Friday, March 18, 2011

Someone Needs to Explain to the Folks at MTV What Indie Means

MTV Buzzworthy Blog is doing Indie Music Month this month, showcasing videos by artists on indie (i.e. independent) record labels. Cool idea right? Well it seems that the might be a little confused on what exactly constitutes an independent record label.

Case in point – Yesterday they featured the new Dropkick Murphys’ video for the song “Memorial Day.” Featuring a DKM video on St. Patrick’s Day makes sense (heck it’s almost cliché at this point) but they aren’t on an independent record label. Born & Bred Records, the band’s label, is what’s called a vanity label and is part of Warner Bros. So I don’t really see how a video produced for a record that is manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. could be considered “indie.”

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