K-Pop Music Show 'M COUNTDOWN' to Be Filmed at KCON 2013

KCON 2013 will film the first ever K-pop music program in America on Aug. 24 & 25 at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena

KCON, the U.S.-based convention devoted to K-pop music, will be held over two days (Aug. 24-25) at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and will host a popular Korean music program.

A product of youth Asian entertainment brand Mnet, KCON has promised an expanded event with artist meet-and-greets, photo ops, celebrity panels, contests and fan workshops.

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Perhaps the most impressive part of the convention will be KCON 2013 hosting an episode of the music chart show, "M COUNTDOWN." Every weekend, K-pop stars perform their current singles on these various music programs. An act is announced as a winner at the end of every "M COUNTDOWN" episode based on the current single's digital sales, album sales, global fan votes and more. 

"M COUNTDOWN" has filmed special episodes in other countries like Indonesia and Taiwan, but no program has ventured to the States.

KCON 2012 featured popular acts like 4minute, B.A.P, G.NA, EXO-M, NU'EST and more. If the forthcoming L.A. episode follows suit as other special shows, it should bring some of K-pop's top performers. Lineup details will be released throughout the summer.

Billboard's own K-Town columnist @Jeff__Benjamin will speak on KCON panel "Spreading the Goodness of K-Pop!" on Sunday, August 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Panel Tent #1. More info here.

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