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K-pop Sales on eBay Jump by 50 pct Thanks to BTS

K-pop Sales on eBay Jump by 50 pct Thanks to BTS

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean boy band sensation BTS’s new album, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” is sweeping across music charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. The BTS fever is also hot on eBay, where K-pop related goods have recently seen a surge in popularity eBay Korea announced [...]

S. Korean Entertainment Companies’ Profits to Rise 51.5 pct in 2019: Market Tracker

S. Korean Entertainment Companies’ Profits to Rise 51.5 pct in 2019: Market Tracker

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean entertainment companies are expected to post solid profit growth this year despite fallouts caused by a scandal centered on a K-pop boy band member, a local market tracker said Thursday. According to forecasts by FnGuide Inc., the operating profits for the big three labels — SM Entertainment, [...]

Mattel Criticized by Fans After Releasing Photos of BTS Dolls

Mattel Criticized by Fans After Releasing Photos of BTS Dolls

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Mattel Inc., the manufacturer of Barbie Dolls, introduced a new doll collection of the famous South Korean idol group BTS. Mattel released photos of the new BTS dolls on Twitter on Tuesday. Mattel has been getting BTS fans excited over the past couple days by releasing teasers of the [...]