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BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, the producer of the K-pop phenomenon BTS, made Billboard’s list of “25 Top Innovators” who are “Music’s New Power Generation,” Billboard said on its website on Friday. “The K-populist: BTS — the seven-man K-pop band that South Korean songwriter-producer-executive Bang assembled in 2010 — catapulted into Western-pop [...]

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A student-run academic course has been launched at the University of California, Berkeley, to explore the phenomenal success of K-pop boy band BTS and its growing global impact, the school’s website showed Thursday. The 2-unit course, “Next Generation Leaders: BTS,” opened as part of the UC Berkeley’s Democratic Education [...]

iKon, Chungha to Perform at U.S. Annual Music Festival

iKon, Chungha to Perform at U.S. Annual Music Festival

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop stars including boy band iKon and solo artist Chungha, will perform for a K-pop showcase during the U.S. annual music festival South by Southwest (SXSW), the American event’s website showed Thursday. “(The Korea Creative Content Agency) is back for their 7th annual SXSW Music Festival showcase,” the website [...]