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BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Responding to a wild outcry by fans, BTS canceled its plan to release a new Japanese song in collaboration with a Japanese producer accused of chauvinism and misogyny. “Due to reasons concerning the production, the track list for the Japanese album scheduled for release in November will be changed. [...]

Brands Increasingly Hire TV Celebs Who Are Fans of Their Products

Brands Increasingly Hire TV Celebs Who Are Fans of Their Products

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The established practice of a handful of top stars dominating various advertisements is becoming a norm of the past. Instead, the delivery of a model’s genuine quality via advertisements has become a new marketing strategy within the ad industry. According to industry insiders, there have been an increasing number [...]

BTS to Be First Korean Artist Nominated for American Music Awards

BTS to Be First Korean Artist Nominated for American Music Awards

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop phenomenon BTS has been nominated for the annual American Music Awards (AMAs), slated for Oct. 9, becoming the first Korean act to receive such recognition, according to its organizer Thursday. “On Sept. 12 local time, the 2018 American Music Awards announced its nominees, and BTS has been included [...]

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The members of mega-popular K-pop group BTS have said they feel a “responsibility and burden” regarding their achievements but vowed to “try harder to have a right mindset in all areas.” The boy band members made the remarks during the event called “A conversation with BTS” on Tuesday (U.S. [...]

Jay Park Performs at Made in America Music Festival as First Korean Artist

Jay Park Performs at Made in America Music Festival as First Korean Artist

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean-American rapper Park Jae-beom, also known as Jay Park, performed at the annual Made in America (MIA) music festival in Philadelphia, the United States, as its first Korean contributor, his management agency said Tuesday. “Park was invited to MIA to perform for its Sept. 2 event as the first [...]

New BTS Album to Hit World Music Scene with S. African Dance-themed Main Track

New BTS Album to Hit World Music Scene with S. African Dance-themed Main Track

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The K-pop boy band BTS’ new album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” is poised to hit the world music scene Friday with its main track that blends South African dance music with traditional Korean beats and the sounds of a folk music instrument. The final, fourth part of the septet’s “Love [...]