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Vote-rigging Suspicions Undermine Reputation of K-pop Audition Shows

Vote-rigging Suspicions Undermine Reputation of K-pop Audition Shows

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As police have been speeding up a probe into snowballing allegations of vote rigging at a popular K-pop TV series of “Produce 101,” South Korean cable channel Mnet is seeing its sensational competition show lineup lose its decadelong reputation on the entertainment scene both at home and abroad. Launched [...]

Roaring K-pop Boom Reverses Fate of Declining CDs and Other Tangible Albums

Roaring K-pop Boom Reverses Fate of Declining CDs and Other Tangible Albums

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The roaring K-pop boom in South Korea is reviving the fate of perishing CD music and other physical music record formats. Since the early 2000s, compact disc as a music distribution format has been increasingly replaced by other digital storage and distribution formats such as internet streaming. Reversing the [...]

With Tears and Sweat, BTS Wraps Up Globe-trotting Concert Tour in Home Country

With Tears and Sweat, BTS Wraps Up Globe-trotting Concert Tour in Home Country

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Tears and sweat wrapped up K-pop superband BTS’ year-long world concert tour in the capital of their home country on Tuesday. The famous home ARMY’s fan chant consecutively naming the seven BTS members brought to a close BTS’ “Love Yourself” world tour at the thundering Olympic Stadium in southern [...]