Title: Criticising government regulations on music royalty in Indonesia and some copyright issues of music works in the digital space

Authors: Aris Setiawan

Addresses: Faculty of Performing Arts, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, 19, Jebres, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia

Abstract: This research aims to critically examine Government Regulation Number 56 of 2021 concerning music royalty management in Indonesia. The regulation aligned with the widespread piracy of musical works in Indonesia, place copyright owners into not getting a fair share of royalties. But the rule does not address the issue of royalties in the digital realm, such as YouTube. The digital realm is the root of the problem where the Indonesian music industry cannot develop well. This study uses a phenomenological approach and critical approach. Phenomenology as a research approach seeks to describe the phenomenon's essence by exploring the perspectives of the existing problems. At the same time, the critical approach is used as an evaluation bridge. The results of this study are in the form of critical findings, which are expected to become recommendations for policymakers regarding the arrangement of music royalty regulations in Indonesia in the future.

Keywords: music; royalty; piracy; government regulation; digital space; phenomenology; critical studies; copyright; music artists; music industry; Indonesia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2021.120762

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2021 Vol.13 No.3, pp.183 - 199

Received: 11 Aug 2021
Accepted: 10 Oct 2021

Published online: 07 Feb 2022 *

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