BTS – Dynamite breaks YouTube Premiere and 24-hour records with over 100m views

K-pop band BTS break two YouTube records after the release of their new music video ‘Dynamite’ last Friday. Dynamite managed to pull in over 3 million peak concurrents, as well as over 100 million views…

The label behind BTS look to raise billions of dollars in an IPO

South Korean mega-label Big Hit Entertainment are moving to an IPO with potential valuations of up to $5 billion for the BTS birthing company. If you don’t know BTS then welcome out from the rock…

Watch BTS join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke (video)

South Korea’s biggest hit-makers right now joined the Late Late Show host for a cruise around New York with some sing-a-longs. BTS are one of the biggest acts in the world at the moment. The…

South Korea are in their music renaissance

Since Psy exploded onto the earth with Gangnam Style South Korean music has had a global stage and it’s artists and listeners alike are blooming. It was found recently that 1 in 5 people in…

Are K-Pop Artists Engineered? Breaking Down the Economics of K-Pop

Polymatter provides a very interesting breakdown of the economics behind K-Pop. The video breaks down K-Pop and how it is used throughout the world to provide a strong image of South Korea.

The new home of K-Pop is on Tumblr

K-Pop is taking the world by storm and Tumblr want to be on the frontline to keep you up with all the latest in Korea’s music culture. South Korea’s music has spread across the globe…

South Korea loves music streaming with over 8.5 million subscribers

South Korea may be small but they are one of the world leaders when it comes to streaming music online. South Korea have become one of the major players for music in the world thanks…

Apple Music preparing to launch in Korea

Korean outlets have reported that Apple are almost ready to launch their music streaming service Apple Music over there. An official ┬áin Korea (South Korea that is) for the Federation of Korean Music Performers has…

Tencent invest in Korean record label behind Psy for more K-Pop in China

China’s biggest social media company, Tencent, have invested in YG Entertainment, the Korean record label responsible for Gangnam Style internet phenomenon Psy. K-Pop, or Korean pop is massive, even four years after Psy broke out…