Crescendo In The World Of Indie Music

Swaying away from the world of tedious, generic Bollywood music, independent bands started a revolution in the Indian music scene during the late 1990s and early 2000s creating fresh music and fusing different genres. Fast forward 25 years, many of those bands faded away or broke up since being a full-time indie musician isn’t the most lucrative way to make a living.
With only a few prominent artists remaining in the game like Indian Ocean, Raghu Dixit Project, Agnee, and Soulmate, indie rock took a steep decline with the turn in the decade. What caused this industry to plummet? Cheesy Bollywood and Punjabi music is a major factor since most people still ardently incline towards boosted bass beats they can dance to. Or maybe the bands just ran out of steam and their newer music became uninteresting. This decline wasn’t just restricted to India, though. The western world, too, saw indie music turned down as EDM and hip-hop became prominent.
Well, the good news for indie fans is that there is a new wave of indie bands throughout the world, with bands like Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, Temples, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Sticky Fingers and Mac DeMarco being the most prominent ones and a plethora of new bands rising. Even in India, the indie advance can be seen with artists like Parekh and Singh, The Local Train, Madboy/Mink, MaatiBaani leading the way. Indie artists are headlining or playing at major music festivals like NH7 Weekender, VH1 Supersonic, Ragastan, etc., furthering their audiences. Streaming apps like Saavn, Gaana, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music provide a great platform for the artists as they stream music free of cost (they also have paid versions) and help the unaware become aware.
Will these artists remain relevant or fade away? Only time will tell that, but the future of the industry looks bright for now.

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