Indie Radio Stations

Indie music (or independent) is often used to describe several types of musical genres such as indie rock and indie pop as well as other forms of music that do not fall into a defined type of music. It is also used as a term to describe music produced and released independently from the commercial major record labels. Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Indie rock is extremely diverse, with subgenres that include indie pop and lo-fi among others. Originally used to describe record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. As grunge and punk revival bands in the US, and then Britpop bands in the UK, broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term.

In the mid-1980s, the term “indie” began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels. Some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, Grunge bands broke into the mainstream, and the term “alternative” lost its original counter-cultural meaning. The term “indie rock” became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s indie rock developed subgenres and related styles including lo-fi, noise pop, emo, slowcore, post-rock and math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success.

J-Man Radio

J-Man Radio

163 N Beverly, Mesa, AZ, United States

We are broadcasting live from Studio A in Mesa,Arizona, 24/7 Internet radio that helps showcase independent artist & bands around the world plus the best music variety from 1980’s to Today’s hottest hits! If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Tagged In indie,oldies,pop and top 40

Music Society Radio

Music Society

Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece

Music Society is a self-managing collective & webradio based in Athens, Greece. Music Society is the effort of some people to play & listen to the radio the way we like and mostly the way we dream of… Everyday broadcasts, interviews, tributes, etc.Read more…

Tagged In greek,jazz,rock and world

iStars

Everett, WA, United States

iStars features Independent folk and pop artists from across America and around the world.  All content broadcast on iStars is covered by a Creative Commons license or is believed to be in the public domain. iStars is all Indie, nice and easy.Read more…

Tagged In folk,indie,Indie folk and pop

76Radio

76Radio

Oceanside, CA, United States

Home of Independent Artists, Comedians, and 80-90’s Hip Hop! Weekly Talk Show & News – Freestyle Ciphers & Battles – Weekly Mixes & Interviews. We Play Music, News, Interviews, and Stand Up Comedy 24/7 – To View the Schedule Visit Our Website.Read more…

Tagged In 90s,indy,rap and talk

Voxvibe Radio

Voxvibe Radio

United Kingdom

Voxvibe Radio is a new up and coming radio station thats based in the luton area of bedfordshire that aims to provide a good service. We play most genre’s of music. We put our listeners first. We play the best music. We are the best.Read more…

Tagged In Voxvibe Radio

Radio Cicletta

Pisa, PI, Italia

Free, non commercial, no profit internet radio from Italy. Radiocicletta (also RadioCicletta, or radioCicletta, or Radio Cicletta) is the name we have chosen for a grueling hour of brainstorming to baptize our project. The idea is simple: we want to create a radio.Read more…

Tagged In italia,libera,pisa and radiocicletta

Radiochip

Torrevieja, Alacant, España

Here you’ll find the most epic soundtracks from the most amazing 8-bit games and other indie chiptune hits. Newborn radio where the musical variety will spread more and more with the addition of amazing themes that are practically lost or hidden in the most unfair anonymity.Read more…

Tagged In chiptune radio 8bit game videogame music retro retrogame retrogaming Indie Electronica Ambient Miscellaneous Alternative Dancepunk Electronic Industrial chiptune 8-bit videogame

Sway and Breathe Radio

Brussels, Belgium

Independent internet radio for anyone who loves indie-folk and pop-rock music. Sway and Breathe: it is music 24/7, tons of great songs and a great mix of lesser known and more established artists. Join us! If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Tagged In Folk Indie PopRock Escape