Music As A Culture Of Major Label Bands On Their Stations And Channels

1025 Words Sep 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Nowadays radio stations and televisions are showing only mainstream, major label bands on their stations and channels. What people mostly do not know is there is another world of music out there for their listening: indie music. The reason people do not know about indie music is that these stations and channels will not make as much money from these smaller record labels as they would from the major labels that are Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Indie music is a co-culture of major label music but in its own right is a culture by itself on its own. To determine the aspects and norms of the indie music culture you have to go back to the beginning or “the failed revolution” as phrased by Jon Fine in the title of his book Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) (Fine 2015). According to Cohen (2015), unlike other forms of music genre or categories, indie found its beginnings in college towns or middle-class working cities. She states Athens, Georgia, Olympia, Washington, and her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky were key cities that upstarted the “revolution” in the 80’s. Helping the cause was the radio stations in these cities and towns because they were sympathetic, run by women, and had a strong interest in the culture of art (Cohen 2015). During the 1980’s people had a Do-It-Yourself mentality. Cohen (2015) states “The line between fan and performer was paper-thin. Anyone could get a band…

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