K-pop

  1. K-Pop Star Earnings Swell in Recent Years

    January 19, 2015 4:57 PM EST Your favorite K-pop stars are making bank and largely have their international fans to thank for it. According to  a recent report by South Korea's National Tax Service, the average annual income for Korean singers rose to 46.74 million won ...

  2. G-Dragon & Taeyang's 'Good Boy' Debuts at No. 1 on World Digital Songs

    December 01, 2014 8:22 PM EST Not only has the one-two punch of G-Dragon and Taeyang  on "Good Boy" proven to be a delight to BIGBANG fans, but a major chart success too. The boy band members' collaborative single "Good Boy" debuted at No. 1 on Billb ...

  3. KCON More Than Doubles Attendance in 2014

    August 12, 2014 8:22 PM EDT America's premiere festival dedicated to all things K-pop and "Hallyu" (aka Korean wave), KCON 2014 revealed that it more than doubled last year's attendance numbers to over 42,000 attendees. According to the convention, nearly ...

  4. The Year In K-Pop 2013: Sistar19, Cho Yong Pil, Lee Seung Chul Triumph

    December 12, 2013 4:39 PM EST Last year, "Gangnam Style" defined K-pop. Not only was the PSY smash the No. 1 song on 2012's year-end K-Pop Hot 100 chart, but it brought K-pop culture to a global audience. But in 2013, despite PSY's success, most Korean arti ...

  5. K-Pop Museum Coming to Los Angeles' Koreatown

    August 08, 2013 8:55 PM EDT Multi-faceted Korean company SM Entertainment, which functions as both a record label and a talent agency, is set to open a Korean pop culture museum in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. SM Entertainment is largely credited with the concepti ...

  6. K-Pop's Profile Expands Exponentially, All Thanks to Psy

    July 15, 2013 11:53 AM EDT It's been a year already? As of this morning, July 15, Psy's viral phenom "Gangnam Style" is officially one year old. The video is already the most-viewed video ever on YouTube and was the first clip ever to surpass 1 billion ...

  7. K-Pop Fans Raise Hell After Popular Videos Get Blocked on YouTube

    March 24, 2013 6:10 PM EDT What do K-pop fans and the state of Texas have in common? Answer: It's never a good idea to mess with either. Early Sunday morning (March 24), it appeared videos by K-pop entertainment agency, Cube Entertainment, were being blocked for int ...

  8. MU:CON Seoul 2012 Focuses On All Things PSY

    November 06, 2012 12:45 PM EST MU:CON Seoul 2012, the first international music conference in Seoul, South Korea, ended in success despite the fact that hurricane Sandy prevented some U.S. presenters from attending. The event, held Nov. 1-3, was sponsored by the South Korean go ...

  9. How K-Pop Is Conquering America and Beyond at Film TV Music Conference

    October 29, 2012 6:00 AM EDT From left: Kye Kyoungbon Koo, Director, KOCCA USA; Bernie Cho, president, DFSB Kollective; Ted Kim, president/CEO, MNET America/EVP & head strategic planning and busienss dev., CJ Entertainment & Media; Alina Moffat, GM, US, YG Entertainme ...

  10. KCON, First-Ever U.S. K-Pop Convention, to Feature 4Minute, B.A.P., More

    September 07, 2012 4:46 PM EDT In the wake of Korean singer/rapper Psy's signing with Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Records , tickets for the first ever K-pop fan convention have gone on sale. KCON, a production by Korean entertainment brand Mnet, comes to the Verizon Amp ...

  11. K-Pop's Big Night Out at Music Matters Conference

    May 30, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Fans of Korean music in Singapore responded rabidly to K-pop Night Out, a showcase of the genre put on by the Music Matters conference. Held at the nightlife district of Clarke Quay under huge metal and molded plastic umbrella-like canopies, the 6 ...

  12. Secrets Behind K-Pop's Global Success Explored at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2012 6:14 PM EDT "Do Music Moguls Know A Secret About K-Pop?" That was the question posed by a Friday afternoon panel looking to shed some light on Korean pop's transition from Asian music craze to American crossover, as well as the big business tha ...

  13. Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

    December 21, 2011 12:05 PM EST Live Nation is set to move into some new territory: the home of K-Pop. The corporation announced Tuesday it had opened a concert promotion office in Seoul, South Korea, the third largest economy in the far east, behind China and Japan. The country ...

  14. Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Launches; Sistar Is No. 1 on New Korea Chart

    August 25, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Billboard goes K-Pop today (Aug. 25) with the launch of a new chart, the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 . The tally, which ranks Korea's top-selling songs, kicks off with girl group Sistar's "So Cool" grabbing the No. 1 slot and beati ...

  15. UMG Partners With Korean K-Pop Firm

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a strategic partnership with Korean artist and music production company Play Cube Entertainment, in an effort to boost the Korean pop (K-Pop) business domestically and internationally. The strategic alliance covers ...

  16. Billboard, ViewLife Partner For Billboard Korea Launch

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will launch in South Korea through a partnership with Korean media company ViewLife, Inc. The first-ever Billboard Korea charts will launch with a consumer Korean language music Web site and mobile music applications. Billboard and ViewL ...