Widgets About The Indie Music Database - The Indie Music Database

About The Indie Music Database is a project to create a repository of knowledge on all things Indie - call it an online music catalogue, an Indie Music Knowledgbase or an Indie Music version of the IMDb .  It's all about good music and more.

What is Indie?

I've always wondered about this. Everybody seems to have their own definition of what Indie music is. It's definitely evolved from being just a shortened term for Independent music, to a kind of music that's raw and edgy with a do-it-yourself kind of feel. It's the type of music that you don't hear on the radio too often, the perfectly beautiful song that's become a well kept secret by you and your friends. It's that song that was used in that TV commercial, and you can't seem to figure out who sang it, or even know how to get a copy of it. It's alternative, lo-fi, avant-garde, twee, or nothing that you've ever heard of before.

Maybe sometime in the middle of this project, as artists and songs get added to the database - we'll be able to define what 'Indie' really is....or maybe not. The main thing is, we  get something out of this - an online account, a physical document, of what 'Indie' is and will be in the ongoing history of music.

Who we are

Right now this is a one-man show, with me doing all the design, coding, writing and research with the occasional help from friends and family. Incidental robot/monters illustrations in the shocking-red database page are made by my 5-year-old son Paolo - who loves music as much as I do. One of many reasons why I made this site was for Paolo, who has ASD. Indie music, surfing on the Internet and Pokemon are one of the few things that get him out of his autistic shell. His favorite band is Architecture in Helsinki.


If you'd like to add to our growing database, we'd be more than happy to have your information here. Click on the link below to use our online form to contribute info. 

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The music posted on this site is meant to promote the work these artists in an effort to spread the word about their music and to encourage fans to buy their albums and go to their shows. If you are the copyright owner of any of the material posted on the site and wish to have them removed, please let us know.