Indie as in independent artists have always been self promoted, of course money comes into play as to why already famous artists are the ones promoted. A lot of indie bands have no manager, they do it themselves.
I don't see why telling me the defintion of indie will ehlp me because i am an indie i think the topic i brought up wasn't clear enough my point is even indie artists need exposure if they want to grow. If Spotify Can put spotlight on an artist already famous like Drake then they can help someone like me.
Also if you still don't understand for example Bruno Mars at one point was an indie pop singer who funded himself and ghostwrited he made his first album and one of those songs then got radio play promotions etc and by the time his next few albums hit he was an international superstar.
I still bring up the money factor, promoting already famous artists is a win-win por both Spotify and the artists, the point of view in this topic is very commercialized. That’s why it’s highly improbable that Spotify will give you exposure. On the other hand I’m happy to share your work if you are in for it.