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How K-pop industry is seeking to go green
The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards, which took place at Jamsil Arena in eastern Seoul, Jan. 27, was not akin to any other awards ceremonies in one aspect - its organizer, the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), ran an environmental campaign during the event by handing out eco-friendly paper water bottles to all performers and the audience in a bid to cut back on single-use ...
Chinese social media users attack BTS' RM over apparent support of Korean skater
Some Chinese internet users are bombarding K-pop juggernaut BTS's Instagram with malicious comments, after the group's frontman RM showed his apparent support for Korean short tracker Hwang Dae-heon, who was disqualified from the men's 1,000m semifinals during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Monday.
Treasure to play first Seoul concerts in April
K-pop boy group Treasure is slated to hold their first-ever concerts on April 9 and 10 at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park located in southern Seoul, according to their management company YG Entertainment, Monday.
'Frida,' 'Lizzie': Musicals on remarkable women to hit stages in March
Two much-anticipated women-centric musicals are set to hit the stage next month. "Frida,” which zooms in on the life of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) - the first 20th-century Mexican painter to have her painting hung in the Louvre Museum in Paris - will be staged at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul from March 1 to May 29. It is an original production by EMK Musica...
Park Hyung-sik, Han So-hee's music drama to be released on Disney+ in March
The new romance series, “Soundtrack #1,” starring actors Park Hyung-sik and Han So-hee, will be released on Disney+ in March, the streaming platform said Friday.
[INTERVIEW] 'Many people in US music industry want K-pop to go away'
K-pop's growing popularity is highly visible these days, with megastar groups like BTS and BLACKPINK taking the world by storm with their unprecedented musical feats. In the case of BTS, it has conquered the Billboard charts multiple times with hits like “Butter” (2021) and “Dynamite” (2020) and became the first K-pop act to earn a Grammy nomination in 2020. But U.S.-based K-...
[INTERVIEW] Big Ocean ENM has more to offer than just 'Our Beloved Summer'
The success of “Our Beloved Summer,” which revolves around a young couple after a breakup, has brought production companies Big Ocean ENM and Studio N, a subsidiary of Naver Webtoon, into the limelight. One day after the drama wrapped up on Jan. 25, Big Ocean's Chairman Hwang Dong-seob and its co-CEOs - Shin In-soo and Tommy Lee - sat down with The Korea Times to talk about h...
From Seori to BIBI, more Korean singer-songwriters steal global attention
As K-pop continues to hit high notes across the globe, Korean singer-songwriters are also stepping into the spotlight, making international headlines for their talents and achievements.
More than 10 K-pop stars test positive for COVID-19 in one week
The K-pop scene is on high alert after more than 10 singers have tested positive for COVID-19 in only one week, fueling worries over further spread.
More foreign conductors leading Korean symphony orchestras
Since January, Finnish violinist and conductor Pietari Inkinen has been leading the KBS Symphony Orchestra as the new music director, succeeding Romanian-born conductor Yoel Levi. “I want to bring people together and communicate with them through our universal language, music,” Inkinen, who also serves as the chief conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Japan Philha...