What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians:
At a time when independent artists in the music industry have more power and control over their careers than ever before, "What is INDIE?" tries to determine just what it really means to be 'indie'. The documentary film features interviews with indie music experts including Derek Sivers (Founder of CD Baby) and Panos Panay (Founder of Sonicbids), as well as with 20 artists from Boston, New York, Montreal and Toronto.In defining what it means to be an 'indie' artist, as well as looking at the changing landscape in the music industry, "What is INDIE?" ends up being a rallying cry for independent artists.
"INSPIRING!" - Amanda Mabro (www.amandamabro.com)
"A REVELATION!" - Rob Lutes (www.roblutes.com)
An Indie Success Story:
Without any prior background in film and funded entirely on his own, Director Dave Cool took the film from a small do-it-yourself project and turned it into an indie success story in its own right, even catching the attention of CNN.com and Newsweek Magazine.
"What is INDIE? needs to be studied by any indie artist and label."
- Music Connection Magazine
Awards & Nominations:
• Top Indie Release of 2006 (Indie-Music.com)
• Best Feature Length Video (Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Nominated)
• 2 Songs for "Best Song Used in Film/TV" (Independent Music Awards- Nominated)
“All independent musicians, especially those wondering if they should be pursuing a major label deal, need to watch this documentary.” - Jennifer Layton, Assistant Editor, Indie-Music.com"The Best Resource for Artists!" - Nette Radio