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August 15, 2019

If you’re a news junkie in search of alternative media sources discussing taboo topics and snooping around online, you must have heard of online media company, Asian Boss. Contrary to most traditional news publications, Asian Boss singles out topics few dare to openly...

July 30, 2019

This last week had a lot going for Korean hip-hop singer/songwriter, pH-1. For starters, it was his birthday on July 23. Happy Birthday, Harry! Following the special day, he released new songs for the summer and did a special interview on the podcast show, "K-pop Daeba...

July 25, 2019

Staying on the topic of podcasts for a little more, this post touches upon some podcast shows made in Asia. They range from lifestyle, entertainment and technology. We’ll briefly introduce the content and take closer look at promotions strategies deployed.

Business & Te...

June 17, 2019

The term podcast stemmed from Apple’s “iPod" and “broadcast”, typically an episodic series of digital audio files which users download to listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud or in China, Ximalaya. Rapid user and revenue growth is observed in the US and is show...

May 24, 2019

In early May, I had the privilege to personally meet with top Q-pop boyband, Ninety One, in Seoul. Thanks to JUZ Entertainment for granting the exclusive opportunity to ask some of the pressing questions I had about the boys and Q-pop in general. For that, Ninety One t...

May 10, 2019

We’re barely halfway through the year, yet there’s already so much excitement going on in the Video on Demand space. First up with the big guys like Disney announcing the launch of Disney+, Netflix dishing out it’s latest original, “Street Food”, Viu’s launch of pan As...

April 28, 2019

Every last weekend of the month starting today, Soundboard Asia will honor an artist for the Artist Spotlight feature, highlighting their talent, noteworthy successes and struggles within the entertainment industry. The first, whom we’ll take a closer look at his music...

April 18, 2019

You might be thinking pop music from Qatar? Good guess, but Q-pop represents pop music from Kazakhstan. The music scene in Kazakhstan is thriving with more dynamic growth than one might expect. Today, we introduce you Q-pop. 
 


When speaking of Kazakhstan, one might th...

April 11, 2019

Series Mania 2019 had a better than expected outing this time in Lille, France. Singapore icon, Eric Khoo graced the event to present HBO Asia original, “Folklore”, nominated for the Festival’s International Panorama competition category. Here are some of the highlight...

April 9, 2019

Series Mania 2019 had a splendid conclusion in Lille, France on March 30. Four Asian series were presented and nominated in the International Panorama and Short Form categories. Here are some of the highlights. 

This year’s Series Mania was said to be double the sc...

March 26, 2019

Continuing with my recent Shanghai and Hangzhou trip, conversations with industry friends and general observations led to what I’d call an eye-opening experience. Here’s a snapshot of learnings captured. 

When one speaks of China, it’s common to hear the phrase, “China...

March 18, 2019

If you’re in China without a VPN, you could face some trouble using the installed apps on your phone. Without further ado, here’s a cheatsheet of apps to download for a hassle-free travel to China. 


 

Baidu (百度): Like how Google is for the rest of the world, Baidu is th...

March 11, 2019

From the 80s till present day, we've seen a wave of entertainment trends span from Hong Kong, Taiwan to Japan and Korea. Here's a short summary of what we've seen and possibly what's to come.

Recently did a presentation of the evolution of Asian popular culture in East...

February 21, 2019

Series Mania turns 10 this year and has unveiled their 2019 line-up yesterday. Not only is it a diverse one, but some Asia TV shows made the cut too. Which ones though? 

Series Mania held a press conference in both Lille and Paris on February 20, announcing the lineup o...

February 15, 2019

With a 10-year long history where it all began in France, Series Mania is extending its reach to Asia, getting to know some of the region’s freshest TV series.

Series Mania, while almost every avid TV lover has heard of it in France, it’s relatively unknown in Asia. I’l...

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