1 (of a pop group, record label, or film company) not belonging or affiliated to a major record or film company.
1.1 Characteristic of the deliberately unpolished or uncommercialized style of small independent pop groups.
1 A small independent pop group, record label, or film company.
1.1 mass noun Indie music regarded as a genre.
1920s (first used with reference to film production): abbreviation of independent.
The artwork of the indie record release was considered unprofessional by many.