an independent record label based in London, England.

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Royalty payment

A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset.

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Social media

Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

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Spotify Technology SA is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

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Stax Records

Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Sub Pop

Sub Pop is a record label founded in 1986 by Bruce Pavitt.

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Sun Records

Sun Records is an American independent record label founded by Sam Phillips in Memphis, Tennessee in 1950.

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The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.

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Ubiquity Records

Ubiquity Records is an American music label that focuses on funk, rare groove, soul, and hip hop and other musical genres.

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UK Independent Singles and Albums Charts

The UK Independent Singles Chart and UK Independent Albums Chart are charts of the best-selling independent singles and albums, respectively, in the United Kingdom.

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Underground music

Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.

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Underground Soul

Underground Soul is a project created in 2002 by Italian born DJ, A&R and entrepreneur Eleonora Cutaia.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.

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Wendy Fonarow

Wendy Fonarow has been an anthropology professor at Glendale Community College, writer and music industry professional.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_music

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