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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 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 6, 2019

The Lunar New Year marks a new start. As the new chapter begins, what could we expecting from the Asian TV industry in this Golden Year of the Pig?

I’ve visited the annual Asia TV Forum held last December in Singapore. Compared to many others, the ATF is still one of th...

December 30, 2016

We did a quick roundup of observations made in the music streaming industry this year. 

Taking reference from recently released Digital McKinsey’s report, “The beat of progress: The rise of music streaming in Asia”, it’s invigorating to know that while As...

October 1, 2016

More than just CDs, we take a look at how entertainment companies are re-innovating the wheel to make their artists relevant. 

One of the main sources of revenue for music labels and entertainment companies were CDs and those limited edition box sets (those that hard co...

September 17, 2016

EDM has taken Asia by storm and shows no signs of stopping. The best is yet to come and here’s why. 

EDM isn’t a new music genre to many, given its popularization starting in the mid-2000s from the US. Eventually more European EDM musicians such as David Guetta, Bob Sin...

August 7, 2016

With reference from the 27th Golden Melody Awards Festival's "Marketing Strategies & Trends in the Digital Era" panel, here's a comprehensive summary on today's challenges and tomorrow's trends.

The Golden Melody Awards’ Festival organizing team recently relea...

July 20, 2016

A fair question as we haven't seen much impact made internationally since Jpop's glorious days in the 90's.

The broad answer to that? “No”. You may ask “why?”. While Japan has enjoyed (and in some aspects, continue to enjoy) its glorious days, Jpop has had one very...

July 8, 2016

Afterthoughts from this year's Golden Melody Awards and what makes Mandopop's millennial fans tick?

I’d recently attended the 27th Golden Melody Awards held in Taipei late June. The night was a long yet eventful and entertaining one. For anyone who’d grew up w...

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