Independent or Mainstream Music – Which One is Better?by Deep Gold Deep Gold's Music in Maine
Both independent and mainstream music has spurred some heated debate, but it seems like they both represent different sides of the same coin, namely the age-old battle between the presumably “authentic” nature of music and the contempt that enthusiasts in turn show for “pop”.
But what is it that really sets them apart?
Mainstream music is driven by big record labels that advertise budding stars through their massive distribution networks. On the other hand, independent music – as the name implies – is led by self-sufficient artists.
As far as the quality goes, independent music is perceived as the overall best new music in Maine as it has more artistic liberty, individual flair, unconventional ideas, and visions, whereas mainstream music seems to be contributing to forced trends for the sole objective of selling the business. That’s not to say that mainstream is complete trash, though. Perhaps the most compelling argument in favor of it is that it’s universal. It doesn’t have a limited audience unlike some underground genres of music (ambient, alternative, and indie, to name a few). The music itself is catchy and fun. But this is only because it was carefully engineered to appeal to a target audience.
Some people may argue that mainstream music is devoid of any feeling or sincerity and the only reason why it even exists is so the record label can rake in profits. And it’s not incorrect. In the case of a mainstream, there is hardly ever a lyrical piece that would leave you in awe. For the most part, young talents only talk rubbish in their songs that no one would want their children to hear. In addition, just about all new and creative musical genres have been taken over by the big players who are relentlessly pressing out the last cents from the fledgling talents.
The question here is – why aren’t people as involved with the independent music culture as mainstream’s? Because not a lot of people are in the loop of what independent music has to offer beyond what the mainstream gives them.
While the shallow practices in the industry never underwent a change, there has always been opposition and as such, many sideways have unfolded for the independent artists like Deep Gold to explore. Because of the universally appealing Deep Gold's music, people are progressively becoming more aware of the “authentic” music. In all sincerity, it’s not all that hard to tell a good piece of music apart from some fancy, meaningless nonsense.
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