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Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Is Indie Pop Even a Genre?

That’s the question posed by Eshac News.

When I mention indie pop in certain circles it starts an instant debate about whether or not independent pop music is a real thing or even a truly notable genre. Many emerging musicians and independent pop labels have begun describing themselves as “indie pop” – but isn’t this genre label just a big contradiction in itself?If you ask me, the term indie pop both is and isn’t a real thing and in order to understand this you have to look at evolution of the two root genres that indie pop would be subcategorized under.

Does the guy have a point? Or are these fightin’ words?  Read on.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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