What does Indie music mean in today's culture?

What does Indie music mean in today's culture?

I know what it actually means, but people call so many artists indie when they are not indie at all. Spodify, pandora, youtube, all those music things even use it wrong so what do everyday people classify as indie?

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RpgGamer
Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.

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neefflove
I know that is the real definition of indie music, but people call Lorde indie... lorde. she is not independent of a record label nor is foster the people, alt-j, ecosmith, arctic monkys, the strokes, the pixies, or any of the other severely dependent artists that pop culture labels as indie. it makes no sense to me at all.
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RpgGamer
Yeah that definitely doesn't sound like indie...
I don't get it...But I don't really get people either
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