Music is a deeply inspirational field of human enterprise, and it has been ever since the rise of civilization. As we’ve progressed and evolved, so have our music and instruments, and modern music is a wide and heavily varied phenomenon. There are plenty of divisions between music genres, and each one has a loyal following, adamant that their choice is the best one. Highly influential, as it’s always been, music was at the forefront of human social and political development in the 20th century as well. This is also the period when the new term of indie music, short for independent music, was born. It divided music fans once again, between those who were devoted to the “mainstream” music, and people who liked music produced by independent studios and artists. Money has always been a propagating force in any human endeavour, and indie music appealed to those who insisted music should be from the heart and for the heart. Indie music first came into existence in the post-war United States and Britain, with such labels as Sun Records, Stax, King Records (in the US) and Virgin Records (in the UK). Ever since then, independent artists have banded together and created their own labels, promoting their unique music tastes, with varying levels of success. Some go the route of becoming what they tried to escape from, and “selling out” to major labels. Other still hold fast and create album after album of under-appreciated and under-represented (or so they claim!) music for the people.