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BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The sensational global ascent of K-pop band BTS has brought to the fore the emergence of a new breed of globally connected, dedicated fans as represented by ARMY, the group’s fandom. Powered by the connectivity of the internet and social network services, ARMY engages in organized transnational operations to [...]

15,000 Imitations of BTS Character Goods Seized in Incheon This Year

15,000 Imitations of BTS Character Goods Seized in Incheon This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Customs officials in Incheon, west of Seoul, said Wednesday they have cracked down on huge amounts of imitation goods that infringe on the trademark rights of BTS, a globally popular South Korean boy band. According to Incheon Main Customs, about 15,000 fakes of BTS’ BT21 character products originating from [...]

BTS Set to Heat up Year-end Festivities with Performances at Home, Abroad

BTS Set to Heat up Year-end Festivities with Performances at Home, Abroad

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop sensation BTS will heat up year-end festivities with a series of high-profile performances in its home country of South Korea and outside. With the 2019 Melon Music Awards scheduled for Saturday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, BTS will begin its run of performances throughout December, providing an [...]

BTS Will Not be Exempted from Military Service: Culture Minister

BTS Will Not be Exempted from Military Service: Culture Minister

PARIS, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Globally acclaimed superstars BTS and other high-flying K-pop stars will not be exempted from mandatory military service under the government’s new guidelines on conscription waivers, the culture minister has said. Since early this year, a government task force has been working to revamp the guidelines to raise fairness in [...]