Chartmetric explores the ‘trigger cities’ of south-east Asia
Earlier this year we wrote about music-analytics firm Chartmetrics’ theory of ‘trigger cities’ capable of propelling tracks to become global hits. Now the company has published a second in its series of blog posts focusing...
June 25, 2019
Steve Lillywhite on how selling music in Indonesia isn’t chicken feed
Since 2016, renowned British record producer Steve Lillywhite has been running Jagonya Music & Sport, a company that places music in Indonesia’s Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. KFC Indonesia sells around 600,000...
June 26, 2018
Country Profile – Indonesia 2018
A diverse industry with plenty of potential, much of the Indonesian music market is fuelled by… Kentucky Fried Chicken!
June 25, 2018
Latest Heard Well album tops iTunes charts in south-east Asia
Compilations label Heard Well is topping the charts in south-east Asia with its latest release ‘Litunes’. As with its other albums, this one is curated by an online influencer. Or rather, a pair of them: brother-and-sister...
August 8, 2017
Indonesia gets ‘hassle-free music’ app Nada Kita
Australian B2B music firm Tuned Global has launched its latest service in Indonesia: Nada Kita. It’s a free streaming music app with content licensed from local independent labels including Aquarius Musikindo, Musica Studio’s,...
July 1, 2016
WMG buys indie label-group ISS in Indonesia
This is the month of Asian expansion for Warner Music Group (WMG). Yesterday, we reported on the expansion of its publishing arm Warner/Chappell’s partnership with India’s Times Music to cover Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan...
June 1, 2016
Indonesia blocks The Pirate Bay and other filesharing sites
It’s taken a long time since the Indonesian government promised in 2011 to block popular filesharing services, but this week those blocks appear to have finally kicked in. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay, Isohunt...
August 21, 2015
MixRadio streaming music app tops the charts in Indonesia
Nearly a month ago, MixRadio spread its wings beyond Windows Phone with the launch of its streaming music apps for iOS and Android. Now the company is claiming early success in an interesting market: Indonesia. MixRadio tells...
June 15, 2015
Twitter to hit 400m users by 2018, 40% in Asia
That is the forecast of eMarketer, predicting a boom in the micro-blogging service, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. It suggests that Asia will make up 32.8% of its users by the end of this year and grow steadily into...
August 8, 2014
Ad-supported streaming service Guvera expands in Asia
We first wrote about Guvera and its plans to launch an ad-supported music, films and TV shows service in 2009 (Bulletin, 19-Nov-09) and have since followed the Australian company’s launch in its homeland (Bulletin, 3-Feb-10)...
July 30, 2014