Do You Want Your Music to be Famous? Just Make it Viral on TikTok!

Want your music to be famous? just make it viral on TikTok! Forget about artistic beauty for a moment, and make trendy music. Undoubtedly, fame will come to you.

Jalan Sunyi Band Perempuan di Kancah Musik yang Toksik

Kita tidak boleh membiarkan band perempuan di kancah musik Indonesia berkarya di jalan yang sunyi. Kita harus memberi apresiasi lebih pada mereka, memberikan ruang yang sama dan setara untuk mereka, dan membicarakan mereka sebagai bagian dari diskursus dan diskusi musik Indonesia. Kita harus berani membongkar hyper-masculinity dan budaya patriarki yang telanjur bercokol kokoh di semua lini kehidupan, termasuk di kancah musik.

How to Listen to Music in the Contemporary Age

That's the reason I often leave Spotify lately and prefer to listen to a collection of physical releases or FLAC format music on my laptop. The seventy million songs on Spotify is too big a universe for me to explore at all. So, I changed the way I listen to music in this contemporary era. Back to analog format, for the convenience of listening to better music.

Dialita Choir and The Struggle to Fight the Nation’s Amnesia

Despite the regime change, Dialita's music may not be able to eradicate the stigma and eliminate the culture impunity. However, was not Dialita's original goal to target the younger generation? So, by listening to Dialita songs, we should be more historically literate and become more aware of our history. As founding president Soekarno once stated: “Never forget history”. We should never forget the 1965 humanitarian tragedy.

19 Tahun Album Superman is Dead, Kuta Rock City

Di mata saya Superman Is Dead akan tetap menjadi sebuah fenomena sosial yang menarik. Tentang bagaimana band asal Bali ini meruntuhkan patron musik mainstream Indonesia yang Jakartasentris, tentang bagaimana sebuah band asal arus samping (sidestream) mampu mengubah tatanan selera musik di ranah arus utama (mainstream), dan tentang sebagaimana digubah SID dalam “Punk Hari Ini”, punk dan segala simbologinya seperti rambut spike dan lambang anarki telah menyaru dalam banyak lini kehidupan kita.