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BTS’ Recent Home Concerts Created Economic Effect Worth Nearly 500 bln Won: Report

BTS’ Recent Home Concerts Created Economic Effect Worth Nearly 500 bln Won: Report

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band BTS’ fan meetings and concerts in South Korea last month created an economic effect worth nearly 500 billion won (US$424.2 million), an academic report showed Wednesday. According to the report by a research team led by Pyun Ju-hyun, a business professor at Seoul’s Korea University, BTS [...]

BTS Nominated in 4 Categories of MTV 2019 Video Music Awards

BTS Nominated in 4 Categories of MTV 2019 Video Music Awards

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band BTS has been nominated for American TV channel MTV’s 2019 Video Music Awards in four award categories, the TV channel’s website showed Wednesday. “Boy With Luv,” BTS’ latest single featuring Halsey, is competing in the best collaboration category for the fan-voted music awards whose final awards [...]

Boycott Against Japanese Products and Services Spreading to Film Industry

Boycott Against Japanese Products and Services Spreading to Film Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The campaign to boycott Japanese products and services has spread to the movie industry. Japanese animations that were recently released or are about to be released have been hit directly by the boycott. “Butt Detective: The Movie”, which was released on July 11, is under attack on the comments [...]

Defying Worsening S. Korea-Japan Ties, BTS Concerts Draw 210,000 Fans in Japan

Defying Worsening S. Korea-Japan Ties, BTS Concerts Draw 210,000 Fans in Japan

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop super band BTS’ four concerts in Japan this month drew a total of 210,000 fans, making the Japanese leg of the band’s world tour a solid success despite worsening trade and diplomatic rows between South Korea and Japan. On Saturday and Sunday, the Korean septet rocked Shizuoka’s 50,000-seat [...]