K-Pop Apparently Rated Still Less Global

Cannot be denied, K-Pop is one of the triggers of Korean Wave or Hallyu Wave in various countries, especially in Asia. Many K-Pop artists have achieved success in the world, like BoA that penetrates the Japanese market and is popular in many countries. Although K-Pop has managed to get a place in the public eye of the world, but the observers of the music industry in Europe and America seems to have other views. They argue, K-Pop is still less ‘international’.

“The success of K-Pop in the world is different from what Korea receives. In America, K-Pop is not as successful as Koreans think,” said Rob Schwartz, head of leading Billboard music magazine.

According to Rob, the appearance, sound and choreography of most K-Pop groups are still considered foreign and not in accordance with the wishes of some consumers in America. Even so, the famous Psy thanks to the video clip “Gangnam Style” was considered by observers as one of the wonders of the K-Pop wave. Therefore, Nate Hills aka Danja, a leading American music producer, then suggested that Korean music producers and musicians blend different genres of music, such as hip-hop and jazz that are heard by many in the world.

“Maybe it can be combined with elements of music all over the world, I’ve been using R & B, hip-pop, Bollywood and Asian music, whatever the culture is different,” Hills said, as quoted by Korea herald on Tuesday, October 6. “I think that’s the way we have to make (K-Pop) worldwide, maybe that’s how K-pop rhymes can go worldwide.”

Hills itself is known as a music producer and musician who often cooperate with famous American singers who have worldwide, including Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Justin Timberlake. The Hills of Music history brought him to South Korea as the keynote speaker at the 4th Seoul International Music Fair 2015 or MU: CON.

In the event, Hills continued his statement that all Korean artists, musicians and music producers should also be able to embrace new technology. The goal is to help in creating music with more cost efficient. That is, making sound quality in a small recording studio is equivalent to the sound quality made in a large studio with special equipment.

According to Hills, technology has enabled people to work more easily by learning software tools and software programs independently to create quality music through various streaming service platforms. “I can produce quality music in front of you now, and mix it in 15 minutes.” Technology has enabled us to do it, and puts everyone on the same playing field, big or small competing at the same level, “he said.

Though technology has made music production and accessibility easier, Hills says that musicians should still strive to create expressions, and producers must help artists translate musical expressions to a global audience. “The producer is the gateway. The work of the producer is to translate the music internationally,” he said.

K-Pop industry officials are now ambitious to embrace the music market in Japan, America and Europe. This year, K-Pop’s king, Big Bang, managed to increase his fans by scoring the record of the biggest K-Pop tour in America. Thanks to this charm, Big Bang is being considered one of the largest K-Pop in the world with over 1.5 billion views on YouTube. In 2011, Big Bang also won the Best Worldwide Act award on MTV EMAs, beating Britney Spears.…

Genre Musical Rarely Know Many People

Who in this world does not like music. Surely everyone in this world likes music, there’s even a saying that says “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Yes indeed, music seems to make the world come alive and colorful.

Since the pop era pioneered by The Beatles in the 1960s, music increasingly favored by various circles. Along with the development of his era, the music genre increasingly varies from year to year.

Many of his creative young people make the music unique and not just pop, rock, jazz, blues. Although only consists of 7 scales, but can make something different.

Here’s an unusual and strange music genre ears:

1. Japanoise

Have you ever heard a broken TV? Yep .. like that sounds the genre of music origin of this Japanese Country. The sound produced from music can damage the ears, but even so there are fans who like this music. There’s even a famous band that uses the genre Japanoise as the flow of band music and they already have some fans in Japan.

2. Chiptune

If you are a fan of Nintendo games like Mario Bross, maybe the music generated from this genre is not foreign to be heard or you will love the music.

Chiptune is music created from sound formats that have been syncedes in real time by computer or video game sound chips. Playing this music is also unique, as if we again play a nintendo so the resulting tones really make us nostalgic for the game that once had a boom in the 90s.

3. Baby Metal

If you think this is a JKT48 personnel you are certainly wrong. Because the genre that brought these beautiful women very far from JKT48 music. Although their faces are cute but make no mistake, the band brought the Baby Metal music genre, which is Metal music combined with a cute voice that looks like a girlband.

This uniqueness makes this genre penetrating in the Japanese music market even the world. Currently Baby Metal video uploaded to Youtube has reached 43 million viewers, a figure that is fantastic for Baby Metal genre.

4. MathCore

Do not think this music is suitable to accompany you learn Mathematics, because the complex structure of songs and arrangements and lyrics that are difficult to understand make this genre confusing to the listener.

Mathcore itself stands for Mathematical Core that comes from the merging of Progessive music, Jazz and Hardcore. Mathcore can also be called technical metal, technical hardcore & mathcore which is recognized as technical play high level music. In Indonesia itself there is also a Mathcore band from Bandung named Alice and band from Malang named Take This Life.

