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Exceleration Invests in the Future of Independent Music

Exceleration Invests in the Future of Independent Music

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Five of the independent music industry’s most influential executives have come together in a new venture aimed at enhancing the future of independent labels and artists. Started by Glen Barros (former CEO of Concord Music Group), Exceleration Music has developed into a partnership of global music industry leaders who invest in the future [...]

Artificial Intelligence Produces Music Album for Kids

Artificial Intelligence Produces Music Album for Kids

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Genie Music, the music streaming subsidiary of telecommunications giant KT Corp., released South Korea’s very first music album for children produced by artificial intelligence (AI) on Thursday. The album was created using the Artificial Intelligence System of Music (AISM), an AI-based composition program developed by UPVOTE Entertainment. AISM produces [...]

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 [...]