Indie music is a mix of pop, jazz, rock, blues, and poetry. Indie is short for Independent. Indie music was created in the 1950-60’s but was very underground meaning indie bands played in little venues and in there garages. Indie music did not grow in popularity till the 80’s. Indie artists created music how they wanted. Therefore they usually were not get signed to a big producer and did not make a lot of money. Indie artists rather create their own music/ sound then make a lot of money. In fact they prefer to not be as popular as pop music and other genres. To this day Indie music is not as popular as the others. But a lot of well-known Indie bands started as small garage bands. It took a lot of practice and dedication. They played at venues often and started off with small CD’s.