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History behind the genre Indie

Indie is a genre of alternative rock that originated from the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Indie music did not grow in popularity till the 80s. Indie artists created music how they wanted therefore not always signed to big producers and not earning a lot of money. Indie music can be defined as melodic, punk or guitar based Most indie bands are influenced by each other causing a similar sound. The instruments are simple but well textured, usually includes a simple but original guitar riff, bass and simple drumbeat. Indie artists are known for maintaining complete control of their music and careers, releasing albums on independent record labels and relying on touring to get known. Target Audience Majority of fans for Indie music are between the ages of 16-25 because a lot of teenagers/young adults use the Internet and social sites more than older people. Young adults and teenagers are more likely to go to gigs as it can be a Social event too. Artists Radiohead, The Beatles, Nirvana, The Black keys, Bloc Party, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, Artic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Blur, Lana Del Rey and Jake Bugg.