Kukuh Rizal Arfianto

Co-Founder & Director | Sun Eater

Kukuh Rizal Arfianto


Kukuh Rizal Arfianto is the director and co-founder of Sun Eater, a Jakarta, Indonesia-based hybrid music and entertainment company. A hard worker whose friends joke that he hates sleep, Arfianto is at the forefront of shaping today’s Indonesian music industry and introducing it to the world through prestigious speaking engagements at the Convergence: Music + Art + Technology exhibition in London, the Golden Melody Festival in Taipei, LUC Fest at Tainan, Seoul’s Zandari Festa and more.

Upon graduating from Bandung Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in craft design, Arfianto’s career began in brand marketing that led him to working for top-tier multinational corporations such as Nike Indonesia and Philip Morris International. His passion for music eventually landed him the director position at homegrown enterprise Double Deer, through which he acted as co-curator for the 2018 edition of Soundrenaline, one of Indonesia’s biggest and longest-running music festivals.

In 2019, Arfianto took a leap of faith to form Sun Eater, an innovative and versatile music company that encompasses a record label, talent management, content production and a creative hub and is currently home to established and up-and-coming artists such as Hindia, .Feast, Agatha Pricilla, Lomba Sihir, Rayhan Noor, Mantra Vutura, Aldrian Risjad, and its latest addition, the virtual group G/A/T/E. By continuously pushing traditional industry boundaries and rewriting what it is to be a record label, Arfianto and Sun Eater are set to be part of the vanguard that changes Indonesian music for years to come


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