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Asia ( (listen), also UK: ) is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe, and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa and Europe. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Its 4.7 billion people constitutes roughly 60% of the world's population.In general terms, Asia is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. The border of Asia with Europe is a historical and cultural construct, as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. It is somewhat arbitrary and has moved since its first conception in classical antiquity. The division of Eurasia into two continents reflects East–West cultural, linguistic, and ethnic differences, some of which vary on a spectrum rather than with a sharp dividing line. A commonly accepted division places Asia to the east of the Suez Canal separating it from Africa; and to the east of the Turkish Straits, the Ural Mountains and Ural River, and to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas, separating it from Europe.China and India alternated in being the largest economies in the world from 1 to 1800 CE. China was a major economic power and attracted many to the east, and for many the legendary wealth and prosperity of the ancient culture of India personified Asia, attracting European commerce, exploration and colonialism. The accidental discovery of a trans-Atlantic route from Europe to America by Columbus while in search for a route to India demonstrates this deep fascination. The Silk Road became the main east–west trading route in the Asian hinterlands while the Straits of Malacca stood as a major sea route. Asia has exhibited economic dynamism (particularly East Asia) as well as robust population growth during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen. Asia was the birthplace of most of the world's mainstream religions including Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, as well as many other religions.

Given its size and diversity, the concept of Asia—a name dating back to classical antiquity—may actually have more to do with human geography than physical geography. Asia varies greatly across and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. It also has a mix of many different climates ranging from the equatorial south via the hot desert in the Middle East, temperate areas in the east and the continental centre to vast subarctic and polar areas in Siberia.

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August 10, 2022

The Rose announce world tour dates in North and South America, Europe and Asia

The South Korean pop-rock band have also announced an exclusive contract with label and management company Transparent Arts The post The Rose announce world tour dates in North and South America, Europe and Asia appeared first on NME.

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August 9, 2022

Billboard Expands in Asia With Launch of Billboard China

The new edition will aid in bringing global pop music to Chinese fans and expose Chinese artists and music to an international audience.

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August 8, 2022

The Rose Inks Label Partnership With Transparent Arts Ahead of Album, World Tour

The Korean pop-rock quartet's extensive tour route includes North America, South America, Europe and Asia dates.

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July 27, 2022

Lollapalooza announces expansion into India in January 2023

Marking the festival’s debut in Asia The post Lollapalooza announces expansion into India in January 2023 appeared first on NME.

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July 27, 2022

Lollapalooza Expands to India in 2023, Marking Festival’s Asia Debut

The inaugural edition, scheduled for January of 2023 in Mumbai and will feature 60% international acts.

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July 26, 2022

Colleen Ironside, One of ‘Most Respected’ Promoters in Asia, Has Died

The Australasian music industry is remembering Ironside for her no-nonsense attitude, her sharp wit and her ability to make tough tasks seem effortless.

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July 21, 2022

Exotic Snakebites Have Spiked In The UK Over The Last Decade

According to The World Health Organisation, there are over 250 venomous snake species, mostly native to Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania.

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July 11, 2022

BTS’ V & Friends Hit the Beach in ‘In the Soop: Friendcation’ Teaser Trailer: Watch

The show will premiere on July 22 in Korea and the Asia-Pacific region.

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June 24, 2022

Executive Turntable: Atlantic Advances SVP; Roc Nation School Staffs Up

Also: Milan Rokic was named svp of AEG Presents Asia and Clark Mims Tedesco and Jamie Younger were each promoted to vp at Warner Music Nashville.

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June 16, 2022

Wonho Busts Out and Breaks Down Barriers With New Album and (Possible) New Tour

The new album marks a new era for Wonho, who is hoping to finally be able to meet his fans outside of Asia for the first time

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May 27, 2022

VF Corp’s Latest Earnings Report Hints at Opening New Supreme Stores in Asia

In a transcript of an earnings call from this month, potential "new Asia store opportunities" are discussed when talking about the brand's immediate future.

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May 27, 2022

Live Nation Electronic Asia’s Label & Management Group Partners With Astralwerks, Capitol Records

Working with LNEA's Fabled Records, the deal is focused on raising the global profiles of Chinese electronic music and artists.

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May 26, 2022

aespa, Jung Ho-yeon and more featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2022

This year's entertainment and sports category also included Warren Hue, Pyra, Yung Raja and more The post aespa, Jung Ho-yeon and more featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2022 appeared first on NME.

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May 20, 2022

FestivalPass Unveils Subscription Platform For Live Entertainment, Eyes Expansion: Exclusive

The first likely expansion will be to Europe followed by Australia, founder Ed Vincent explains. Other markets of interest include Asia and Latin America.

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May 17, 2022

SEVENTEEN share North American dates for 2022 ‘Be The Sun’ world tour

The boyband are also set to tour Asia and Japan later this year The post SEVENTEEN share North American dates for 2022 ‘Be The Sun’ world tour appeared first on NME.

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May 14, 2022

Epik High announce 2022 tour of Asia and Australia

The Korean hip-hop group will perform in Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Jakarta – with more stops to be announced The post Epik High announce 2022 tour of Asia and Australia appeared first on NME.

