Vietnam's music industry

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End of an era: Ngọt’s 10-year indie legacy

Ngọt or Sweet, a young indie band, brought a breath of fresh air when they entered the music scene a decade ago and were one of the top trendsetters in Vietnam's music scene until their recent split.

Hanoi, a city of music in the making

The Hanoi people's love for music, the preservation of traditional genres as well as the openness to modern ones, and the sprouting of music venues in the capital can help make Hanoi  "the city of music events".

Two concerts officially confirmed the cancellation of Ngọt band

No one knows exactly why the Ngọt band suddenly stopped performing after 10 years of making music.

Vietnam’s Rock: re-energizing itself or fading away?

The road back to the golden age of Vietnamese rock music is still bumpy and thorny. Optimism is what is needed now for Vietnam’s rock to turn the clock back after several years of silence.

Vietnamese musicians release new hits in March

The month of March saw the release of new singles from a number of Vietnamese musicians and singers.

Gen Z pop singers scoop awards at Lan Song Xanh Music Awards 2023

The 26th Lan Song Xanh (Green Wave) Music Awards honoring singers and musicians who have made outstanding contributions to Vietnamese music took place at Hoa Binh Theater in HCMC on January 24.

International conference on music to get underway in Hanoi

A number of Vietnamese and foreign musicians, scholars, and experts are expected to gather at an international conference on music on October 20 - 21 to seek ways to develop the Vietnamese music industry.

Branding music festivals requires breakthrough solutions

Hanoi plans to host more international music festivals, reinforcing its brand as a UNESCO Creative City.

HCM City to host piano competition open to contestants of all nationalities

The Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music has launched a piano competition for contestants of all nationalities and different ages, with the ultimate aim of becoming a destination for pianists from across the world.

Vietnamese-Japanese rock band releases debut album

Vietnamese rock band KURROCK, based in Japan, is set to release their highly-anticipated debut album titled KURROCK: VƯỢT on June 30, following the success of their tour in VN during 2022-2023.

Vietnam's new wave of female songwriters

New young female artists are willing to experiment with a wide range of music genres and show variety in their songs, contributing to the diversification of Vietnam's music industry.

Vietnamese American singer releases new MV in Vietnam

Vietnamese American singer Ha Phuong and her friend – actor Tran Sang have launched an MV entitled “Ben Do Chieu Mua”.

Spreading Vietnamese music across borders

According to musician Quoc Trung, collaboration with foreign composers and singers is still a long way to go for Vietnamese music to gain a foothold in the international market.

Music industry in 2022: new works, copyright cases

The Vietnamese music market had a sublime 2022, blooming after a long period of repression because of the pandemic.

American EDM band wants to 'bring Vietnamese music to the world'

Hotel Lobby - the famous EDM band in the US - has selected Vietnam as a destination in the near future.

Young singers entertain fans with new content

Young Vietnamese singers have been busy bringing new music content to audiences from now to the year end.

Gen Z defines new music trends

Later than the general trend, in 2018, the Vietnamese music market saw the first seeds of the Gen Z that sprouted and quickly exploded.

Music video content stirs controversy

Many music videos (MVs) speak back-slang or use euphemisms, implying sexual behaviors. Others are offensive due to the artists’ own perspectives.