What exactly is an independent music label? It is simply a normal recording label which does not have the huge funding that commercially established major recording labels have. Independent music labels find and promote lesser-known musicians and help them get their music to the general public. In the indie music industry, a lot of highly creative and innovative sounds are produced by the musicians that are promoted by these labels. These sounds are not tested in the market and therefore might be hugely successful or can also fail. Therefore, these type of music and sounds are not commonly picked up by major recording labels. Independent recording labels take the risk with the musicians and that is the reason why we are able to hear some very creative music from these labels.
There are many types of independent recording labels. Primarily, the main difference is based on how they actually distribute the music. When it comes to music industry and recording labels, distribution is the most important factor. Here are some of the most common types of independent recording labels that exist in the market.
Some independent labels signed and distribute music acts of their own. They find an act or musician that they like, and then they do the manufacturing, distribution, as well as promotion of the music.
There are also some other types of independent labels that are actually distributed by the major commercial recording labels themselves. In this case also, they find as well as sign the music acts that they like. But when it comes to the manufacturing, distribution, as well as promotion of the music, the smaller labels will tie up with a more commercial and successful recording label. The reason for this is that the commercial label will have the required experience as well as the knowledge to do the distribution and promotion in such a way that the music reaches a large number of people. The major label may not have any direct control over the indie label. They collaborate only for distribution of the music. At the end of every contract period, the contract is revisited and either the commercial label or the independent label can choose to terminate the contract and not renew it again.
Nowadays there are a lot of new indie music lovers who enjoy different types of independent music genres such as independent rock music, metal music, alternative music, and other types. At MusicWeMake, you will find the latest in the world of independent music no matter what type of genre you’re interested in.