The Jakarta Post
Bangkutaman band member Wahyu Acum (left to right), Lokananta head Miftah Zubir and another Bangkutaman member, Irwin Ardy. (Bangkutaman/Bernard Rinaldy)
In conjunction with National Music Day, Jakarta-based folk-rock band Bangkutaman has released a new single, "Lukisan" (Painting), dedicated to state-owned record company Lokananta.
For a week starting Thursday, "Lukisan" can be downloaded for free via Rolling Stone Indonesia's website. Afterwards, the track will be available to download or stream from digital music services such as iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, JOOX and more.
The idea to release a single for Lokananta came from band member Irwin Ardy upon realizing that the company needed an awareness campaign to support its existence and business sustainability.
“We feel Bangkutaman and Lokananta have similarities as both of us have existed for a long time and still productively [produce music]. National Music Day, [which falls on] March 9, is the perfect timing for us, an indie band that has existed for 17 years, to show appreciation as well as give a reminder that all of us [Bangkutaman, Lokananta and National Music Day] still exist,” said Irwin in a press release.
All profits from “Lukisan” will be donated to Lokananta to support the campaign.
Founded in 1956, Lokananta is Indonesia’s oldest music studio. Over the years, the record company has produced vinyls and cassettes for legendary local musicians like Gesang, Waldjinah and Bing Slamet. In a video posted on Bangkutaman’s website (http://bangkutaman.id/), Lokananta head Miftah Zubir said the company now also offered local music archives. (kes)
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