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Music Streaming Services Struggle to Fight Streaming Fraud, Chart Manipulation

Music Streaming Services Struggle to Fight Streaming Fraud, Chart Manipulation

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Flo, the third-biggest music streaming service in South Korea, has recently revamped the compilation method of its music charts in a countermeasure against a lingering controversy over music chart manipulation. The music streaming service run by SK Telecom introduced a new “Flo Chart” to replace a real-time music chart [...]

Collaboration Projects Spice Up Global Pop Songs with Korean Lyrics

Collaboration Projects Spice Up Global Pop Songs with Korean Lyrics

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In a remix of British pop star Dua Lipa’s latest song, “Physical,” released earlier this week, K-pop artist Hwasa opens up the sensual synth-pop number with her signature raspy voice singing in the Korean language. The remix featuring Hwasa gives more color and trendiness to the original version, which [...]

BIGBANG Renews Contract with YG Ahead of New Music Release

BIGBANG Renews Contract with YG Ahead of New Music Release

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band BIGBANG has renewed its contract with the current agency, YG Entertainment, ahead of the band’s new music release planned for this year, YG said Wednesday. “The BIGBANG members, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P and Daesung, signed an exclusive contract with YG,” the management said in a press release. [...]

Chart-smashing Rookie Band ITZY Returns with New Album ‘IT’z ME’

Chart-smashing Rookie Band ITZY Returns with New Album ‘IT’z ME’

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Roaring rookie girl band ITZY on Monday returned with its new album “IT’z ME,” a seven-track record led by the main song “Wannabe.” The lead track has a fusion groove, mixing EDM with other trendy music genres. The song is another collaboration between the five-piece girl band and Galactika, [...]