Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— People worldwide now can enjoy Vietnamese music on YouTube by Phương Nam Film, one of the HCM City’s leading music, film producers and distributors.
Hundreds of shows and programmes on contemporary music, mostly produced by film studios and music producers in HCM City in the 1990s, have been redistributed on YouTube to meet the demand of fans for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, according to Phương Nam Film.
Highlighted shows, including Pop-Rock Sài Gòn 92, Trịnh Công Sơn – Chìm Dưới Cơn Mưa (Trịnh Công Sơn-In the Rain) and Đón Xuân 1994 (Welcome Spring 1994), feature singers, musicians and composers who played a role in the country’s contemporary music scene.
Live shows of pop stars Mỹ Linh, Hồng Hạnh, Cẩm Ly, Thu Minh, and the pop bands Ba Con Mèo (Three Cats) and Đen Trắng (Black-White) have been distributed on VHS tapes and are still top hits among fans today.
The other productions are also being distributed on VHS tapes.
“We decided to share these productions on YouTube because we know that many Vietnamese at home and abroad love listening to Vietnamese music in the 1990s,” said Phan Mộng Thúy, director of Phương Nam Film, the copyright owner.
V-pop or nhạc trẻ (youth music) is a musical genre of Vietnamese music from the 1990s to now. It was creative and innovative in the last 20 years and appeals not only to locals but fans in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
In 1995, V-pop helped to develop the industry in a professional way, producing young stars Lam Trường, Đan Trường and Cẩm Ly, who are still big faces today.
In 1997, the annual Làn Sóng Xanh (Green Waves) Awards for best singers, best bands, best musicians and composers of the year from Voice of Việt Nam were founded and marked the country’s new era of music.
Numerous artists such as Hồ Quỳnh Hương and Thanh Thảo developed their careers in new genres of R&B, dance and EDM.
The artists were a source of passion for their younger colleagues, including pop idols Sơn Tùng-MTP, Noo Phước Thịnh and Đông Nhi, who dominate the industry today. – VNS