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K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Fans of K-pop are fuming over allegations that producers of idol singing groups in China and Japan are copying the concepts of K-pop bands. LDH, the management company of famed Japanese dance group Exile recently revealed plans to launch the boy group Ballistik Boyz. Composed of Hidaka Ryuta, Gano [...]

Gfriend to Hold First-ever Asia Tour

Gfriend to Hold First-ever Asia Tour

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Gfriend will go on its first Asian tour next month, its management agency said Thursday. According to Source Music, the girl group will begin the tour titled “Season of Gfriend” on Feb. 28 in Taiwan and continue to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The band had its first-ever [...]

MU:CON Seoul 2017 Kicks Off Next Week

MU:CON Seoul 2017 Kicks Off Next Week

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual global music fair will kick off next week in Seoul to help promote Korean pop music in overseas markets, organizers said Wednesday. K-pop, as it is known, is already becoming more popular among young people in other Asian countries, as well as in Europe and the Americas, with its influence generating interest in other facets of Korean culture. [...]