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Jakarta Post

Netlabels: Music for all and free for all

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 15 2011   /  10:00 am

Music from the bedroom: Ridwan Yuniardhika (left) and Ganesha Mahendra are two bedroom musicians from Jakarta. They produce their music and distribute them from their rooms using internet connection. They both established Inmyroom Records in 2008 to support other bedroom musicians in the country.courtesy of Inmyroom Records Virtual music labels, known as netlabels, are the next big thing in the local music industry.

While the world is getting connected and people are becoming part of a global online community, the Internet has become the one and only solution to everyone’s problems, including music distribution and promotion.

The Internet has been facilitating the birth of netlabels — online record labels that distribute music through digital audio formats.

Online record labels work like conventional record labels to promote and distribute music, but the big dif...