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Old Jan 17, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by IRA View Post
I'm not quite sure I see the point of separating 'doujin' and 'independent' releases. The two amount to the same thing, independent releases. Yes, the distinction being made is that 'independent releases' are by commercial artists whereas doujin releases are by amateurs and this is often true, but it's not unheard of for commercial artists to release doujin albums (or tracks on a doujin album.)
The distinction is there, which is why the "independent" type exists -- although to be more exact, "doujin" implies "not in professional capacity" (rather than "not professional"). Think about it -- if a freelancer releases a mini-album through his/her own website, can you really call the publisher type "doujin" or "commercial"?

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