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woktherock on 11/09/2012 at 04:15PM

Creative Commons Indonesia is Launched!

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Finally after a long-waiting times, we have Creative Commons in Indonesia. As a netlabel owner who using Creative Commons to licensed the works, this is a very good news. Everytime I uploaded music on the Internet Archive or Free Music Archive, I have to choose the International domain. It is fine. But I always feel envious with anyone in the world who have their country listed in Creative Commons domain option. Also, I don't know any lawyer in Indonesia who aware about Creative Commons. So, I'm a bit nervous if I found out that there's a national television program or an illegal music sharing-site use one of my releases without any attribution to our artist.

The good news came in 2010 when I read on the Creative Commons' website that Indonesia is working to start a license in the country. And I was very happy when i met Ari Juliano —a lawyer, the guy who set up the license in 2010. After almost 4 years of work, the Creative Commons will be launched today, November 10th, 2012, in Jakarta, Indonesia at the Creative Commons Asia Pacific Conference.

The conference will be held from November 10th until the 11th at Grand Sahid Hotel in Jakarta. And I'm very glad to be asked to make a compilation featuring 15 Indonesian CC artists. This compilation featured tracks released by Indonesian netlabels including Yes No Wave Music, Soundrespect, Ear Alert Records, Hujan! Rekords, Megavoid, Kanal30 Netlabel, Tsfuela/Tsefuelha Records, Inmyroom Records and StoneAge Records. The compilation produced by Creative Commons Indonesia and Indonesian Netlabel Union is a give-away CD and free-downloaded files here in Free Music Archive. Enjoy and please share this good news with the world! 

 

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woktherock on 10/25/2012 at 02:45PM

Indonesian Netaudio Festival 1 - 2012

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Indonesian Netaudio Festival is an offline event hold by the Indonesian Netlabels Union. The festival involves all Indonesian netaudio agents, observers, and listeners in Indonesia. Besides being a social gathering among netlabels, artists and fans, the event will also involve offline file-sharing, selling merchandise for fund-raising, discussion, workshop, film screening, and live music performance by artists who release their albums through the Internet. This first festival will also mark Yes No Wave Music's fifth anniversary.

Indonesian Netlabel Union is a collective movement of Indonesian netlabels that aims to create a network among netlabels and to introduce the local netlabels to the public also to be a vessel in evaluating music discourses in the era of information technology. The early steps include releasing compilation album series simultaneously on 1 January 2011. Five active netlabels that took part in the compilation are Hujan! Rekords, Inmyroom Records, Mindblasting, Stone Age Records, and Yes No Wave Music. Indonesian Netlabel Union also opened an offline booth for sharing and merchandising at RRREC Fest #2 in Jakarta, 3–5 December 2011.

Date: 16-17 November 2012
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
For further info and updates, visit: http://www.indonesiannetlabelunion.net


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woktherock on 01/08/2011 at 01:33PM

Indonesian Netlabel Union

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Indonesian Netlabel Union conduct collective action to widely introduce the existence of Indonesian netlabels. The first step begins with a series of compilation albums released simultaneously on January 1st, 2011. The participants are five active netlabels including Hujan! Rekords, Inmyroom Records, StoneAge Records, Mindblasting and Yes No Wave Music. The materials in these compilations are songs taken from singles or albums which released for free and legal through netlabel, webzine, official website, and free-hosting website.  

The netlabel phenomenon in Indonesia started widely by Yes No Wave Music in 2007. However, its existence is traceable marked by Tsefula/Tsefuelha Records in 2004 as a self-released label for indie-rock band Shorthand Phonetics. At the beginning of its presence, Tsefula/Tsefuelha Records created by the Ababil Ashari in Canada before returning to Indonesia in 2006. Then in 2008 to 2010, several other netlabel had appeared from various cities in Indonesia such as Invasi Records, Reload Your Stereo, Stone Well Sounds Records, Inmyroom Records, Hujan! Rekords, Mindblasting and StoneAge Records. The popularity of these netlabels is supported by articles about Yes No Wave Music in many mainstream media, and in a book entitled "Music Biz: A Smart Survival Guide in the Music Business Jungle", written by Wendi Putranto and published by Rolling Stone Magazine Indonesia.  

As a country that has a high level of music piracy, file-sharing method which implemented by the netlabel, have helped to decrease the practice of piracy. One example is Frau's mini album entitled "Starlit Carousel" released for free by Yes No Wave Music and then the physical version, in CD format, with the same song material released by Cakrawala Records in the box with a unique and affordable prices. In 3 months, the album had been downloaded 3,000 times and CD version sold over 1000 copies (the sales are good enough for a newcomer artist and without the promotion support in the media). This has proved that album which is distributed for free does not always reduce the sales value of its physical version, and until recently (6 months) has not found a pirated version of the CD. For that, a network representing netlabels which aims to socialize to a wider audience is needed. After releasing a collective compilation album, Indonesian Netlabel Union would organize some other action such as festival.

Happy New Year 2011!

   

   

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