After 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.