5. Shoegazing

Shoegazing is described as a genre of alternative rock, in which the singer stands in front of the stage in a passive state, while singing.

The genre was called Shoegazing because the personnel seemed to just stare at their shoes and as if they had not seen an audience in front of them. Though the audience would not be interested if not the occurrence of communication between the artist and the audience. The use of the complicated effects of the pedals may be a factor why the personnel are bent on their heads.

6. Pop Laptops

Along with the sophistication of technology, musical instruments can now be played by the computer. Pop laptop genre has proven it. Beat and easy listening riffs played in a portable computer device using computer software make the strains of this genre simple and simple.

No need to require a lot of personnel to play this music genre. The most popular bands for playing this music are Ratatat, Girl Talk, Rex the Dog, Various Production, Oval.

The influence of music on one’s personality

Because now there is scientific evidence to support your claim that the music you listen to makes you a better person than anyone else.

Music watchers have long claimed that the music they listen to makes them a better person. Now, thanks to the research, their claims have finally proved true.

Music. In various studies, music is a universal feature of human culture that has both an amazing charm but also a myriad of problems.


The team of researchers from Nara University of Education, Japan proves that a person’s personality can be influenced by various things such as the choice of books, music genres or friends he has.

To prove it, the researchers studied 11 male and female participants, whose average age was 21 years. All participants were then given a questionnaire that contains questions about the music and emotions that he felt when listening to certain songs. After filling out the questionnaires, all the participants then played songs they liked and did not like to see their psychological reactions.

To that end, the researchers deliberately added a silent voice to neutralize participants’ emotions because of the song being played. Through a computer simulation, participants are asked to share virtual money. From there researchers can see the influence of a music on the psychological human. Where those who just listened to favorite songs seemed to spend more money than those who just heard the song they hate.

This means music can indeed encourage altruistic behavior * in a person. When they hear a song that is not liked, they will tend to be selfish and stingy, “concluded the researcher as quoted by the Daily Mail (3/12/2014).

“This means music can indeed encourage altruistic behavior in a person, and if they hear a song they do not like, they will tend to be selfish and stingy.”

Furthermore, the researchers revealed that certain songs can affect the activity of limbic and paralimbic structures that exist in the brain, this is what triggered the provocation of human emotions when hearing it. This is true for women and men, either with songs that have or do not have lyrics.

Evidently, no matter what music you’re listening to coincidentally, as long as you think it’s good and you enjoy listening to it, you’ll find it easier to act like a human.

Fact: A Harvard Business School report published this year reveals that people who spend money on others report more happiness than those who do not.…

Facts about Listening to Music

Music is touted as a universal language. Music is not only a form of art and can be used for fun, but also can provide various benefits for health.

Music can have a positive effect on the body, both physically and mentally. Here are some health benefits that can be obtained by listening to music.

1. Music lowers stress
Listening to music every afternoon or when framed work makes a person’s psychological condition better. Based on research at the University of Gothenburg, listening to music that is liked every day can lower stress levels.

2. Protect hearing
During this time listening to music in hard volume is known to damage hearing. But a 2001 study published in the Washington Post revealed that people who often play music during their lifetime have better listening skills. Just as when someone exercises their muscles, so does a hearing that is trained to listen to music. But of course you still have to be careful. Do not listen to music in loud volume, especially when using headphones.

3. Good for heart health
You may think that music has nothing to do with the heart. But University Maryland Medical Center research found a link between a healthy heart and music listening habits. Research reveals that people who listen to cheerful music have a smoother blood flow to 26 percent. But if they listen to sad music, the blood flow will drop by six percent.

4. Relieves pain
Research at the University of Utah Pain Research Center reveals that listening to music can help participants to reduce pain and pain. This is called a diversion, the music is alleged to make participants forget their physical pain.

5. Strengthening memory
Based on research from Hong Kong, music can be used to improve children’s brain abilities. Participants who took the music class were known to have better grades in memory tests than participants who did not listen to music.

6. Make the brain durable
Based on a survey conducted in 2001, people who often listen to music have a sharper brain. Research from the University of Kansas Medical Center found that people associated with music, such as learning music and accustomed to listening to music have a brain that is more youthful than people who do not like music.

7. The effect is the same as massage
According to research published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, music therapy has the same calming effect as massage therapy. Researchers found that participants who did massage therapy for more than 12 weeks had the same level of stress as those who listened to music.

Do not underestimate the power of music. Listening to music is not just a hobby or a career, but also can provide many benefits for mind and physical health.…


Nowadays a lot of people love songs EDM. But they do not know what the meaning and history of EDM music. This time we will discuss the clear and concise info about the history of EDM music.

What is EDM?

Previously, we first met this kind of music. EDM is widely known as the music of clubbing, or dance music, or also known as music produced by DJs (disc jockeys). EDM or stands for electronic dance music is related to nightlife, dance floor, and disc jockey (DJ) or electronic music producer. But, there is a further explanation of electronic music that always mushroomed among teenagers in each of these days.
Electronic dance music is the production of music through various electronic instruments such as synthesizer, midi keyboard, turntable, mixer, bass, and so on. In the present, EDM can even be produced through various computer applications. Hence, the DJs and producers often perform with their laptops. The resulting music is a combination of various electronic instruments.

