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Can indie bands prevail at this year’s Grammy Awards? According to the NPR blog The Record, more than 50 percent of the musical artists nominated for a Grammy this year are from independent labels.

The Record reports that a cause for the Grammys acknowledging bands and artists on independent labels over major ones is the current sale-deprived state of the music industry: “Sales of physical CDs have declined steeply since their heyday in the 1990s. And the major labels just don’t have the budgets they used to. So a growing list of veteran artists — including such household names as Robert Plant and Herbie Hancock — have jumped to independents.”

The Record also cites the Internet as one of the strongest forces driving the acclaim and recognition of indie bands.

One of the biggest indie players this year is Arcade Fire, the innovative Canadian rock band whose third album, The Suburbs, was released on the bigger-little label Merge yet received wide acclaim and topped charts and “best of” lists. Now, Arcade Fire is nominated in the album of the year category alongside the mainstream powerhouses Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Although they’re not a frontrunner in that category, there’s a good chance that if an upset were to happen, it would be pulled by Arcade Fire.

No one knows which way the Grammys will sway tomorrow, but this year, the odds for an indie upset are better than ever.

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