Since rising band The Nunung Cs successfully popularized a soccer-themed song titled "S'pakbola" (soccer) and ended up with a record deal, possibilities have opened up for other over-18s to follow in the same direction.
Earlier this month, the six-crew pop-dangdut band officially signed a contract with cigarette producer PT Djarum Super which had discovered their original song, "Gila Bola Gila Musik" (crazy for soccer, crazy for music), on Facebook.
"S'pakbola" has now become the official song of the Indonesian Super League, Indonesia's top-tier soccer championship.
"We are looking for other young and creative song writers to follow The Nunung Cs' path. So, don't conceal your song-writing talents. Expose your work to the public," said Inge Bachrens, ma-naging director of Nubuzz Network, a one-stop music company that bridges young musicians and song writers with the country's music industry.
Jakarta-based The Nunung Cs crew comprises Kamal (lead vocalist), Awe (keyboard), Budi (guitar), Kudil (guitar), Nanang (guitar) and Fatul (bass).
The search for fresh and original songs about soccer will continue throughout the year. As well as Facebook, song creators can now upload original pieces on soccer to the Djarum Super website, www.djarum-super.com.
"Keep in mind that this is not a competition. We (Nubuzz Network) and Djarum Super will review the quality of songs on soccer being uploaded to the site.
"The creative ones may get record deals," Inge said.
Maman Abdurrahman, a defender of the national team, said, "I'm inviting all soccer fans to create soccer-themed songs.
"When playing a match, I often hear fans singing songs that will instil fighting spirit."