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Popularity of K-pop Means Consumption of Foreign Pop Music is Dropping

Popularity of K-pop Means Consumption of Foreign Pop Music is Dropping

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — With the worldwide popularity of K-pop music, consumption of foreign pop has decreased. Consumption of foreign pop music in South Korea, as opposed to K-pop, stood at no more than 22 percent each month from January to September this year, according to Circle Chart, the country’s benchmark music chart. [...]

K-pop Agencies Face Shortage of Concert Venues in Post-pandemic Era

K-pop Agencies Face Shortage of Concert Venues in Post-pandemic Era

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop agencies are struggling to find available concert halls amid an industry-wide recovery from the pandemic. Industry sources said that major concert venues like the Jamsil Sports Complex and Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul have been fully booked until the end of this year. “Baseball stadiums rarely see reservations [...]

The Dark Side of K-pop Heyday: Discarded CDs Creating Mountains of Plastic Waste

The Dark Side of K-pop Heyday: Discarded CDs Creating Mountains of Plastic Waste

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — It’s common practice for some K-pop fans to mass-purchase K-pop albums but throw most away after removing only photo cards or invitation cards for fan meetings. Since they throw the CDs away, the excess copies end up becoming plastic waste. The number of K-pop CD albums sold in the [...]