Episode #90: Understanding “Independence”

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What does it mean when an artist or label calls itself independent? Instead of defining independence as “not major,” this episode discusses what independence in music really means. Portia travels to Australia for an Indie-Con panel with Matthew Rogers (UNFD/WIN Council Member), Sebastian Chase (MGM), Chris Maund (Mushroom Group of Labels), Merida Sussex (Stolen Recordings), and Guy Blackman (Chapter Music). Then, she speaks with A2IM CEO Richard Burgess about his recent Billboard article responding to their definition of “Indie Power Players.”


Matthew Rogers (UNFD/WIN Council Member)
Sebastian Chase (MGM)
Chris Maund (Mushroom Group of Labels)
Merida Sussex (Stolen Recordings)
Guy Blackman (Chapter Music)
Richard Burgess (A2IM)

Sleater-Kinney “You’re No Rock N Roll Fun”
Two Ton Boa “Comin’ Up From Behind”
Slim Moon “Wages Of Sin”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”


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