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Indian Media Publishes Detailed Report on K-Pop, Denoting a Rise in “Cultural Economy”

Indian Media Publishes Detailed Report on K-Pop, Denoting a Rise in “Cultural Economy”

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Conventionally known as uncharted territory when it comes to K-pop, India’s interest in the music genre is said to be growing and local newspapers and magazines have been churning out features on Korean pop music in light of the Korean Wave that is headed that way. The Economic Times, [...]

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular online shopping mall 11Street’s platform that allows overseas individuals to make purchases from South Korean vendors revealed that Taiwanese shoppers had topped the list of foreign buyers who purchased K-pop idol-related goods. 11Street revealed today that the largest percentage of its online overseas buyers came from Taiwan, accounting [...]

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 [...]