Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts


Choosing a Digital Distributor for your music

Ok, after reading the article a few hours from night until this morning, and from yesterday also read and read the article. For you musicians who want to distribute your music online, please read this ARI article: This is the best, superb, review and comparison.

Some Digital Distribution service providers, some paying in front of a dozen dollars, or grab royalties a few percent thereafter. There is also a 100% free, not pay and do not take royalties for example Freshtune and Amuse. They are looking for revenue from other features, like making album art and more. It seems I'll try that 100% free. And maybe somebody asks why I want to signup with them? Did not I already signup with local Digital Label?

Incidentally I yesterday asked to Label, what I may be selling songs elsewhere if the song is different from the contract with them? (I contracted 6 songs on the mini album "8 Minutes ago", and if I can use the same name, or have other names? They answer "Yes", as long as it is not 6 songs contracted, and the same name is free to use, WOW , good news is not it?

Apparently, I have the freedom to expand my music business elsewhere, without breaking the contract because in this era, we must move ourselves, do not just rely on 1 or 2 sources of income, we must expand.

Then why do I still use the local Label, While many options are more seductive, Wider network, take less royalties, even for free! Yes because I need their connection to local, like RBT, and opportunity for other things, like yesterday had time to play in sinetron, and invited to some premiere of film, because my label under big Production house, so the connection is wide.

Well, for those of you who want to know about Digital Distributor which one suits you guys? Read this SUPERB article:, and decide what you want to join.

I suggest just try some and compare. But remember, only 1 release for one Distributor, otherwise it will clash and be a problem! TAG your friends who are musicians huh!



Changes in facebook algorithm has a big impact because it requires users to interact so that what others post seen in our facebook news feed, simple example is if we often ignore what the someone posts, then what they post next will not appear in our facebook news feed. So we must often interact with each other, then we will often see someone posts in our facebook news feed.

A few months earlier, every time I post something on Facebook, a lot of comments or just like. Currently, few people comment or like my post, although my friend list is almost 5000 because it seems that what I post is not visible in their news feed. also In my facebook news feed just appears only the same people, that's all. Though I'm sure thousands of other friends also post.

One example of my experience is that I used to have a facebook account with nearly 5000 friend list but was blocked and now can be accessed again, every time I post on my facebook account there is no one friend who commented or like, very quiet like no one knows my account is this and I suspect what I post is not visible on their news feeds, because it has been banned and long since it is inactive, so there is no interaction.
The only way to get my account back to crowded may be that I have to comment on all my 5000 friend list posts, but I'm not a robot.

Yes that's a bit of social media algorithm, especially Facebook. Essentially they are focused on advertisers, all for the sake of business. Just look if we go to marketplace site look around products sold. Later when we return to visit facebook, suddenly appear ads with the exact same products we see on the marketplace site earlier and it can be repeated several days. While our friends post is "not promoted" in our news feed because there may not be profits for them.

Note: if from the facebook app on the iPhone, have "Explore Feeds" which displays the posts that are not raised on facebook home.
From the beginning is facebook limit 200 friends who can appear in our news feed. 200 friends who often interact with us.


This morning I discovered something new, sometimes when I looked at someone else's youtube video, there was something yellow on a video bar. I think it's automated by a decisive youtube system. short story, this morning I tried to see my youtube video settings and compare one with the other.
In the past I do not understand why every time we upload a video, sometimes there are ad-breaks settings and I understand that videos that last less than 10 minutes have no ad-breaks option, and videos that have a duration of more than 10 minutes have ad-breaks settings.

So we can set ad-breaks and place some ads in our videos with a certain duration (as shown) as we want and there seems to be no limit to how many ads we place, even if the ads will appear on every ad-breaks or not it's the youyube authority itself, as I know not all ad-breaks contain ads, sometimes zonk hehehe

Well, this can we use to increase our ad revenue on youtube. with ad-breaks tricks is our chance to increase revenue from ads that appear in our videos become larger. but do not get too blind by placing ad-breaks every minute like the picture above hehehe. we should also pay attention to the convenience of the person who saw our video and returned to it as I wrote above that not all ad-breaks will contain advertisements, but if you want to get rich quick it's up to Tou to try.
Well, this easy to be interesting info for you all.
Good luck.

Google Local Guides Badges

I've got this badge when I attend the google local guides food crawl Surabaya on November 20, 2016. The event was held at GWalk CitraLand, Niaga Gapura street and Kedai27 as the meeting point was attended by local guides who had the 3-5 level, got an email invitation and have confirmed their registration. Not only me, all the participants also get it.

The event organizer explained that worldwide all of the local guides who've participated at local guides event got that the same badge and this is the first google local guides food crawl event in Indonesia. So, maybe I was the first person in Indonesia who got this badge.

I'm very happy to be part of the google local guides food crawl surabaya this time. I was able to meet with new people and the great people of google Indonesia and knowing the purpose activity of local guides community. Until now we are still communicating and exchanging knowledge about local guides events via WhatsApp messenger or forum in

I love this exclusive badge and I cannot wait to join in the next event

Google Local Guides Surabaya Food Crawl 2016

Google local guides had held an event themed food crawl in Surabaya, an event held on 20 November 2016, is located in GWalk CitraLand, Niaga Gapura street with meeting point at Kedai27. A short story on 8 november 2016 I got an invitation email from Google Local Guides to join the exclusive food crawl event in Surabaya, those who received the email are level 3-5 because space is limited and priority is given to top maps contributors. Immediately, I register and a few moments later I got an email stating that there are no free spaces at this event and I just placed on waiting list, but a few days later got an notification email that I have a space to attend the event and I was very excited.

