Indie is short for independent. Popularly used as a short term for "indie rock
", although this is meant
to be inaccurate.
Some people are unaware that indie rock
is just rock
music whose artists are on an independent (or indie) record
Indie is not a genre of music. It can be hip hop on an independent record
label. The latter is a record
label which operates without funding by major record
There are also
indie films, indie art, etc., which are films/art/etc which are independent from commercial, mainstream
establishments (just like indie music).
dizzee rascal, rebecca black, fleet
foxes and arcade fire are all indie artists. they are on independent