Indie Birds – Indie Music: Independent Success
Indie music, or independent music, has been described as the kind of music which is independent from the major recording labels and production studios. Typically, the creators of this kind of music also adopt an independent approach and routes away from the norms of creating music and the trends of what music is appealing for the people in the present situation. However, even if this indie music is taken apart from the major record labels, the autonomy of this kind of music does not necessarily entail that they are also independent from fraudulent claims regarding music licensing.
What is even worse than this is that their already small profit shares in the music industry is continuously sabotaged by people who take advantage on the fact that music licensing in this genre is generally weak. Given that their share in profits is relatively small, due to their independence and autonomy from the conventional approach taken by the more popular record label companies, they still suffer from the setbacks of not affording music licensing and at the same time, indie music also enjoy the same benefits and music rights as with the other major musical genres in the present time.
Indie music generally has more difficulty in getting into the mainstream flow of the music industry due to their lack of financial resources to achieve this end. Sometimes, these independent actions choose to go popular by acceding to major recording label companies. However, this climbing over the fence approach does not necessarily guarantee musical and financial success due to the difficulty in promoting and advertising such kinds of musical genres. Additionally, the competition between the existing major musical genres almost always empowers and overwhelms indie music by strength and mass appeal.
There are also instances wherein the patrons of indie music have chosen to accede to their contemporary independent recording labels. These recording labels have the same rules and regulations when it comes to legal transactions as to their major recording label contemporaries. The difference is the cost of those transactions. This usually results to lower expenses in renting a studio with lower costs in royalties. These seem beneficial for any artist of indie music but there is a catch. When it comes to the number of album options, they are usually fewer due to, also, the lack of financial substance to back up these transactions.
However, these low costs of expenses also mean that there is also a lower chance to gain a high profit. There also deals in the nature of profit sharing with the recording company with as much as half of the net profit. However, this only works in theory most of the time as there are many expenses that are lined up before getting the profit. Usually, this works in ope-rationalization and application once the indie music artist becomes hugely popular in the music industry. The bottom line is, there is money and protection of rights in the industry of indie music. The latter achieves equality while the former needs a lot of hard work from the independent act to be achieved.