International

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Philippine Senator Grace Poe, a leading independent presidential candidate, is stumping on a platform that includes intellectual property reform designed to strengthen the local movie and music industries, bringing them up to par with other Asian territories. Piracy has been rampant in the Philippines since the 1990s and through the aughts. A study showed a 75% revenue […]

Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Nostalgia buffs who favor Nintendo Co.’s 1983 Family Computer video console will get a new music fix courtesy of Columbus Circle, which will release “8Bit Music Power,” a collection of classic chiptunes. The Japanese accessories manufacturer says the collection of 12 original tunes is the first new commercial Famicon cartridge release in 21 years. It will initially be available in […]

‘Vedalam’ Has ’em Dancing in Aisles

‘Vedalam’ Has ’em Dancing in Aisles

India’s Vedalam has been a huge hit over the holiday weekend of Deepavali, or Festival of Lights, with songs by 25-year-old composer and music director Anirudh Ravichander getting audiences out of their seats and dancing in the theater aisles, according to news reports. The story of a taxi driver who finds himself on the wrong side of some […]