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Indie Musicians Leverage Musical Trends to Thrive

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Indie Musicians Leverage Musical Trends to Thrive

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Indie Musicians Leverage Musical Trends to Thrive

Indie Musicians Leverage Musical Trends to Thrive

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Poor CD sales and Internet theft of song files spell tough times for the mainstream music business, but it's a different story for musicians who reject the conventional "record label" business model. For these artists, the same trends that hurt the conventional recorded-music industry prove to be a boon for independent musicians and producers. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers reports.

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