Meg and DiaWhen indie pop-rock band Meg and Dia signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2007, the deal led the five-piece from Draper, Utah, to open for Angels and Airwaves, taking their live show to Europe and making their rock star dreams come true -- until the band was dropped from the label in 2009. And while some bands would disappear soon after losing their contract, Meg and Dia wanted to keep putting their music out there and were actually happy about it.

"At first it was a little bit scary," guitarist and vocalist Meg Frampton told PopEater. "But after the separation happened and the dust settled, I really think it's the best thing that could have happened to us. Because after that happened, we all got together and realized that if we didn't get everything going and work on things ourselves, we would disintegrate."