Although this definition is accurate, the word has come to mean more. For many, it has come to symbolize originality and forward-thinking, especially in music and design.
By this definition, indie is any business or designer that is not associated with a large company. Indie can also define the consumer who chooses to support small business, independent record labels and handmade items rather than shopping at big-box stores.
Emo kid: Sure, they're pretty cool. Maybe we could listen to some Bright Eyes afterwards, and cry or something.
Indie kid: I can't believe how cool we are.
Indie rock = full one oneself (at least quite often)
INDIE: i'm so different and independent; i dont wear any of this adidas rubish or listen to "rock". i wear converse and listen to music people have never heard of... like muse and other famous bands.
Kind of contradictionary.