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Slang

indie

This page is about the slang term indie

Meaning

rock music not released by major music labels

For example

  • The indie scene began back in the late 70's and early 80's with bands like Joy Division and The Slits.

  • Steve reckons the best indie band of all time is Radiohead.

Origin: short for "independent"

Quick Quiz

Musicians who form indie bands often say the most important thing for them is

a. making money

b. creative freedom

c. being famous

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Contributor: Matt Errey