You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve seen your favorite Indonesian musicians advocating against it, and you’ve seen your friends post about it. But what exactly is RUU Permusikan? This post will give you the basics of this bill that’s about to be passed by the Indonesian government, and what it means to the Indonesian music industry at large.
In this general music knowledge article, contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas will take you into a world where you are a software engineering in a music streaming company tasked to create the perfect shuffle algorithm. You will realize that a simple random shuffle wouldn’t cut it, and you have to create a “smart” shuffle in order to make your music shuffling algorithm as even as possible.
What is it exactly that differentiates major record labels with independent (indie) record labels? In this article, we will talk about the pros and cons of both types of record labels.