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Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A fall from grace by “Produce 101,” South Korea’s most sensational idol audition show to date, is derailing the burgeoning K-pop careers of the show’s winners. Last week, police put in custody An Joon-young, the director of the Mnet cable show, and the program’s chief producer over suspicions of [...]

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA to Hit Nagoya, Defying Diplomatic Row

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA to Hit Nagoya, Defying Diplomatic Row

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the biggest K-pop award event in Asia, has chosen Japan’s Nagoya as the destination for its 2019 ceremony despite a deepening diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo. The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer, CJ ENM, [...]

JYP Entertainment to Hire New Employees via Television Show

JYP Entertainment to Hire New Employees via Television Show

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment and influential music executive, announced that his company will be hiring new employees via a new television show on Mnet, South Korea’s cable television channel. Mnet aired the first episode of “Super Intern” on Thursday. The program was designed to help young South [...]

Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop sensation BTS unveiled a new song meant to promote Seoul overseas on Wednesday, drawing huge Internet traffic that caused the temporary outage of its host Web site. The song titled “With Seoul” was uploaded for free download at noon on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s tourism promotion site, www.visitseoul.net. The site crashed within minutes of release and remained inaccessible for hours, according to officials. The boy group has been [...]

TWICE Wins Song of Year Award at 2017 MAMA with ‘Signal’

TWICE Wins Song of Year Award at 2017 MAMA with ‘Signal’

(image: Mnet) SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl group TWICE has won the Song of the Year Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for the second-consecutive year with “Signal,” according to the music television network Thursday. The nine-member act was announced as the winner of the highly coveted award Wednesday at Yokohama [...]

Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cable TV music network Mnet has detected fraudulent votes cast in the upcoming 2017 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) and has eliminated the fake ballots, according to the company Friday. “From Oct. 26, 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017, ballot rigging occurred,” the company said. Mnet conducted a [...]