My Arriving at the meeting point, I immediately warmly welcomed by organizers of the event name is Isabella Wibowo, I saw some other were gathered and were discussing something. Because it was still 16:15 and the event started at 17:00 I was welcome to order anything and everything for free but I just order ice cappuccino, a few moments later one by one the participants began to arrive and we be acquainted, very fun to meet new people in the google local guides community. Before the event started we were divided into several groups, a total of 10 groups each group had 10 person and I join in group 1. Each person was given an envelope containing manual tasks to do and two local guides sticker then also given a local guides pin or badge, this is the most I like. Isabella Wibowo, explained that worldwide all of the local guides who've participated got that the same pin or badge and this is the first google local guides food crawl event in Indonesia so I was the first person in Indonesia who got this pin #maybe. The main purpose of this contribution of local guides is to help people find the best places that fit the way they want.

The challenge given to us is to go to as many locations, order 2 menus each location, and contribute to google maps reviews, photos, edit info and answer the questions. The main purpose of this event is the validation of information about the places that have visited for example the opening hours, telephon number, and etc. Each team is given a sum of money that can be used to buy food or drinks, the time provided only 3 hours. The organizer has prepared a number of prizes to the winners of the two criteria. first, the group with coolest photo in front of the locations with the local guides logos. Second is the most group visiting locations.

Our strategy was to go as much as possible the location and then reviewing the location information that we go and upload photos of the outside of the location, if we feel that location is interesting from the environment and menu are provided, then we'll go in and ordered some of the menu and then on a further review the environment inside the location, servicing and food or drinks are served, do not forget to capture the moment while our togetherness by displaying  Local Guides Logo then upload on social media with the hashtag #LocalGuides and mention to @LocalGuides, so that the organizer can know our activity as the first assessment criterion of the challenges. I feel fortunate to join in group 1, as it have people who have sophisticated equipment, there are have Portable Wifi, DSLR Camera, 360 Camera and etc.

A little review about our meeting point is Kedai27, this shop is open from 06:30 until 21:30 selling a variety of beverages such as various coffee, tea, blended drinks, cold drinks, hot drinks, some snacks menu, and the main course is some Indonesian foods. Building models is open without a door, it is suitable for just hanging out with friends or spend the time, the mainstay menu is a variety of coffee, I have tried ice cappucino. well, it's delicious not too sweet with special cappucino flavor and refreshing aroma, they serve quickly and friendly, about the price is also very reasonable.

The first place we visit is Yoo Hoo restaurant, open from 12:00 until 23:00 selling typical Korean food and dessert menu is very varied, had outdoor seating, had doorman who is ready to open the door when guests come and go, you should not miss the environment in the room, there were some unique spots, I call it romantic with beautiful minimalist ornaments, very suitable if you bring your girlfriend or boyfriend there, but also available for groups because there are long table. I ordered the Black Burger because its look unique and I never seen before, why it's named balck burger because the burger bun is colored charcoal, with a juicy chicken fillet that tastes spicy and with sliced cheese. well, I give 5 Stars for this restaurant.

The second place we visit is Ayam Kluruk restaurant, open from 16:00 until 23:00, had outdoor seating and they had doorman too, classic style building from the outside to the inside room suitable for those who want to reminisce, of course the main menu is kremes (crunchy) fried chicken, the chicken meat is very soft and when bitten tasted crunchy equipped with kremes (crunchy) topping, the specials beverage menu here are ice kluruk & ice chocolate grass jelly. Overall I give it 5 Stars for service, environment and flavor of foods.

To pursue the time and number of reviews, our group decided to split into two, the rest of the money too. The third place we visit is Kapok Lombok restaurant, rustic atmosphere Javanese typical instantly felt there with the shape of the building as joglo traditional house, the waiters dress in traditional Javanese, the main menu are Javanese traditional food, among others are Nasi Kucing, Satay, Pepesan, Botokan, Nasi Kuning, and etc. also had variety of Javanese traditional snacks and drinks. we buy Ote-ote, Tahu Isi (stuffed fried tofu), Martabak, Sate Ayam Bumbu Pedas (chicken satay spicy seasonings),  black rice ice, the chicken satay is spicy flavor was not burned with charcoal as madura satay but was like in steam and then wrapped with the spicy flavor, very smooth and spicy. when we take some photos the environment inside and the foods the waitress asked about our activity, once we explain that we are following the activities google local guides and doing some reviews of the locations that we visit the waitress finally allow and explain that the restaurant was a bit worry they mainstay menus will be imitated.

The fourth place we visit is Goodies Pizza, open from 11:30 until 22:00, had outdoor seating and no doorman there, the environment in the room was very comfortable with the wall display texas style, there are about 11 menus of pizza variants, some desserts and cold and hot drinks. we ordered one seafood combo pizza, one chicken rush pizza and 1 pasta authentic goodies. the thickness of the pizza is very thin makes it crunchy, very tasty, topping with fits composition between the main topping and cheese not excessive, did not take long time from we order until the food was served, I give it 4 stars for this restaurant.

Because the time is running out and there is no enough money for us then we go back to the meeting point and few moments later the organizer announce group most visiting locations and reviewing is not from my group. Well, even we did not win but I am very happy to be part of the google local guides food crawl surabaya this time, I was able to meet with new people, with the great people of google Indonesia, and knowing the purpose the activity of local guides community. I cannot wait to join in the next event

Create Movie With Google Photos

After my previous post about the animation feature on google photos (Create Gif Animation With Google Photos), there is another interesting feature in google photos that's movie. 
This feature allows you to create a movie from several photos or videos, or combination of both. 
This feature is only available on google photos with android version on the menu assistant, it is not available on web browser.