I believe Malaysian already familiar with Asmin Mudian, one of the well known composers in Malaysia. One of his songs, Sayang kinabalu had been chosen Sabah tourism promotional theme songs.
Sayang Kinabalu was wrote around 1992 when Asmin was studying in the Teacher's College in Kelantan. Sayang kinabalu was released in 1997 under Roslan Aziz Production but not turn out well. This song one again release in 2001 through his brother’s album under Ethnic Music Production (EMP) distributed by Sky Line Enterprise. This album was sold about 15,000 copies. These songs had his own special attraction not in a music arrangement only but the message of this songs. This song explains what special tings, places, kamataan celebration in Sabah are by chose Mounth Kinabalu as main object.
Sayang Kinabalu have at lease fiver version so far deejay re-mixed, hip-hop, alcapella, bamboo orchestra and in full Dusun language. This songs was accepted very well by public and already labeled as evergreen song, so that is the main point Sayang Kinabalu had been chosen Sabah tourism promotional theme songs for 10 years.
:D hehehhehe.. guess how did Asmin Mudin get paid for his song royalty? I hope more local composer will work hard produce quality songs because music really can help you to make money. Good luck .