British pop sensation One Direction, believed to have a large fan base in Indonesia, have said they have no intention of staging a concert in Indonesia due to widespread piracy in the country, a music executive said.
“One Direction cannot come to Indonesia because they see rampant CD piracy and rising illegal downloads here,” Sony Music Indonesia managing director Toto Widjojo told a press conference on Monday.
“[One Direction’s] album sales are not as high [here] as those in Australia,” Toto argued, adding that he was upbeat that the band would have second thoughts should there be a decline in the numbers of illegal downloads and CD piracy in the country, tempo.co reported.
One Direction is confirmed to tour three continents: America, Australia and Europe. (swd)