Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's happening in the UK why not the US?

AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November | Billboard.biz
"Among the indie artists to have excelled in the domestic market in 2011 are British hit makers Adele (XL Recordings), Radiohead (XL), Arctic Monkeys (Domino Records), New York-originated The Strokes (Rough Trade Records), dance punk band Friendly Fires (XL), and U.S. folk singer Bon Iver (4AD).
To illustrate the growing influence of the U.K. indies sector, once consigned to the role of poorer cousin of the majors, it scored a first in U.K. recorded-music history in May and June when it secured four albums in the Top 10 sales chart for four weeks in a row, a spokesperson says.
The artists were (in week 20) Friendly Fires, Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald, Adele's two albums, (in week 21), Caro Emerald, dance punk act Prodigy, Adele's two albums, (in week 22), both Adele albums, U.S. blues musician Seasick Steve, veteran rockers Status Quo; and (in week 23), Arctic Monkeys, the two Adele albums, and Seasick Steve."

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