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May 13, 2022

Executive Turntable: Spotify Hires New Global Hits Head; BMG Taps Neighboring Rights Chief

Also: UMPG onboards an A&R vp and Warner Music Group announces a DEI director for Asia.

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May 12, 2022

(G)I-DLE announce 2022 world tour: North America, Asia and more stops confirmed

The Korean girl group will tour the United States, Mexico, Chile, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and Singapore The post (G)I-DLE announce 2022 world tour: North America, Asia and more stops confirmed appeared first on NME.

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April 26, 2022

Sigur Rós announce Asia tour dates for August 2022

The band will perform in Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Thailand The post Sigur Rós announce Asia tour dates for August 2022 appeared first on NME.

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April 12, 2022

DPR announce UK, European and North American dates for upcoming 2022 world tour

Meanwhile, dates for the Asia-Pacific region will be revealed in the future The post DPR announce UK, European and North American dates for upcoming 2022 world tour appeared first on NME.

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March 23, 2022

Sony Music Opens Singapore Office, Shifting Asia Hub From Hong Kong

The new SE Asian headquarters will house Sony companies for recorded music, publishing and label services firm The Orchard.

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March 3, 2022

Spotify Relaunches Flagship K-Pop Playlist as K-Pop ON! (온)

“As music lovers, we get how exciting the world of K-pop is and what it means to the fans who follow it wholeheartedly,” says Kossy Ng, Spotify’s Head Of Music in Asia.

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February 25, 2022

Breakdancer Asia One trying to raise $80,000 to rescue Afghan hip-hop dancers from Taliban

“These artists have risked their lives to peacefully express their views, spur hope, and provide a voice to marginalized groups” The post Breakdancer Asia One trying to raise $80,000 to rescue Afghan hip-hop dancers from Taliban appeared first on NME.

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February 22, 2022

UMG Launches Def Jam India Amid Hip-Hop Boom

The new sub-label, which follows Def Jam’s expansions in Southeast Asia and Africa, launches with rappers Dino James and Fotty Seven.

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February 15, 2022

Eventim Live Asia Hires Samantha Tzovolos and Mike Galt

CTS Eventim's expansion into emerging Asian markets continues.

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January 14, 2022

J-Pop Singer/Songwriter Fujii Kaze Drops ‘Kirari’ Remix EP

The EP features remixes by artists from around Asia.

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January 11, 2022

BandLab NME Awards 2022 announce winners in Australia and all-new Asia categories

The Kid LAROI, Genesis Owusu, Warren Hue, Subsonic Eye and more have come out on top The post BandLab NME Awards 2022 announce winners in Australia and all-new Asia categories appeared first on NME.

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November 29, 2021

Taiwanese Artists Made Noise at Midem Digital Edition This Year

Taiwan takes its content creators seriously. The island nation has become one of Asia’s vital creative nodes, with digitally savvy creatives making everything from viral social media videos to groundbreaking immersive experiences. Crucially, the Taiwanese government has also created a professional organization to support those creators, the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). TAICCA is an […]

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November 4, 2021

Warner Music Promotes Chris Gobalakrishna, Jonathan Serbin to ‘Accelerate’ Asia Strategy

Warner Music Group is taking another step towards realizing its ambitions for Asia, with the appointment of Chris Gobalakrishna and Jonathan Serbin to jointly oversee operations across the region.

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October 13, 2021

Lee Hyori to host the upcoming 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

She was chosen as the host because "she embodied the values that [the organisers] wanted to embrace" The post Lee Hyori to host the upcoming 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Asia in Asia - Live at The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983

June 10, 2022

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Only Time Will Tell (Asia In Asia: MTV Satellite Telecast To America, Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, 6 December 1983) [USA Time] [2022 Remix]

May 11, 2022

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Sole Survivor (Asia In Asia: MTV Satellite Telecast To America, Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, 6 December 1983) [USA Time] [2022 Remix]

April 20, 2022

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Here Comes the Feeling [(Asia In Asia: MTV Satellite Telecast To America, Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, 6 December 1983) [USA Time] [2022 Remix]]

March 18, 2022

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The Official Live Bootlegs, Vol. 1

November 26, 2021

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Heat of the Moment (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982)

November 9, 2021

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Time Again (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007)

October 12, 2021

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Aurora (Live)

May 28, 2021

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Symfonia - Live in Bulgaria 2013

February 24, 2017

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An Extraordinary Life (Live)

February 17, 2017

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Only Time Will Tell (Live)

January 27, 2017

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British Live Performance Series

June 24, 2016

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Phoenix: Special Edition

April 29, 2016

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Recollections: A Tribute To British Prog

March 24, 2014

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Gravitas

March 19, 2014

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XXX

June 20, 2012

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Omega

April 21, 2010

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Phoenix

April 11, 2008

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Fantasia: Live in Tokyo

June 21, 2007

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The Definitive Collection

September 12, 2006

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Gold

June 14, 2005

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Aqua

January 1, 1992

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Then & Now

January 1, 1990

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Astra

January 1, 1985

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Alpha

January 1, 1983

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Asia

March 8, 1982

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