Asia's Maddening Music Biz

Universal Music is on a star search for hot acts in China and Japan, but illegal file-sharing and CD piracy woes present major headaches

Young, urban Asian consumers are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet, and they love their music. Teens and twentysomethings in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong are "mashing up" music and video content from every imaginable source by integrating applications from their feature-laden mobile handsets, personal computers, and the Net.

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