Korea’s S.M. Entertainment: The Company That Created K-Pop

Korea’s S.M. Entertainment: The Company That Created K-Pop
For a look inside S.M. Entertainment ‘s K-pop marketing machine, stop by the Lotte Young Plaza department store in central Seoul this summer. For two months South Korea’s top record label and music talent agency is branding the six-story building with …
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9 K-pop artists you should know from KCON NY and LA
The K-pop wave has been on the verge of hitting the U.S. for years — but you can get a splash of it at this year’s KCON, the annual K-pop music festival and convention in New York and Los Angeles. Started in 2012 in southern California, KCON has since …
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From K-Pop to fried chicken: How South Korea became a trendsetter
“K-Pop has increased awareness regarding Korean products and lifestyles among audiences around the world. This soft approach has helped the Korean government set up companies and brands to succeed in other countries, since consumer demand is already …
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Korea’s S.M. Entertainment: The Company That Created K-Pop

musicKorea’s S.M. Entertainment: The Company That Created K-Pop
For a look inside S.M. Entertainment ‘s K-pop marketing machine, stop by the Lotte Young Plaza department store in central Seoul this summer. For two months South Korea’s top record label and music talent agency is branding the six-story building with …
Read more on Forbes

2016 List: 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40
Amanda is dynamic writer, author of A Fly Girl; an inspirational memoir of her days working at the British Airways. ALSO READ K-Pop World Festival 2016: Nigerian Dance Group, Supreme Task, Wins $ 7,000 in Korea She takes her readers on a journey from Las …
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Celebrity stalker finds herself under the spotlight
Gong calls herself an “all-loving fan,” which means she isn’t obsessed with any one particular star, but enjoys following all of them – whether they are K-pop singers, Chinese actors, models or comedians. Gong enjoyed an exciting life as a full-time fan …
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K-Pop takes America: how South Korea’s music machine is conquering the world

musicK-Pop takes America: how South Korea’s music machine is conquering the world
Walking into the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine, California, the Verge team was greeted by representatives from K-Pop United, a world-wide fan organization. The Los Angeles chapter was apparently quite new, and the three reps (two young women and one young man …
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Searching for the next K-pop superstar at JJCC’s Sydney auditions
K-pop, the music genre originating in South Korea, has been growing rapidly in popularity around the world. K-pop bands are increasingly selling out shows in countries outside Asia — and K-pop idols JJCC arrived in Sydney Thursday to play their first two …
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The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015
Most fans would argue that it’s tough to find just a few K-pop albums that are solid listens from front to back in a calendar year, but 2015 marked 12 months of such remarkably impressive full-lengths that it’s splitting hairs to decide which of those …
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