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2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, wrapped up its Los Angeles event Sunday, bringing together tens of thousands of fans of cutting-edge South Korean musicians, fashion and other Korean-related cultural content. A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday [...]

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “It took me 14 hours to get to L.A.,” said 17-year-old Conny, who flew all the way from her home in Argentina for the annual K-pop convention KCON that took place in Los Angeles last weekend.  The popularity of Korean culture has grown considerably in South America over the past [...]

CJ Group Seeking to Triple Global Sales of Entertainment Units by 2020

CJ Group Seeking to Triple Global Sales of Entertainment Units by 2020

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s CJ Group vowed Monday to boost global sales of its two entertainment units by capitalizing on the growing popularity of the Korean Wave.  Entertainment giant CJ E&M and South Korea’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV, saw their combined global sales reach 424.9 billion won (US$383 million) [...]