There are a great number of Independent Artist and Musicians that are very good at what they do and are very talented. They just haven't had the oppertunities that the Well Known Artist and Musicians have had because of the way the Music (Biz) is operated today. It is only designed now to cater to the mainstream sound that only makes alot of $ for the record labels but leaves the artist sometimes with nothing but the Name. We the consumers have alot to do with that. We like something we hear over and over again on the radio, then we sometimes buy it because it's in our head. We are being programmed to hear a certain type of Music by mainstream radio standards of today, but we must try and be reprogrammed to hear a variety of genres. If you can support artist you like, but don't know them or have never met them, then you should also be able to support the artist that you do know and that are local. Independant artist are just as worthy and have just as much to offer as the so-called (well known) artist that are in the mainstream and have there name in lights. They are really independant too, they just have a little help from a middle man. Alot of well known artist and musicians from back in the day are now also Independent and need support. In these days and times, Independent artist don't need help from the middle man, they just need a little helping hand. We should be working together to help and support one another, because MUSIC is part of the heart and soul of life, and it will be around forever. Support Independant Artist and Musicains - You never know what you may find to inspire your mind. Peace!