Periscope 2022: Wait for a Miracle in Semester 2, Music Concert Like Clouds Without Udan : Okezone Celebrity

JAKARTAThe coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a major impact on the music industry. The reason is, music concerts which are usually held in person must become virtual.

This situation has been going on for almost two years. Then how about this year? the following is the fate of music concerts this year according to the eyes of the promoter as summarized: Okayzone in Periscope2022:


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Like Clouds Without Rain

The CEO of Rajawali Indonesia Communications and the Founder of Prambanan Jazz, Anas Syahrul Alimi likens the fate of this year’s music concert to a song by Denny Caknan feat, Ndarboy Genk, Cloudy with no rain. The reason is, he admits that he can only wait for definite regulations regarding the implementation of large-scale concerts in the country.

Not to mention, the possibility of a spike in Covid-19 cases after the 2021 Christmas and 2022 New Year holidays.

“It’s like, if people dry clothes, aren’t they dry, they’re not wet, but they smell musty. That’s the analogy now, we just have to wait. Whether it’s raining to bring blessings or cloudy, just waiting there is no blessing,” said Anas to Okayzone, Tuesday (4/1/2022).

“If I’m not mistaken yesterday (regulation) was waiting for the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays. From this Nataru holiday, what kind of movement will there be, wait until February, whether there is a significant increase in February or not, so it depends. We are still worried,” he continued.

A glimmer of hope in the second semester of 2022

Nevertheless, Anas revealed that he has the view that large-scale music concerts will begin to be realized in the second half of this year. Given the current vaccination program is also quite evenly distributed. However, of course with strict health restrictions and protocols.

“It should have started in the second semester, if I think it’s okay. Even though it’s not like 2019, it’s still limited by strict health protocols. That’s in my view,” said Anas again.

Virtual Concert Not Promising Business

Anas also admitted that he had high hopes regarding the organization of a music concert in the second half of this year. Moreover, according to him, virtual concerts do not promise big business compared to concerts live.

Of course, the DNA of music concerts is to come directly to the location, where the audience can experience the euphoria of the concert and meet the musicians directly.

“Virtuality is only a condition, because there is no business and tends to lose money for now, for concerts,” he said.

So once again, Anas is waiting for the exact regulations for holding concerts this year. Moreover, according to him, online concerts cannot be carried out continuously for business continuity in the music industry.

However, even if it can only wait. Anas also admitted that he had to rack his brains to make alternatives. He even built a cafe to keep the ecosystem running.

“I made the Prambanan Jazz Cafe, there is a small amplifier and a capacity of about 200 people, there are small gigs there, but also there is no big business, the important thing is that the ecosystem continues to run,” he said.

Fair Regulation

Finally, Anas certainly hopes that the pandemic will end soon, at least there will be no increase in Covid-19 cases. So, music concerts can be held in stages, of course, with strict health protocols.

In addition, he also hopes that the government will provide definite regulations regarding concerts. Given the current situation, many things are uncertain and rapidly changing.

“Hopefully the government will definitely provide clear enough policy regulations. So there’s no doubt, it’s okay to do it, or no, it’s not. There must be clear and fair regulations, don’t let events carried out by the Government, Regional Government, and Provincial Government be allowed, but private no, it must be clear and clear,” he said.

The government through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) is known to have started to grant permits related to organizing music exhibitions and concerts. However, a number of regulations and technicalities for organizing music concerts that have been permitted to be handed over to local governments.

This is because each region has a different level of social restrictions. This means that not all regions in Indonesia can hold music concerts.

“This will still be revealed in regional regulations because basically every live performance or stage is held by the regional government,” said Expert Staff for Bureaucratic Reform and Regulation of the Ministry of Creative Economy, Ari Juliano Gema in September 2021.

In Jakarta, for example, the DKI Jakarta provincial government is still evaluating the trial of opening concerts at PPKM Level 1. They also have to regulate the capacity, the size of the concert arena, distance arrangements and health protocols.

“So this needs evaluation, sufficient discussion, so be patient,” said Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta, Ahmad Riza Patria, in November 2021.

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Periscope 2022: Wait for a Miracle in Semester 2, Music Concert Like Clouds Without Udan : Okezone Celebrity