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South Korea’s “Father of Rock” Shin Joong-hyun Bestowed Berklee Honorary Degree

South Korea’s “Father of Rock” Shin Joong-hyun Bestowed Berklee Honorary Degree

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Shin Joong-hyun, a South Korean rock legend, became the first Korean musician to receive an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, alongside industry pioneers Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Neil Portnow and Todd Rundgren, announced the school on Monday.  The degrees were presented at a commencement ceremony at [...]

High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

CHUNGPYEONG, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungpyeong Middle School in Gyeonggi Province is drawing attention over an after-school club called ‘Serotonin Drum Club’ consisting of 25 students where members expend energy and release stress by playing drums. The club was formed in 2011 by head teacher Go Sun-hwa, who was in charge of after-school programs [...]

Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Even before the term “K-pop” entered the global pop culture lexicon in the mid 2000s, South Korea did have a big and vibrant pop music scene.  During the ’80s and ’90s, Korean pop music — then, and still, commonly referred to as “gayo” at home — was influenced heavily [...]

Midnight Releases Will No Longer Affect Music Charts

Midnight Releases Will No Longer Affect Music Charts

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Major Korean music platforms have decided to challenge the conventional practice of releasing albums and singles at midnight, after criticism that the custom is distorting local music charts.  South Korean artists typically release their music at noon or midnight.  However, midnight has long been the more popular time of [...]

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the economic, diplomatic, and political drawbacks of 2016, Korea’s content industry continued its march forward. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Content Agency, the content industry grew by 5.7 percent last year to 105.2 trillion won ($89 billion), setting an important [...]

Korean Builder First to Incorporate Sound Design in Apartment Complex

Korean Builder First to Incorporate Sound Design in Apartment Complex

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Daelim is set to become the first local construction firm to make use of sound design in an apartment complex. Sound design refers to the process of specifying, manipulating, and producing sound elements to achieve a specific effect or mood. Although it is most associated with sound recording and [...]