Music industry education day.
The population of Ireland is roughly 6.2 million.
The population of Sweden is is estimated at 9.3 million people.
Er... that's more geography, you would say.
Bear with me.
The population of Malaysia is about 29 million.
What does this have to do about our music industry?
Senang je. Irish and Swedish pop scenes have managed to repeatedly gain successes in the music scene all over the world.
Meanwhile, back home, orang kita masih menggunakan alasan, mungkin kita ketandusan bakat baru... most of the time when people mention the Indonesian music scene and their rich talent, we hear the excuse it's because they have a population of almost 228 million.
So if other countries with barely a third, or a quarter of our population can produce so many successes, isn't it time that we admit, perhaps it's not so much about the numbers?
Maybe we ARE lacking talent. Blame the music education system (or the fact there isn't one... stakat belajar recorder time sekolah rendah... that's not music education). Music education isn't for the rich and elite only (which most of the time, kalao takde duit, mampu ke nak belajar?)
Maybe it's because of the infrastructure of our industry itself. We welcome crap so easily that the good stuff and real talent sink to the bottom.
Who knows... at the end of the day, aku yakin kita ada bakat-bakat yang leh dijual pada dunia.
If only people stop being lazy and thinking of merely about putting out run of the mill crap demi nak menjual album without thinking of a balance between credibility and commercial appeal.