SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Korea brought the world K-Pop. India, the music of Bollywood. Could the chaotic, fast-growing region of Southeast Asia be a new hotbed for hip hop?
The unveiling of its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore on Tuesday came with a performance from six newly-signed rappers – whose bleached hair, gold jewellery and baggy clothing jarred somewhat with the business hotel backdrop.
“We are making a bet on hip hop but I think it’s a pretty safe one,” said Adam Granite, who oversees UMG’s market development in Asia. Read more here…
WELLINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Zealand will be home again to hairy feet and pointed-ear Hobbits after Amazon Studios confirmed the Pacific country will be the location for its new “The Lord of the Rings” series, a TV show widely tipped to be the most expensive ever made. (Read more here)