Indie music is a term used for music that is produced independently from major record labels. Some bands never move from their independent label to major labels – they like the creative freedom their independent label allows them. There are many websites dedicated to these bands. Here are some of those websites.
Made loud is a beautifully organized side with free music downloads, album reviews, artist profiles, and more. Created by “band nerds” who wanted to give indie artists the chance to be heard, and who wanted to give the public a chance to hear bands they might not normally hear.
>>Made Loud – madeloud.com
Gravy and Biscuits
The lovely and talented Jessica P. Wallin (aka Jebbica), along with Joey Esquivel, Joshua McRae, and John Galt comprise the winning team of music-savvy Southerners who write for this stellar site. They do music reviews, as well as TV and movie reviews, they post videos of indie bands, and they create a mix tape every month with a special mix of music you should hear.
>>Gravy and Biscuits – gravyandbiscuits.com
This site has an impressive staff of people working for it, and a slew of contributing writers. There are songs available for download, album reviews, contests, interviews, and even a cell phone app so you don’t miss a single thing.
>>Kevchino – kevchino.com
Indie Rock Cafe
This site handles song reviews, band reviews, covers new releases, and creates mix tapes and playlists for your enjoyment. They’ve been at it a while, and have all sorts of great information for the indie music rookie or aficionado. This, along with the other sites, has an open door policy for bands looking to get their names and music out there.
>>Indie Rock Cafe – indierockcafe.com
Tri State Indie
Tri State Indie started out just covering indie music concerts, festivals, record releases, and bands in the mid-Atlantic region. They’ve since expanded, since their base of contributors has clamored for it. Based in Lancaster, PA, this site is super-good, with a regular staff of about 18 people, and the whole shebang is headed up by one super-busy Stephanie Seiple and another super-busy Rich McKie.
>>Tri State Indie – tristateindie.com