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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Indie Artists Achieve Mainstream Success

Written on May 23, 2011 by Rudfer Tyron

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“I think the most apt way to describe independents at the moment is 'successful.'" –Charles Caldas, Merlin CEO

A non-profit group called Merlin conducted a study which stated that independent is reshaping the music industry. In the US, the market share for indie music are 57% greater in terms of digital copies and its success was even proven by the Grammy win of Arcade Fire and the hit charts dominance of Adele.

This trend in records sales implied that indie acts can have names of its own and grow their wealth. However, the success of a few indie musicians is still not enough to topple down the likes of Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, who both have huge followings and paychecks.

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