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Sys NS blames govt for high ticket prices

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 29 2008   /  07:44 am
SYS NS: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

SYS NS: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) JAKARTA: Actor and director Sys NS said he blames the government for not fully supporting the development of the music industry in the country, which has led to expensive ticket prices for concerts.
Sys, who is also the secretary general of the United Regions Party, said it wasn’t’ fair to put the blame solely on the tobacco industry, which usually provided the main sponsorship for music concerts.
“It’s kind of a dilemma. The music industry really needs support but nobody wants to support it, except the cigarette companies,” Sys told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of Rossa’s concert Wednesday night.
Sys lamented that Jakarta, as the country’s capital, had no decent concert hall. “We are supposed to have a concert building with a larger capacity than that of the Jakarta Convention Center, which can ...