ASEAN Be Our Rock & Pop Soul Competition comes to City

The ASEAN "Be Our Rock&Pop Soul" Music Competition 2015, will be held in Vietnam for the first time in early September.

Presented by Vietnam Music and Arts Education (VMA), in association with Trinity College, London, and Boom Box Entertainment, the musical event is aimed at youth under the age of 30 from six countries: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam.

The eligible contestants (soloists or bands) have to register and submit their video entries, which will then be reviewed and selected by the judges for the semi-final round on September 6.

The contest's four judges are Senior Vice-President of Trinity College, London, Asia Tyler Smith, CEO of record label BMBX Entertainment Kelly Chew, artist manager of Thai singer Tata Young Myke Brown, and Vietnamese singer Thanh Bui, a judge of Vietnam Idol 2015.

The winner of the music competition will receive prizes worth up to US$25,000 and other prizes from Trinity College and BMBX Entertainment. The final round will take place on September 7 at the Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thanh Bui was in the top eight of the Australian Idol 2008 contest. He is now the principal of Soul Music Academy in Ho Chi Minh City.