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Music: Newswire: Band claims it costs $100,000 to make it in indie rock, finally rendering the term "indie rock" meaningless

The term "indie rock" once was applied to bands operating below the radar of the music business. The idea was that these artists took it upon themselves to establish an audience and (maybe) make a living outside the old, corrupting apparatus of major entertainment corporations intent on stifling creativity in the name of profits by any means necessary. At least that's what it says in our beat-up copy of "Indie Rock 101.
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