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http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/zarakikenpachi/2315747097/sizes/m/Sunday, May 19, 2013The Indie Model is creating success for many bands in the music industry
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http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/clicboommondovisione/3948371773/Sunday, May 19, 2013“Artists that make and sell their own recordings proAit from their careers, without surrendering their passion and artistic control”(Rapaport)
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/eschipul/465422752/sizes/l/Sunday, May 19, 2013I have over 8 years of experience in following the Indie scene, working festivals and venues.
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http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/socialmedia_nl/5361117992/sizes/l/Sunday, May 19, 2013Rather than someone else or a major label being in control of your promoting through social media, in the Indie industry you have a more hands and personal connection with your fans.
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http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/datasitesolutions/534149669/sizes/l/Sunday, May 19, 2013Go back to the roots of Indie music and see how it has developed the industry today. Not only through music, but the promotion of music. It has expanded the festival scene.
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References• Burr, Ramiro. (2006 June 24). Independent Spirit. Academic Search Complete. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.oclc.fullsail.edu:81/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=a1b11bf4-4413-4e29-bf9d-3deb990d352b%40sessionmgr4&hid=24&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=21330169• King, Richard. (2012 March 22) How indie labels changed the world.Theguardian. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/22/indie-record-labels-changed-world• Rapaport, Diane. (2010) Independent Labels. Indie Music Bands. Retrieved from http://www.indiemusicbands.com/article-labels.htmlSunday, May 19, 2013