The term "alternative music" can still be used to indicate something that is, well, alternative. For example, in Sweden there is the Swedish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA), which features only "alternative music" in the form of Electronic Music; mostly synthpop, but also some EBM.

Also, in Germany there is the Deutsches Alternatives Chart (DAC) which contains mostly the same type of music as the previously mentioned SAMA, but unfortunately also some hip-hop and other forms of not-so-alternative music.