QUOTE(supernovasp @ Aug 21 2006, 10:52 PM) [snapback]2204927[/snapback]
Vietnam forbid the translation of other songs except if they bought the right, also usually only amature singers copy other people songs. But damn all Thuy nga, Asia, Van Son etc. for stealing all the korean, chinese, thai and other god knows what countries songs.
I totally disagree with you there. Most of the songs on Van Son, PbN, and Asia are written by Vietnamese song writers. I have to admit that most of the songs are written before 75'; however, they are all written by Vietnamese. Now, let's discuss why most of the young, modern songs you've listen to during between 1992 - 2002 are Chinese, that's because we've have just gotten through a war and people are worrying about their lives and family first instead of writing music; although, there are still good songs being produced, but not a whole lot. Plus, during that time, Chinese movie are very popular, so when people see the movies they tend to familiarize themselves with the songs that are in the movies. Now, let's back to the PbN, Van Son, and Asia thingy, yes, they do sing a few foreign songs once in awhile, but, they list the song on and specicically stated that it's a foreign song. Plus, whenever they do topics like "Music Around the World", of course they have to use songs from other countries, the title speaks for itself. Lastly, I just wanted to say that if you want to listen to cool, modern Vietnamese songs with good beat and lyrics, drop by my website. I have tons of songs there that are written by a few young Vietnamese artists, and I think you will enjoy them. I used to listen to translated songs, and I have to admit they are good; however, most of them being translated and all sort of lost their meaning. Most of the songs's lyrics are almost the same. Now, that we have tons of young artists with good songs, I slowly stop listening to foreign songs. In fact, lately, I only listen to the songs that are written by a young Vietnamese artist by the name of Luong Bang Quang. You will see what I meant if you visit my website. http://www.trnguyen.com
----> click on the music link, once you are there.