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Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean artists under the SM Entertainment label held a huge joint concert in Paris, France in 2011. Although the concert was a watershed moment for K-pop music in general, signaling for the first time the rise of K-pop in Europe, French critics were less than impressed. An excerpt from [...]

JYP Teams Up with China’s Top Music Streaming Company to Launch Boy Group

JYP Teams Up with China’s Top Music Streaming Company to Launch Boy Group

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Major K-pop label JYP Entertainment has teamed up with the biggest Chinese music-streaming company to launch a band of six Chinese boys in their early teens, the Korean company said Monday.The group Boy Story will debut in China in September through the joint project between JYP’s Chinese branch and [...]

Young Brits Say Korea’s Tourism Future is Bright

Young Brits Say Korea’s Tourism Future is Bright

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the British think South Korea’s tourism industry has great potential. Although awareness of the South Korean nation by the general public in U.K. is low, younger Brits have a favorable image of South Korea thanks to the nation’s high-tech industries and K-pop. This [...]

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Mubeat, a new K-pop video streaming service, has opened its service in Brazil, according to the company Friday. The app developed by Vlending, a joint entertainment venture formed by MBC and SBS Contents Hub, started its service in the South American country this month, the company announced. The service [...]