Friday, November 19, 2004

INDIE-DISCONTENT: The indie music sector looks to be starting to rediscover the fire in its belly after more or less keeling over under the weight of Creation. Not only is there a keenness to challenge the Sony-BMG merger, but some have used the MTV EMAs in order to start what looks like a campaign against the power of the majors:

"The majors have such a grip that if they wanted to, they could really block us getting on to the radio and media and into retailers," said Harry Martin of Domino Records, which has hit Scottish band Franz Ferdinand on its books. The band was the single independent act to be playing at MTV's main show in Rome on Thursday.