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Weezer is Back to Being an “Indie Band”?

WeezerAfter sixteen years with Geffen Records, Weezer has decided to leave the label. They are determined to write songs and promote CD’s on their own.

The band is planning to release B-side tracks for their fans as their first project.

What does this mean for the indie movement?

Indie bands can follow a solid business model if Weezer can be successful with their move. They are planning to do things on their own, according to an interview by bassist Scott Shriner by Billboard Magazine.

We have covered stories about bands like Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows taking the independent route. These bands could have signed with major labels, but took a new approach to the music industry.

OK Go Left Their Major Label, Who’s Next?

okgoWe have covered stories about bands like Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows taking the independent route. These bands could have signed with major labels, but took a new approach to the music industry. OK Go is also making their own path by creating their own label called Paracadute.

OK Go’s move gave a swift kick to the current industry model. Tour dates have been set up which will help bring in funds for the band. Paracadute and OK Go will manage the band’s distribution and promotion.

How much of an impact will a move like this have?