The Development of Indie Rock

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  • Indie Rock
    • Indie rock is short for Independent Rock Music
    • Indie is a genre of alternative rock music that originated in the uk and usa in the 1980's
    • In the uk indie  rock was a response to grunge and electronic synth pop and dance music
    • Influences of Indie rock included
      • British Guitar Music of the past
      • The genres like: The British Invasion
      • Glam Rock
      • Punk Rock
    • Indie Rock was originally  a term used to describe record labels. The term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock
    • As grunge and punk bands in the USA and Britpop bands in the UK broke into mainstream in the 1990's, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective
    • In 2000 as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the internet, a number of indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term
    • The arrival of The Spice Girls signified the end of Britpop and British Guitar based bands


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