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Major Labels Becoming Distributors

28 Mei 2008 // 1 Comment

Major labels have already showed indications of declining in the music industry, especially record industry. These once a gargantuan corporations has already crumbling. There is an ongoing trend that many musicians no longer see major label as major as it [Lanjut...]

Music, Fuel, Victim

24 Mei 2008 // 2 Comments

Indonesia as a developing country is still living from subsidies. All sort of subsidies can be found in this country, including fuel subsidy. Subsidized fuel which costs only IDR 4500 or $.50 a litre. That makes the subsidy worth about 50 percent of the fuel [Lanjut...]

Baroque, Where Art Thou?

14 Mei 2008 // 6 Comments

There have been lots of music concerts this year. In Jakarta, there were thirty to fifty concerts this year. Quite a large sum for the city. As written in earlier posts, Jakarta musical scene has also explored many new, contemporary music. Music is indeed [Lanjut...]

Seniman Pantaskah Dihargai?

12 Mei 2008 // 2 Comments

~refleksi setelah diskusi dengan pianistaholic Banyak orang berkata bahwa seni adalah makanan bagi jiwa, menawarkan ketenangan batin, merevitalisasi hidup dan sebagainya. Dan itu adalah benar. Tapi seringkali pandangan seperti ini yang terkadang malah [Lanjut...]

Melihat Kembali Pendidikan Musik di Sekolah

2 Mei 2008 // 28 Comments

~menjelang Hari Pendidikan Nasional, 2 Mei Beberapa waktu ini sering terbersit di benak, apa yang telah diberikan pendidikan nasional kita untuk perkembangan musik. Selalu pecinta musik menimbang, apakah pendidikan musik di sekolah-sekolah sudah menumbuhkan [Lanjut...]

Indonesian Musicians Beyond Free Trade Era

27 April 2008 // 1 Comment

2015 is not that far away. As we all Indonesians have been informed, it is the year of AFTA, the year of implementation of ASEAN free trade. Then, Southeast Asia will become similar to Europe. Indonesia has large potential in music, especially pop culture [Lanjut...]

Kepastian yang Membunuh Seni

25 April 2008 // 0 Comments

~ berniat menulis saat ide ini muncul dalam pembicaran dengan meltarisa Bentuk- bentuk dari kepastian semakin menguat setengah abad ini. Itu adalah kenyataan yang tidak dapat lagi terelakkan. Rigiditas dan kepastian telah mengubur kreativitas, memangkas [Lanjut...]