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YouTube, YouTube Music Dominate S. Korea’s Music Streaming Market

YouTube, YouTube Music Dominate S. Korea’s Music Streaming Market

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — YouTube and its music streaming service are gaining dominance in the South Korean music streaming market, a survey showed Sunday. The Korea Creative Content Agency conducted a nationwide survey of 3,500 people between 10-69 years of age, which revealed that local music streaming giant Melon, operated by Kakao Corp., [...]

Runners Brave Frigid Temperatures for Naked Marathon

Runners Brave Frigid Temperatures for Naked Marathon

PYEONGCHANG, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A marathon with rather a rather unusual rule requiring participants to run shirtless in the cold winter weather has attracted significant attention. On Saturday, some 500 people participated in an annual “naked marathon race” in Daegwallyeong Pass in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province. When the runners set off at 11 a.m., [...]

NCT 127 Draws 700,000 Spectators in 2nd World Tour

NCT 127 Draws 700,000 Spectators in 2nd World Tour

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band NCT 127 has completed its second world tour, “Neo City:The Link,” which has drawn some 700,000 spectators in 17 major cities, its management agency SM Entertainment said Monday. Beginning in Seoul in December 2021, the nine-member group performed in 28 rounds of concerts in several countries, [...]

TXT’s New Album Sold 1.8 mln Copies on 1st Day, Highest After BTS

TXT’s New Album Sold 1.8 mln Copies on 1st Day, Highest After BTS

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together’s latest album sold more than 1.8 million copies on the first day of its release, the group’s agency said Saturday. “The Name Chapter: Temptation,” the quintet’s fifth EP, sold 1,868,919 copies Friday, BigHit Music said, quoting data from local album sales tracker Hanteo [...]

Documentary About Late Video Artist Paik Nam-June Competes at Sundance

Documentary About Late Video Artist Paik Nam-June Competes at Sundance

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A documentary about Korea-born video art pioneer Paik Nam-june (1932-2006) has been selected for the official competition of the Sundance Film Festival, one of the major U.S. film festivals. Korean American director Amanda Kim’s first feature film, “Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV,” was chosen for the [...]

TXT’s New EP Eontains Members’ Personal Experiences of Being Tempted

TXT’s New EP Eontains Members’ Personal Experiences of Being Tempted

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together has released several concept albums in which all songs are connected to form a story. The band is dropping another album of the kind Friday, containing five tracks depicting the growing pains experienced by young adults. The group’s fifth EP, “The Name Chapter: [...]