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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 [...]

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) [...]

Girls’ Generation to Release Song for Fans to Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary

Girls’ Generation to Release Song for Fans to Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Girls’ Generation will release a new song dedicated to its fans to celebrate its ninth anniversary, the idol group’s agency said on Tuesday.  The eight-member K-pop act will roll out “That Summer” on Aug. 5 at 12 a.m. through digital music streaming channel Station, operated by the band’s agency [...]

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 [...]