Every month I pick what I feel is a sampling of the very best of independent musicians from the genres of Rap, R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz, Funk and Blues music. No major labels, no millions and billions backing them, these are all artists who are doing things their way and in most cases backing themselves on their own.
Independent musicians are the true creative life source of the music industry, untainted by corporate meddling. I think it's imperative that they be supported and spotlighted when possible, so they can become even more well known and they can reap the success that comes from their hard work.
Please support indie artists! Go to their bandcamp pages or on Amazon MP3 or iTunes and buy their music. Or if they have it up free, download their music. Every download shows them that they are reaching an audience that appreciates what they are doing.