Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Indonesian Songs to be Restricted in Malaysia

A report from The Jakarta Post informed that Indonesian famous drummer Bimbim regrets call to limit RI songs by the official of Malaysia. There is a suggestion that Malaysian music industry wants Indonesian songs restricted. Could it probably be one more issue interfering views of people from both neighboring countries?

This may remind you about intriguing topics that rose several months ago (you know …). For sure, I personally do never want to blend my daily (and sometimes even political) life with such immature subjective tendency that leads us to do radical things. The nearest reason is that I got good Malaysian bestfriends and I don’t think that things like this will be worth to alter our friendship.

Yet the things informed above are one more interesting issue to explore: why and how come?

Alright, it may take quite a while to reveal the exact background of this proposal, but the concept that they would arrange a broadcasting ratio of 90 percent Malaysian songs and 10 percent Indonesian is relatively questionable. The questions that rise might be:

In what kind of condition the ratio will apply? The official department may conduct rules, but who’s gonna guarantee that the real fact will be totally agree with them? Let’s say, they limit the number of album copies in markets, but if the consumer’s demand goes very high, that will be unsurprising if people tried many ways to obtain more.

In this free trade era, where we reach such a kind of free-boundaries marketing, could the ratio really limit the number of Indonesian albums imported?

Last but not least: why should they regulate it? Um, I prefer to stay a bit away from immature speculation for this J Yet I consider that no matter how hard a system limiting, Indonesian music will eventually reach audiences as long as they are worth to listen.

Sure, we can state a vice versa for Malaysian music.

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4 of your comments here:

Eucalyptus said...

Wah, temanku si Iza yg orang Malaysia sangat hafal lagu2 Indonesia (that's why I called her "Hantu Lagu").... gimana jadinya klo lagu2 Indonesia dilarang disana ya? Secara memang lagu2 kita sudah merajai musik disana sih

edisamsuri said...

yang menentukan kan sebenarnya masyarakat nya sendiri...jadi kita lihat aja kalau memang masyarakatnya tidak suka dengan sendirinya lagu indonesia menghilang ....

Redha Herdianto said...

well i can see fear from Malaysian Music Industries, cause Indonesian songs more interesting than their.

Why? from the lyrics and colour of music...

*ahh belepotan bgt bhs inggrisnya*

inda_ardani said...

Blogger Eucalyptus said...

Wah, temanku si Iza yg orang Malaysia sangat hafal lagu2 Indonesia (that's why I called her "Hantu Lagu").... gimana jadinya klo lagu2 Indonesia dilarang disana ya? Secara memang lagu2 kita sudah merajai musik disana sih

hantu lagu? haha yang bener aja mbak. boleh juga idiomnya. tenang, mbak. bang edi punya pendapat bagus tu

Blogger edisamsuri said...

yang menentukan kan sebenarnya masyarakat nya sendiri...jadi kita lihat aja kalau memang masyarakatnya tidak suka dengan sendirinya lagu indonesia menghilang ....

iya setuju, di mana2 audiens pasti setuju kalo bagus enggaknya lagu kan bukan soal dari negara mana dia berasal kan


Blogger Redha Herdianto said...

well i can see fear from Malaysian Music Industries, cause Indonesian songs more interesting than their.

Why? from the lyrics and colour of music...

*ahh belepotan bgt bhs inggrisnya*

jadi intinya mereka tu suka sama kita tapi gengsi ngakunya ya, hehe. kayaknya pak redha ni suka banget ma musik indonesia