EDM in every era


This is the birth of electronic music. In that era, electronic instruments used include bass and some synthesizers. Pop and rock music began to add the instrument to their songs. For example, the legendary band The Beach Boys in the song Good Vibrations (1966).
Artist: EDM is not familiar in the ears of music lovers at that time. But there is one producer from Australia, Val Stephen, who released one full album of EDM in that era. After that, many producers began to use electronic instruments though more used to solve the technical problems of voice.


This era is famous for the glory of disco music. The famous EDM of the day was also an electronic music disco. Singers like Donna Summer or bands like Bee Gees are popular disco artists of this era. They began to use the touch of electronic music in that era. Not only the disco music, there is also a subgenre synthpop that began the public interest.
Artist: In the era of the 70s began to emerge also a band that focuses on electronic music and synthpop Kraftwerk from Germany famous for one album, Autobahn (1974).


After the popularity of Kraftwerk in the 70s era, synthesizers became a dominant electronic music instrument in the ’80s. The emergence of alternative genres such as synthpop was then shifted the existence of disco music 70s.
Artist: Kraftwerk continues to popularize their EDM in this era. In addition, in this era also began to emerge a culture DJ with famous DJ-DJ like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles.


The use of computers began to be widely used electronic music in this era. With the development of technology and computer, making more and more people can produce their own electronic music. The European region, especially Germany, witnessed the emergence of DJs and renowned electronic music producers.
Artist: DJ like Paul Van Dyk became one of the important names in the world of electronic music, especially the subgenre of trance music in that era. Some of his famous music is the remix of Humate’s Love Stimulation and Paul’s hit single, For an Angel.


In this era, EDM is growing. Began to appear also various sub-genres such as traps (electronic hip-hop), dubstep, nu-disco, and electro house.
Artist: One of the nu-disco EDM artists is a French duo Daft Punk whose name became famous in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some of the other DJs that may have been called UK foreigners are still nu-disco EDM artists and electro houses of this era even now, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Avicii. In addition, there is also a genre trap that became known with the emergence of duo DJ Flosstradamus in the 2000s.


Now, EDM is still mushrooming. Sub-genre dubstep became increasingly known in this era. Likewise with electro house increasingly appear in the era of 2010-an. Electro pop genre is increasingly known to the public. The DJ 2000s looks often collaborate with famous singers. For example, Calvin Harris collaborated with Rihanna in the song We Found Love and David Guetta feat. Usher with the song Without You.
Artist: At the beginning of this era, dubstep became quite popular music of various circles. Especially with the popularity of Skrillex with the dubstep producing music in the song First of the Year (Equinox).

Zedd is a German DJ who recently played in the Djakarta Warehouse Project 2013. The original guy named Anton Zaslavski has a really good music like Clarity’s hits song that collaborated with Foxes.
In addition, EDM is also the arrival of young English producer Disclosure. Settle, debut duo brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence was even immediately nominated for Best Dance Album for the Grammy Awards 2014.
Here is the history of EDM music history.…

Do not Take Your Cat Listening to Music

Make no mistake that your pet cat will be comfortable if together you enjoy the music. Due to the fact, human-liked music does not affect cats.

Research conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison shows the cat does not care about any music that is popular with humans, whether classical, jazz, or alternative rock. The animal has its own taste of music due to different hearing system factors.

The study, published in the online journal Applied Animal Behavior Science, last February, showed the reaction of cats changed when hearing the music made specifically for them. This type of music will sound strange in the human ear. Some of the music samples for cats are based on the tempo of snoring, tone, or sound made when the animal takes care of the child.

“We do not imitate the sound of cats, we try to make music with tones and tempos that appeal to cats,” said lead researcher Charles Snowdon, as written on the university page.

Researchers make cat music by evaluating the context of the animal’s sense-hearing system. Cats apparently make and recognize an octave higher than that known to humans. “It’s important to get the right tone, then make music with tempos that interest them,” says Snowdon, professor of psychology.

In the trial, Snowdon and his colleague Megan Savage played a song in a shelter that had 47 cats.

There are four sample songs, two classical music and two “cat songs” by University of Maryland composer David Teie. The reaction of a cat that makes snoring, approaches the loudspeaker, then rubs his body judged as a positive behavior.

As for the behavior of a cat that hissed loudly, arched the body, and enforcing all body hair is classified as a negative reaction. Cats are more positively applicable to “cat songs” than classical music. Their response to the “cat song” came after 110 seconds, faster than the classical music, which is average after 171 seconds.

The slow response illustrates that they are not interested in classical human music. “Some cats take longer to get up and realize what’s going on, some even go straight from the room,” Snowdon said.