Minister of Laws and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Yasonna Laolly, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, officially appointed Putri Ariani, a 17 years old singer songwriter, as the 2023 Intellectual Property Ambassador. In this role, Putri shall partner with the Ministry in promoting the importance of intellectual property protection especially to young generation.
At the same occasion, the Minister also ceremoniously delivered copyright recordation certificates for two songs written by Putri – “Loneliness” and “Permata Indah Dunia (World’s Beautiful Jewel)” – to the talented teenager, one of which was performed when she contested in the second week of America’s Got Talent Season 18 in March 2023 where she was granted the Golden Buzzer from the show’s judge and creator Simon Cowell.
Putri Ariani is a stage name used by the teenager, who was born as Ariani Nisma Putri in Bangkinang, Riau, Indonesia. A Javanese-Minangkabau descent, her birth was premature due to placenta praevia condition of her mother. Putri has been totally blind in both eyes from she was three months old due to suffering from retinopathy of prematurity.
Despite her disabilities, her musical talents have been prominent since early ages when she learned music as an autodidact without joining any vocal lessons. Participating in various musical contests since she was seven years old, Putri joined the second season of Indonesia’s Got Talent in 2014 where she emerged victoriously as the winner. She also actively performed her songs in her YouTube Channels. Since 2021, she is enrolled at Yogyakarta Musical High School (SMM) and took major flute specialization.
Recently in June 2023, Putri was granted Advance Indonesia Scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology to further her education to the Juilliard School in New York, United States of America.
Putri released her first studio album in 2016 with Satrio Piningit Records entitled “Melihat dengan Hati (Seeing with Heart)”. Aside from the album, so far she also has written and released several singles and collaborated with other musicians and performers, including a performance at the opening ceremony of Asian Para Games 2018 in Surakarta, Central Java.
By granting her the role of Intellectual Property Ambassador, the Ministry of Laws and Human Rights expected that aside from raising awareness on IPR, Putri could also inspire children and teenagers in Indonesia, including those with disabilities, to not refrain from pursuing their talents and reaching their dreams.