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2 03, 2021

Why is the K-pop bullying scandal blowing up now and what will become of it?

By | 2021-03-02T14:15:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Why is the K-pop bullying scandal blowing up now and what will become of it?

Barely a day has passed during the past few weeks without a new K-pop star being accused of bullying when they were young.Seventeen’s Mingyu, Monsta X’s Kihyun, (G)-Idle’s Soojin and Stray Kids’ Hyunjin are just some of the young South Korean celebriti...

2 03, 2021

K-pop fans cancel their Spotify memberships after favourite songs disappear following dispute with South Korean distributor Kakao M

By | 2021-03-02T04:45:10+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Music|Comments Off on K-pop fans cancel their Spotify memberships after favourite songs disappear following dispute with South Korean distributor Kakao M

Fans of several popular K-pop groups and other South Korean artists have expressed outrage after many of their favourite tunes disappeared suddenly from Spotify on Sunday. Music by K-pop outfits such as Mamamoo, HyunA and Monsta X, as well as popular K...

1 03, 2021

BTS coronavirus insult shows the media and entertainment worlds are overdue a reckoning with their tolerance for racism

By | 2021-03-01T09:45:06+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Music|Comments Off on BTS coronavirus insult shows the media and entertainment worlds are overdue a reckoning with their tolerance for racism

A German radio show host recently compared K-pop phenomenon BTS to a virus that needed a vaccine because he didn’t appreciate the band covering Coldplay on MTV Unplugged. A day earlier, the Brit Awards and the Mercury Prize announced changes to their r...

27 02, 2021

Jazz artists’ photos from Hong Kong’s vibrant musical past to go on show at the Fringe Club

By | 2021-02-27T04:15:06+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Jazz artists’ photos from Hong Kong’s vibrant musical past to go on show at the Fringe Club

With music venues allowed to open again in Hong Kong, an exhibition of photographs of some of the city’s best jazz artists, shot by one of their own, can soon be seen by the public.Singer Elaine Liu is one of the city’s top home-grown jazz vocalists. S...

25 02, 2021

AOA’s Mina is still reeling from K-pop bandmate’s bullying – the toxic Korean music industry is ‘horrible and needs to be changed’, says observer

By | 2021-02-25T16:15:16+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on AOA’s Mina is still reeling from K-pop bandmate’s bullying – the toxic Korean music industry is ‘horrible and needs to be changed’, says observer

By Kang Hyun-kyungSinger-actor Kwon Min-a, 27, a former member of the eight-member girl band AOA, returned to the limelight this week. Unveiling several dazzling portraits on Instagram, the singer – best known as Mina – let her fans know that she’s sti...

25 02, 2021

BTS member Suga is back as the K-pop giants play Dynamite, Telepathy and even a Coldplay hit at MTV Unplugged session

By | 2021-02-25T14:15:10+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on BTS member Suga is back as the K-pop giants play Dynamite, Telepathy and even a Coldplay hit at MTV Unplugged session

Members of BTS teamed up with MTV to treat fans to performances from their latest album Be in a special edition of MTV Unplugged. Oh, and smash hit Dynamite, of course.“It’s really an honour to be a part of the MTV Unplugged legacy, where so many legen...

24 02, 2021

YouTube K-pop battle series: Stray Kids, Ateez, iKon, The Boyz, and others fight to become top boy band of their generation

By | 2021-02-24T18:30:15+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on YouTube K-pop battle series: Stray Kids, Ateez, iKon, The Boyz, and others fight to become top boy band of their generation

Six K-pop group are preparing to fight to be recognised as the reigning boy band of their generation on an upcoming music competition show. Kingdom: Legendary War launches on April 1 on South Korean cable broadcaster Mnet, bringing together BOTB, iKon,...

24 02, 2021

The best of Daft Punk: 10 career highlights of French dance duo, from One More Time to the Weeknd and Get Lucky

By | 2021-02-24T14:15:14+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on The best of Daft Punk: 10 career highlights of French dance duo, from One More Time to the Weeknd and Get Lucky

The French duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, known worldwide as Daft Punk, were already beloved before they took the stage at the Coachella music festival in 2006. They had three acclaimed studio albums, a decade of semi-regular ...

24 02, 2021

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra ready to open city’s arts festival with programme of premieres and past commissions

By | 2021-02-24T10:45:15+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra ready to open city’s arts festival with programme of premieres and past commissions

In normal times, Hong Kong’s only professional Chinese orchestra performs every three or four days on average and embarks on multiple international tours each year. So the past 12 months have required a major adjustment by the 100-plus members of the H...

24 02, 2021

Jennie of Blackpink and BigBang’s G-Dragon are dating, report says

By | 2021-02-24T05:41:05+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Jennie of Blackpink and BigBang’s G-Dragon are dating, report says

K-pop reportedly has a new power couple: Jennie and G-Dragon.South Korean media outlet Dispatch reports that the Blackpink and BigBang members have been dating for about a year. The couple have apparently spent most of their time at home, with their re...