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Why A-PRINCE are coming to the UK: The idol industry now. [UPDATED]

Reading the western media’s many, many articles about the advancement of K-pop this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that idol groups, the aspect of the Korean entertainment industry most associated with K-pop, are doing spectacularly well. Since the huge success of Gangnam Style, nearly every…

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Korean Learning Tips #2: Focus on learning Hangul first

Ok this one might seem a bit obvious and only really applies to new learners but bear with me. Many starting out Korean learners, particularly self-taught learners, may decide to start trying to learn Korean without first learning Hangul. I’m here today to tell you why that may…

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The Guardian writes about K-pop yet again, readers are not impressed

Since the end of last year, the online version of UK broadsheet newspaper, The Guardian, has been showing an interest in South Korean pop music. Initially focussing on K-pop’s growing influence in Japan, The Guardian has been producing regular articles on their website about Korea’s pop music…

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Madame Tussauds comes to Korea FINALLY! Will it last?

The world’s best known brand of waxwork museums, Madame Tussauds, has opened up a new attraction in South Korea. British based live attractions company Merlin Entertainments has brought a temporary display of it’s famous celebrity wax figures to the sixth floor of Shinsegae Centum City, the world’s…

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Korean learning tip #1: Learn as much about Korean culture as you can

If you’re thinking about studying Korean or are already learning and want some advice about how to keep improving, we are launching a new series of Korean learning tips to help you on your way. Today’s article is about the importance of learning about Korean culture.

Culture plays…

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Behind the Scenes, Our Favourite People in Kpop: Kim Eana, lyricist

We are launching our new regular feature looking at the people in K-pop that you don’t often see. These are some of the most important people in the industry, working hard behind the scenes to bring you all your favourite acts. Sometimes it can be difficult to find…

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