BTS Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” the latest documentary film featuring global band BTS, will be released in a new mobile version this month on an application for BTS fans, the band’s management agency said Friday. The first of the six episodes of the mobile version, “Bring the Soul: Docu-Series,” [...]

BTS Announces Long-term Break from Music Scene After Back-to-back Album Releases

BTS Announces Long-term Break from Music Scene After Back-to-back Album Releases

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop super stars BTS went on a long-term break to recharge themselves following the band’s Billboard-topping back-to-back album releases, its management agency said Monday. “Group BTS will have its first official long-term vacation since its debut,” Bit Hit Entertainment said on the band’s Twitter account and mobile fan application [...]

BTS’ ‘Bring The Soul: The Movie’ Poised for Strong Showing at S. Korean Box Office

BTS’ ‘Bring The Soul: The Movie’ Poised for Strong Showing at S. Korean Box Office

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korean K-pop sensation BTS is returning to the silver screen with its documentary film “Bring The Soul: The Movie,” people are waiting to see whether the boy band can join other local movies to break the monthslong Disney dominance at the local box office. “Bring The Soul” [...]

K-pop, ‘Hallyu’ Emerge as Powerful Marketing Tools for Korean Consumer Goods

K-pop, ‘Hallyu’ Emerge as Powerful Marketing Tools for Korean Consumer Goods

SEJONG, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — At a trade fair exhibiting Korean goods in Bangkok last month, whenever a customer came to the small booth where he was promoting beauty products, Jake Choi would use his smartphone to show them a video clip as part of his sales pitch. The three-minute video includes a scene [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Like Lady Gaga, BTS is Market-changing Force in U.S. Pop Scene

Like Lady Gaga, BTS is Market-changing Force in U.S. Pop Scene

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As American pop icon Lady Gaga once inspired the U.S. pop scene to follow her example and find copycats, K-pop boy band BTS stands now as a force that changes the contours of the American pop industry, an American columnist specializing in K-pop said Tuesday. “In the grand scheme [...]