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AI translation key to communication in metaverse: Flitto CEO
The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in translation is becoming more important in the metaverse where people across the world can join and communicate, says Simon Lee, CEO of translation service provider, Flitto.
BTOB's 'The Song' conquers music streaming charts
K-pop boy group BTOB is ruling major music streaming charts with its latest track, “The Song.” “The Song,” the lead single off the group's third full-length album, “Be Together,” is reigning atop the real-time charts of Bugs and Genie as of Tuesday. Written by member Hyunsik, “The Song” is a lyrical ballad highlighting BTOB's musical maturity, which revolves around everlastin...
Small K-pop labels rising
The K-pop industry has been largely dominated by the so-called “Big 4” entertainment companies - SM, YG, JYP and HYBE - which represent some of the most bankable stars, like BTS, NCT and BLACKPINK. Their massive clout is most visible in the sales of physical albums, with the singers from these four labels accounting for 60.9 percent of total sales in 2021, according to sales ...
Chinese movie sparks controversy for depiction of Korean speedskaters
A Chinese movie has caused a stir for depicting Korean speedskaters as being dirty or unethical, leading a Korean professor to take the issue to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for violating the Olympic spirit.
More K-pop audition programs to air this year
The stellar success of K-pop groups created through audition programs ― such as Kep1er and ENHYPEN ― is prompting the launch of similar shows. Since talent search shows can help singers establish solid fan bases from the beginning of their careers, more entertainment companies are planning to produce them in 2022 to jump on the bandwagon.
To bow, or not to bow: Should Chinese K-pop stars adhere to Korean culture?
Anti-China sentiment triggered by recent Olympic controversies has spilled over to the K-pop scene, with internet users from Korea and China fiercely quarreling over whether Chinese K-pop stars should bow like Koreans even though both cultures have different customs.
MSG Wannabe M.O.M to drop new single, Feb. 26
MSG Wannabe M.O.M, a project group formed on the MBC reality show “Hangout with Yoo,” is slated to put out a new digital single, “Would You Want to Hear,” Feb. 26. It took about eight months for the four-member act to come up with a new song since the release of “Foolish Love” last June.
[REVIEW] 'Understanding Korean Film' book seeks to tackle invisibilities in K-film translation
Along with K-pop and K-drama, K-film is hitting high notes around the world, with movies like “Parasite” (2019) and “Minari” (2020) writing a new history with their groundbreaking accomplishments. The former is the first Korean film to win an Oscar, while the latter led veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung to become the first Korean to nab an Oscar for acting.
TREASURE takes next step in musical journey with 'JIKJIN'
The K-pop business has taken a big hit following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the hardest hit were rookie singers, who could hardly meet their fans face-to-face and perform live concerts. But groups like TREASURE didn't just sit on their hands. The 12-piece act, which burst onto the K-pop scene in 2020, has continued to put out new releases and honed its skill...
Taeyeon explores different forms of love in new release, 'INVU'
Love is one of the most recurring themes in music, but K-pop diva Taeyeon has brought it to the fore in her third full-length album, “INVU,” to give listeners another chance to muse about its essence. “Love seems common, but it is still an inseparable part of our lives,” Taeyeon said during an online press conference, Monday.