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So your band says they’re independent

In highschool there was always the group of kids that enjoyed ‘alternative’ music, whatever the brand was at the time… punk, emo, grunge… didn’t matter. They sought out obscure music from obscure bands to make sure they were unique.

Part of what made these bands so special to people in this crowd was the catch-cry, ‘They’re independent’.

Implying that THEIR band didn’t SELL OUT to all the commercialism of such soulless bands like N’SYNC.

What many of those in that crowd don’t realise is that some of those so called ‘Independent’ labels aren’t really very different from the big Evil Commercial labels….

Here is a cool visual layout of all the ‘independent’ labels that bands use.

Major Labels Map

So much for independent.