Nine teenage girls united in one band. They aim to conquer the world with their talents. That band’s name is Cherry Belle. The waves of Korean wannabe vocal groups are now becoming the real deal in the Indonesian music industry, with more than a dozen bands having released singles and probably another dozen on the way.Courtesy of Catz RecordsThey all sell the same thing: catchy tunes, good choreography — they dance and sing,
some better than others — and good look.At some point, it’s a good change, healthy for the industry, but at another point, when they become overrated, only the strong will survive and happily proceed to the next level of their careers. The real
task is how to survive — not just how to steal 15 minutes of fame.Jakarta-based girl band Cherry Belle, or just ChiBi for short, is one those fi ghting for survival in the harsh industry. The nine girls, all in...