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Fashion, Art Worlds Increasingly Interwoven

Fashion, Art Worlds Increasingly Interwoven

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The scope of collaboration between fashion and art is expanding day by day. Fashion companies release products featuring works of artists such as painters and photographers. Furthermore, cultural marketing campaigns that utilize works and designs of famous artists are emerging. Such an approach can be seen as a strategy [...]

No More “Slave Contracts” for Aspiring K-Pop Stars

No More “Slave Contracts” for Aspiring K-Pop Stars

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – So-called ‘360 deals’ in the Korean music industry have often been criticized for over-exploitation of artists or prospective artists (trainees), to the point where they were given the notorious title of “slave contracts.”  Several K-pop artists have come forward to denounce the practice, while some engaged in highly publicized [...]

Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Hundreds of South Korean artists on Thursday filed a compensation suit against President Park Geun-hye and her former aides over allegations her administration blacklisted cultural figures deemed critical of the government, a lawyers association said.  A total of 461 plaintiffs filed the case with the Seoul Central District Court, [...]