Megamix Militia is a collaborative project designed to problematize cultural production practices within the intersections of media technology convergence and increasing control of copyright regime. This project is realized in phases of artists’ co-production, where each process will result a music compilation. As a conceptual framework, this project departs fromthe everyday tensions between burgeoning concepts of cultural property against the background of copyrights norms and its realization within sharing-culture, which currently gains more prominence with the proliferation of digital technology.
The aim of this activity is at least threefold. Firstly, it aims at disentangling the complexity of the meaning of authenticity and authorship in the field of cultural production. The second is an attempt to frame the multiplicity of copying practices in local music scenes, ranging from cover-version, remix, repurposing and so forth. And last and not least it seeks to map out the economic and political structures that enable and limits sharing-culture practices in a shifting digital landscape. This project curated by Wok The Rock as part of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center‘s media and technology convergence research in Indonesia.