Why Indie Music Is Better Most people do not know about indie music. Independent music, in my opinion, is the form of all music with out the persuasion of the general public, as well as the persuasion of the immense gain of wealth that we see today by current mainstream artists. These independent artists have an unexpurgated, pure of form music with out the control of demanding labels and corporate companies.
Independent music is superior to mainstream garble because you can appreciate the music for exactly what it is, and not have some preconception of the music just because it’s popular, or enjoy it because the “artist” puts on a “good show”. Indie artist are superior compared to mainstream artists because they are not owned by corrupt labels and corporate companies, and have not been created in order to please the general public. Today’s indie artists can range from post-punk garage rock, to new wave lo-fi, but they all have something in common.
All these independent artists stay true to their artistic integrity. They are able to do this because their creative talent is not constrained by the large labels. Compared to the most of the current mainstream, they have not been conjured up by a corporate company in order to seduce the general public into enjoying their music by using depraved tactics in pursuance of pleasing the mind and senses of the easily manipulated. Certain widely accepted artists tend to lack originality.
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This is because they eradicate their off beat artistic ideas, in order to make their music more digestible for the masses. This causes their music to be muddled with pointless simplistic beats that most people enjoy. Therefore, compared to the current mainstream, Independent artists do not break down their creative ideas and boil them down into nothing so that a large majority of people will accept it. These preordained mainstream artists are popular because of their artfully constructed image. People see this image that has been artificially fabricated, and like what they see.
Money, fame, good looks; these are all ideals that the artists exhibit. If you look at “musicians” like One Direction or Katy Perry, you can see they have a few things in common. Both of them basically depict the same image, and put on shows that consist of highly sensory imagery that stimulates the brain. This is created so that people are convinced that they are having a good time, as well as enjoying the music. So, with the general youth tends to be manipulated by the flashy concerts and start to neglect the actual musical talent of the artists.
Independent music is not widely advertised; therefore people don’t have a preconceived idea about the artist or their music. They do not have flashy concerts; they just show their true talent through their music. When you break down the music to its core, and analyze it, only then will you truly be able to create proper opinion about the musical clarity and ingenuity of the music. Indie music is unbridled, and is free from preconceived opinions. Mainstream music, on the other hand, is.
Labels and corporate companies force the mainstream artists to fake an image, and dumb down their musical ideas. They do not stay true to their artistic ideas; therefore their music becomes very simplistic and easily digestible by the masses. Because independent artists are not selling out to corporate companies, they are free to explore new forms of their music, and can accurately portray their music the way they intend it to sound like. Therefore, because not many know about independent music, its individuality and uniqueness is preserved.
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