MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Music hit maker David Foster says he's always on the lookout for fresh talent, and Asia with its huge population seems to have a lot of it.
Foster is in Manila for a concert with Natalie Cole, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, Filipino singer Charice Pempengco and new Filipino talent Mark Mabasa.
Foster told The Associated Press on Monday that Filipinos have an edge because, like the Beatles, they grew up on American music and from there formulate their own sound.
The record producer and composer of hit songs said Asians are figuring out how to dominate the world with their music, with K-pop in South Korea well on its way to doing so.
Foster has mentored Charice, who broke into the global music industry through popularity on YouTube.