Small Independent Record Labels are small businesses. The owners of these labels are small business owners and the independent artist is a contractor. Independent music is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiary companies. This technique is a process that may include an autonomous approach to recording and publishing.
The serious producers and artists launch independent labels as an outlet for their work and often create innovative developments that stand apart from the big time major commercial record labels.
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In the United States their is a trend in which independent labels, producers and distributors often band together to form organizations to promote trade and parity within the industry but at the same time leave out the college educated, self determined small business owner who simply wants a fair shot in the market.
In low-income African American communities the statistics are even more disparaging and the definition of an independent record label takes on a different connotation because of racism and red-lining of these communities to keep the residents from receiving certain resources such as equal opportunity, home ownership, small business loans, quality education and quality affordable health care.
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This official music video dropped on Youtube Nov, 19, 2012. St. Louis was very proud of Tef Poe for recording a song with a big time reggae artist like Peetah Morgan. This song was a breath of fresh air unlike all the other copy cat underground rappers out their who sound artificial, bland and no creativity.
Tef Poe featuring Peetah Morgan in Change The World from War Machine 2. Video shot & edited by Joseph Lombardi for Aztech Productions courtesy of StreetMade & OverDose Ent.
War Machine 2 available for FREE download from… www.TEFPOE.com
All material (c) Tef Poe & OverDose Ent. 2012.