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Ambon Set to Host First Indonesian Music Conference Next Month

Glenn Fredly, (left), Director of TVRI Helmy Yahya (second from left), Program and News Director at TVRI Apni Jaya Putra, and Head of Creative Economy Agency Triawan Munaf (right) (special)

JAKARTA, NNC - The Indonesian music industry is set to make a new historical record on March 2018, as the first ever Indonesian Music Conference (KAMI) will be conducted. The nation-wide conference will be held in Ambon.

Glenn Fredly, the initiator and Committee Chairman of KAMI, said the conference will hold discussion on general topics in the music industry that involves musicians, as well as the government.

"The Indonesian Music Conference is a collective initiative that comes from the music ecosystem in a joint effort to build a sustainable managed music ecosystem, for education and prosperity, and the existence of musicians as a profession," Glenn said in a press conference that also attended by Director of TVRI Helmy Yahya, Program and News Director at TVRI Apni Jaya Putra, and Head of Creative Economy Agency Triawan Munaf.

Glenn continued that the Indonesian Music Conference will also discuss the future of the music industry, as well as musical works to preserve the country’s culture.

The music industry conference will be held on March 7-9, and will be attended by musicians, music industry observers and experts, government officials, and entrepreneurs. The conference will be closed by Indonesia President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo at Merdeka Ambon. The closing will also mark the celebration of National Music Day.

Ambon is chosen to host the Indonesian Music Conference due to the city being well-known for its music—which has become part of the public life in Ambon. On this occasion, Ambon is also expected to be given the title as Ambon City Of Music by Unesco.