Posts Tagged ‘K-pop industry’

Sad but Sexy: The Problem With Girl Group Concepts

Any pop culture is, by nature, heavily influenced by trends but few are more so than K-pop. K-pop trends are obvious, fast-moving and often oddly specific. One such trend which has become particularly prevalent recently is the ‘sad but sexy’ concept being adopted by many girl groups…

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Why do they do that? Korean culture and the K-pop industry

Why do K-pop entertainment companies work the way they do? Why are trainees given such long contracts? Why do they start so young? Usually when reading articles discussing these issues, I see writers focussing on the economic reasons why the K-pop industry is the way that it is…

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K-Pop ‘Slave Contracts’ – A Closer Look

South Korea’s music business is thriving and is worth more than $3 billion a year. A huge part of that $3 billion comes from the K-Pop industry which has fans all over the world. Although $3 billion is the monetary outcome, a lot of money is put into…

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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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Fashion Forward Idols or Potential Capital Opportunities?

2PM are back once again, with their smooth voices and irresistible charm. The K-pop idol group has released their new album in collaboration with the well known fashion brand The United Colours of Benetton with a unique twist. ‘Clothes Album’, the hint is in the name. . As part of…

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