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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 13:32
YouTube Music emerges as leading streaming platform in Korea
Until a few years ago, Korean music streaming service Melon seemed to have no rivals in terms of market share, with its share nearing 50 percent in 2018, according to data tracker Nielsen Koreanclick. Yet, the rising influence of YouTube Music, a streaming service developed by global video sharing platform YouTube in 2018, is threatening its dominance.
Kep1er tops M Countdown just 11 days after debut
K-pop rookies Kep1er grabbed the No. 1 spot on a Korean music show for the first time Thursday, only 11 days after debuting.
Netflix to step up investment in Korean content, Netflix Korea VP says
Global streaming platform Netflix will continue to invest in Korean content and release more creative shows in 2022 to reach a global audience, says Don Kang, the vice president of content for Netflix Korea, who won an award at the 2022 Korea Image Awards, Wednesday, on behalf of his company.
Is K-pop merchandise too expensive?
Last week, numerous fans of K-pop behemoth BTS took to Twitter and other social media platforms to vent their discontent over the high price of cotton pajamas designed by band member Jin, which were being sold for 119,000 won ($99.6) per pair on Weverse Shop - a commerce platform established by BTS's management company HYBE.
MAMAMOO's Wheein to shake up music scene with new release 'WHEE'
The competition for the top spots on the music charts will be fiercer than ever this month, with a wave of celebrated K-pop divas, including former IZ*ONE member Yena, GFriend's Yuju and MAMAMOO's Moonbyul, gearing up for fresh releases.
[REVIEW] ATEEZ embarks on journey to become game changer
Many predict that boy groups ATEEZ, The Boyz and Stray Kids will eventually become the game changers spearheading the fourth generation of K-pop. Armed with musical prowess and distinctive characters, the three acts ― which are collectively dubbed “zzz” as their group names all end with “z” or “s” ― have been raising their international profile and quickly establishing solid ...
BTS, IU take top honors at Golden Disc Awards
K-pop megastars BTS and IU took home the grand prizes at the 36th Golden Disc Awards, Saturday.
[INTERVIEW] AleXa: K-pop fan from Oklahoma now living dream as K-pop star
Maybe Alexandra Christine Schneiderman was destined to be a K-pop star. Born to a Russian American father and Korean American mother, the young girl from a tiny village in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became enamored with K-pop in 2008, when she was 11. Back then, K-pop was not a hot commodity in the U.S., but Schneiderman immediately fell under its spell after coming across “Replay” (20...
BTS cancels trip to US following postponement of Grammys
K-pop superstar group BTS has canceled plans to visit the U.S. after this year's Grammy Awards were postponed due to Omicron variant concerns.
H1-KEY keeps controversial Thai member, debuts with 'Athletic Girl'
K-pop girl group H1-KEY faced a big hurdle even before making its official debut. When its management company Grandline Group (GLG) unveiled the group's Thai member Sitala in November, numerous K-pop fans in Thailand called for her removal, as her late father Tua Saranyu was known as a supporter of the country's military dictatorship.