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Earnings in Show Business Show Heavy Imbalance between Celebrity Level, Gender

Earnings in Show Business Show Heavy Imbalance between Celebrity Level, Gender

SEJONG, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The glitz of show business isn’t the same for everyone in the industry, where earnings are heavily imbalanced between A-listers and those who are not, income tax filings for 2015 showed Monday.  A total of 15,423 people, whose reported jobs were actors and actresses, reported an annual income that [...]

Seoul to Develop Northern Outskirts into Mecca of Pop Music Industry

Seoul to Develop Northern Outskirts into Mecca of Pop Music Industry

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government is aggressively studying ways to develop its northern outskirts into the country’s pop music mecca by establishing various concert halls, a practical music school and encouraging pop musicians to move into the area, a city official said Thursday.  “We (Seoul city) have placed an order [...]

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangnam Style, Psy’s worldwide sensation powered by an iconic horse dance, set numerous world records. The song’s music video is still the most liked and viewed video on YouTube. But most of all, Gangnam Style was the first K-pop song, ever, to attract global attention.  Ironically, however, 38-year-old Psy is [...]

Music Industry Pressures Melon to Stop Song Suggestion Service

Music Industry Pressures Melon to Stop Song Suggestion Service

SEOUL, Dec.24 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean music organizations are demanding that music sites abolish their ‘Song Suggestion’ features. The Recording Industry Association of Korea (RIAK), the Korean Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (KOSCAP), the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA), the Federation of Korean Music Performers, the Korea Singers Association and the Korea Entertainment Producer’s [...]