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    Orchid Forest Cikole, The First Forest Music Venue in Indonesia

    Hello again folks! In our IOHO section this time, I’m gonna write a review about one of concert venue in Indonesia, Orchid Forest Cikole. This place is known for its beautiful scenery of pine trees, various kind of orchids, and also their awesome lighting at night. Orchid Forest Cikole located at the highlands of Lembang, north of Bandung, the capital city of West Java. It is around 3-4 hours from Jakarta. This place was famous for its refreshing air and wonderful scenery. If you live in a crowded city where traffic jam is everywhere, Orchid Forest Cikole definitely will be a great escape from your daily routines. The Biggest Orchid…

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    The Little Story Behind New Music Friday

    Have you ever wonder why there’s rarely new music from Monday to Thursday? Ever heard a term called, New Music Friday? Ever notice that, indeed, there are new musics on Friday, even Spotify creates playlist that gather new music on Friday? Why Friday? Why not Monday or Tuesday and so on? Well, it used to be Tuesday, at least in America.  The day of the new music release used to be Tuesday for around 25 years. But then technology shapes the world into a new form. Now, people able to stream music and has a lot access to get the music they like, legally or illegally. If you live in America, where the…

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    Hotel Café: Home For Singer-Songwriters

    Have you ever heard about Hotel Café before folks? If you haven’t heard about this place, can you guess what kind of place is it? If you think it’s a hotel then you’re wrong. Or if you think it’s a cafe, well you’re wrong again. Give up? Okay, Hotel Café is a live music venue which located on Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. This awesome place already well-known as a home for singer-songwriter and a place where singer-songwriter perform their material in front of small audiences and help them established their music career. And yes, so many awesome singer-songwriter who become Grammy winners or Grammy nominees start their career…

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    Music Behind TV Series and Movies: How Important Music Supervisor for The Rising of Indie Music

    What is your favorite TV series folks? Did you notice the sense of music that played in a series or movies scene? Okay, We already know music is one of the most important part in tv series or movies. Music already become the soul of a scene and create scene become more alive and being memorable. Do you know who has to be responsible for every memorable scenes in tv series or movies that always keep in our mind? Right! Someone who we usually called music supervisors. Music supervisor is the person whose in charge and responsible for bringing music in tv series or movies.Yupp, they are the one who…

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    9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day

    For a fan of physical album, I bet Record Store Day is one of the ‘holy’ days for you. According to the Record Store Day website, this annual event will be held again in the next of 20 days. But, if you haven’t heard about Record Store Day, here’s some fun facts about Record Store Day. 9 Things You Should Know About Record Store Day Record Store Day is a dedicated day to celebrate the love of buying physical albums and keeping the culture of the independently owned record store alive. This celebration founded in 2007 and always held on the third Saturday of April which is why this year Record…

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    Let’s Talk About Music Piracy

    Creative industry, including music industry, has been in a long and exhausting war. What kind of war? A piracy one. The vast growing technology is not only bring a lot of benefits, but also a major disaster for its user. Since the internet era, it seems like piracy turns into a gigantic Pacman that keep eating artist’s copyright. If piracy gives so much loss to the artist then why people keep it alive? Ignorance or a pure lack of understanding could be the answer of why some people still become part of this music piracy. Maybe if they truly understand what piracy does to the artist life, they will open…

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    Songs that Inspired by Literature

    Ever wonder where the musicians get their inspiration? Ever heard lyrics that slightly familiar with something you ever read? If the answers are yes, maybe there’s a word that pop up on your mind now, book! Yes, you guys probably already realized that book, or literature, has a reciprocal relationship in the case of giving inspiration with music. Many authors had admit that they listen to some songs or album from some musician while they write their book and so does the musicians. I picked some musician, mostly the one I love ;), whose songs has been inspired by literature below. Poet by Bastille Aside getting inspired from a television show, Twin Peaks, for their song Laura…

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    Unsigned/Independent Musicians: The Real Struggle In Music Industry

    Lately, there are so many musicians who try to introduce their music independently. From the writing process until they released their own music. Not like some musicians who signed a contract with major record label, independent musician often struggling to introduce their own music. As the variation of music genre grows wider recently, we can find so many independent musician everywhere. For all of you who like to dig and discover some new music, I’m sure you can find a treasure in their music. Well, not like another famous musician who we can find easily in television, radio, or website, sometimes indie musician rely on people to find their music.…