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Growth of Music industry in Malaysia

The music industry in Malaysia is a vibrant and diverse industry with a rich history and a growing market. Malaysian music is influenced by a variety of cultures, including Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western, and it is a reflection of the country’s multi-ethnic society.


The Malaysian music industry is mainly focused on popular music genres such as pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, and electronic dance music (EDM). The industry is supported by various organizations and associations such as the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), which represents the local music industry and promotes Malaysian music globally.


Every year, awards like Anugerah Juara Lagu is held by TV3 since 1986 as an initiative to help local artists to grow. Criatiriea like lyrics, vocals, and melody were rated for this award. Thus, local artists are always keen to compete with each other to be awarded in this prestigious ceremony to reach engagement among locals.


The Malaysian music industry has grown with the help of online platforms like Spotify, Youtube Music, and a local online platform like MyPentas that helps artists to gain exposure by posting their content. Besides, Social media also give a massive impact on their content engagements.

Popular Malaysian Artist

Some of the most popular Malaysian artists include Siti Nurhaliza, Yuna, Faizal Tahir, Zee Avi, and Hujan. In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of independent and alternative music, with artists such as Bil Musa and Bittersweet gaining a strong following.

Issues and Challanges

The industry has faced challenges in recent years, including issues with piracy and illegal downloading. However, the government has implemented various measures to combat piracy and promote legal music consumption, including launching anti-piracy campaigns and offering tax incentives to music industry players.

Overall, the Malaysian music industry continues to evolve and grow, with a thriving local scene and increasing global recognition.

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