South Korea

  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. Psy To Be Honored By South Korean Culture Ministry

    November 08, 2012 4:50 PM EST "Gangnam Style" sensation Psy will receive the prestigious state orders of cultural merit this year, along with eight other laureates, according to South Korea's culture ministry. How PSY Went From Viral Video To American Pop Sensat ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Backbeat: Dari Awards Honor AMC, Producers Guild, Venture 3D, Billboard

    December 16, 2011 7:30 AM EST KCCLA director & consul Jaewon Kim welcomes guests and honorees at the seventh annual Dari Awards. (Photo: Aki Kaneko) Bridging cultures and building relationships through strategic media and business partnerships was the focus of the seventh ...

  6. Rain, Korean Pop Sensation, Joins Army Leaving Fans in Tears

    October 11, 2011 7:45 AM EDT UIJEONGBU, South Korea (AP) - Leaving behind hundreds of tearful fans, South Korean pop star Rain put on hold one of the most successful entertainment careers in Asia as he entered boot camp Tuesday to begin nearly two years of military service. T ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. South Korean Authorities Beef Up Seizures

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South Korean authorities have dramatically stepped up seizures of illegal DVDs, CDs and videocassettes during a 100-day crackdown on local piracy. In the first week of the crackdown, which started April 7, police confiscated 26,443 units of illega ...

  9. MySpace Goes Live In South Korea

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A local version of MySpace launched April 15 in South Korea, where social networking services enjoy huge popularity. "MySpace is committed to support this by collaborating with Korea's culture creators and IT talents," said MySpace ...

  10. Korean Industry Bodies Form KFCI Lobby Group

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ten culture-related Korean industry associations, including local labels body the Music Industry Association of Korea (MIAK), on Wednesday launched a unified body for lobbying the government and helping to shape cultural policy. Members of the Kor ...

  11. JASRAC, KOMCA Sign Copyright Deal

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has signed a mutual music copyright management deal with its South Korean counterpart, the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Under the pact, which takes effect ...

  12. Warner Music Swallows Korea's Vitamin Entertainment

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea has purchased Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founded in 2006 by veteran South K ...

  13. Warner Music Korea Gets Vitamin Boost

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea announced today (Sept. 4) the purchase of Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founde ...

  14. So. Korea Agrees To Higher IP Protection

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The United States and the Republic of Korea reached a free trade agreement yesterday that sets high-level standards for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. The agreement, not yet available to the public, also reportedly extends ...

  15. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  16. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  17. Warner Launches Groundbreaking Korean Joint Venture

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint venture with leading South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom that will handle Warner Music Korea's stable of domestic acts. Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint ...

  18. Pantech Soaks Up Rain Pact

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rain, one of the most popular singers in South Korea, will be the face of mobile handset manufacturer Pantech as it makes a major push into China and other Chinese-speaking regions around Asia. Rain, one of the most popular singers in South Korea, ...

  19. Korean Telco Takes Control Of Seoul Records

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading Korean telecommunications firm SK Telecom is buying a controlling stake in YBM Seoul Records, one of the nation's largest artist management and record companies. Leading Korean telecommunications firm SK Telecom is buying a controllin ...

  20. Sony Takes Distribution Step In Korea

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures Television International has inked its first distribution agreement with leading Korean producer and distributor CJ Entertainment. Though the deal initially involves two movies, SPTI see SEOUL (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sony Picture ...

  21. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bugs Music. SEOUL -- South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web ...

  22. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  23. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  24. Warner Music Korea Names New MD

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Oh has been appointed managing director of Warner Music Korea, with immediate effect. Philip Oh has been appointed managing director of Warner Music Korea, with immediate effect. In his new role, Oh is tasked with developing the Korean busi ...