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Indie Music...

  1. 1. Indie
  2. 2. The root of Indie Indie is a type of music that originated from the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s.  The characteristics of the Indie genre are artists that are signed to independent record labels. The term Indie is an abbreviation of the word Independent. 
  3. 3. What links does it have to other genres? The Indie genre is derived from the alternative rock genre. It then branched out to sub genres such as indie pop, garage rock, Indie-folk, post-punk, and new wave  Some examples of Indie artists are Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay bicycle club, the kooks, 1975, Mumford and Sons. Many of them started in the Indie scene, but some artists such as Arctic Monkeys have moved onto the more mainstream and pop side of the Indie culture. 
  4. 4. Arctic Monkeys  They are an indie band from Sheffield, who formed in 2002 and belong to the label Domino. They have just released their fifth studio album called “AM”. The main genres they are associated with are Indie rock; also garage rock, psychedelic rock, garage rock and post –punk revival.
  5. 5. Typical Listener  The average typical listener to Indie music are teenagers aged 16-17, however, using my own knowledge I know that people in their early-late twenties also listen to Indie music.
  6. 6. Iconic Tracks An example of their old music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqkB RVukQmE - An example of their new music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQH 8ZTgna3Q -
  7. 7. Two Door Cinema Club  They are an Indie band from Northern Ireland, who formed in 2007 and belong to the labels Kitsune, Glassnote, Cooperative, and Parlophone. They have released two studio albums, one in 2010 and one in 2012. They have had eleven singles and have performed in the 2012 London Olympics. The main genres they are associated with are Indie rock, Dance punk, new wave, and post-punk revival.
  8. 8. Iconic Tracks An example of their music from their 2010 album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLK4oaXUuL g  An example of their music from their 2012 album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOqiAPqa3g  An example of a track they released in 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnCXhogus c 
  9. 9. Indie Music Magazines... These magazines are indie magazines, however they can also be classified as Indie Rock as the magazines also include indie rock bands as well as indie bands.
  10. 10. Current News... • The Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg have been nominated for a Brit Award 2014 http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/74806#1 • Arctic Monkeys have topped the US Alternative Songs chart for the first time ever. http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/75033 •Arctic Monkeys to headline Summer Sonic 2014 http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/74756 •"Probably the ugliest one is the best singer": It's part two of Jake Bugg versus One Direction feud http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/music/jake-bugg-versus-onedirection-1734541 These are the current news surrounding the indie music industry.

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