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Success of TWICE, Abolition of One-Man Control, Propel JYP’s Ascent to No.1 Entertainment Firm

Success of TWICE, Abolition of One-Man Control, Propel JYP’s Ascent to No.1 Entertainment Firm

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — JYP Entertainment, the home for top-rung girl band TWICE, beat its long-time rival SM Entertainment to emerge as the biggest entertainment firm by market capitalization for the first time in nearly two decades this week. Following steady growth since early this year, shares of JYP finished at 31,300 won [...]

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese leg of this year’s KCON, an annual global Korean pop music and culture convention, drew a crowd of some 68,000 during its three-day run, organizers said Monday. The three-day event held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from Friday to Sunday was attended by a combined audience of 68,000, [...]

TWICE’s ‘Likey’ Music Video Tops 200 Million YouTube Views

TWICE’s ‘Likey’ Music Video Tops 200 Million YouTube Views

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The music video for “Likey” by K-pop group TWICE has surpassed 200 million views on YouTube, the team’s agency said Thursday. “Likey,” a track off the band’s first full-length studio album, “Twicetagram,” which was released in October last year, had garnered 200,157,388 views on the global video streaming platform as of 2 p.m., according to JYP Entertainment. [...]