'What is INDIE?' Named Top Indie Release of 2006

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Indie-Music.com Names "What is INDIE?" DVD/CD among Top 25 Indie Releases of the past year; announcement comes on the heals of a major licensing deal for "What is INDIE?" with the National Film Board of Canada.

The banner year for the independently produced documentary film "What is INDIE?" ended off with more great news, as the DVD/CD package for the film was named as a Top Indie Release of 2006 by Indie-Music.com in their year-end reviews. Indie-Music.com is one of the largest online communities for indie musicians, and reviews hundreds of independently released CDs each year and receives over 3.7 million hits on its site every month.

For a complete look at the entire Top 25 Indie Releases, visit this link: http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5463

The announcement comes on the heals of a major licensing deal for "What is INDIE?" with the National Film Board of Canada, a major coup for director/producer Dave Cool who has no background in film, and paid for the entire project with his own credit cards.

About the Film:

At a time when independent artists in the music industry have more power and control over their careers than ever before, "What is INDIE?" tries to determine just what it really means to be 'indie'.

The film features interviews with indie music experts including Panos Panay (Founder of Sonicbids), Derek Sivers (Founder of CD Baby) and David Wimble (Editor, The Indie Bible), as well as with 20 artists including Ember Swift and Paul Cargnello.

A True Indie Success Story:

Without any prior background in film (except for watching Super-Size Me "way too many times") and funded entirely with his own credit cards, Montreal director Dave Cool has taken "What is INDIE?" from a small do-it-yourself project and turned it into an indie success story in its own right that continues to turn heads in the music and film industries, even catching the attention of CNN.com and Newsweek Magazine, and is now in the National Film Board of Canada's official catalogue.

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