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15 01, 2022

Five K-pop songs to celebrate the Year of the Tiger: feline hits from Hoshi of Seventeen to Ryu Su-jeong from Lovelyz

By | 2022-01-15T10:15:09+00:00 January 15th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on Five K-pop songs to celebrate the Year of the Tiger: feline hits from Hoshi of Seventeen to Ryu Su-jeong from Lovelyz

The Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 1, has a special significance in South Korea: Korea and Koreans are often associated with the striped feline, and tigers have become a popular symbol of Korean identity.While tigers are common motifs in K...

13 01, 2022

K-pop group Enhypen drop new album Dimension: Answer as they look to forge their own path in life and music

By | 2022-01-13T10:45:21+00:00 January 13th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on K-pop group Enhypen drop new album Dimension: Answer as they look to forge their own path in life and music

K-pop boy band Enhypen dropped their new album, Dimension: Answer on January 10.The extended version of October’s Dimension: Dilemma, Answer has three new songs. As well as the single Blessed-Cursed, the “repackage” album features two extras: the bounc...

12 01, 2022

Why K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink aren’t the only ones who top South Korea’s charts – ballads, K-drama OSTs, trot and hip-hop also vie for supremacy

By | 2022-01-12T20:15:20+00:00 January 12th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on Why K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink aren’t the only ones who top South Korea’s charts – ballads, K-drama OSTs, trot and hip-hop also vie for supremacy

Recent years have seen South Korean pop music acts achieve global popularity on a scale never seen before – especially in 2021. But while outside Korea it may seem like all the country has to offer is energetic K-pop “idol” boy bands and girl groups, t...

8 01, 2022

IVE, K-pop rookies who rocked YouTube with hit song Eleven: all you need to know

By | 2022-01-08T10:15:23+00:00 January 8th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on IVE, K-pop rookies who rocked YouTube with hit song Eleven: all you need to know

A new K-pop girl group, IVE made their debut on December 1 with their high-energy single Eleven, and promptly won over listeners.Since then, they’ve racked up wins on South Korean weekly music shows, and seen Eleven make it onto music charts across the...

7 01, 2022

The reality of Spotify for artists: there’s no money in streaming music unless you’re A-list stars like Taylor Swift or BTS

By | 2022-01-07T01:15:21+00:00 January 7th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on The reality of Spotify for artists: there’s no money in streaming music unless you’re A-list stars like Taylor Swift or BTS

Gabriel Teodros started selling CDs of his hip-hop music when he was 18, but the amount of money he makes from recorded music, which he puts on the music streaming platform Spotify, has plummeted since the CD era.In December 2021, when Teodros shared h...

6 01, 2022

How BTS and Blackpink Spotify streams add to climate-change problem – the energy used generates annual carbon emissions so big, whole forests need planting to offset them

By | 2022-01-06T11:15:07+00:00 January 6th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on How BTS and Blackpink Spotify streams add to climate-change problem – the energy used generates annual carbon emissions so big, whole forests need planting to offset them

In the world of streaming, your favourite K-pop artist’s songs may be fuelling carbon emissions.Between mass streaming and growing album sales, both of which are great for artists but less so for the environment under current modes of consumption becau...

5 01, 2022

It’s their Lunar New Year in 2022: the K-pop stars born in the Year of the Tiger – BoA, Dahyun of Twice, NCT’s Jungwoo and more

By | 2022-01-05T10:19:16+00:00 January 5th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on It’s their Lunar New Year in 2022: the K-pop stars born in the Year of the Tiger – BoA, Dahyun of Twice, NCT’s Jungwoo and more

Though January 1 rang in the Gregorian year of 2022, February 1 will mark the Lunar New Year of the upcoming Year of the Water Tiger.Like all other animal years of the Asian zodiac calendars, the Year of the Tiger arrives every twelve years: the last y...

5 01, 2022

Italy’s Maneskin, Spotify favourites and America’s most loved new rock band, on their US debut, performing ’70s covers and what’s ahead in 2022

By | 2022-01-05T08:15:17+00:00 January 5th, 2022|Music|Comments Off on Italy’s Maneskin, Spotify favourites and America’s most loved new rock band, on their US debut, performing ’70s covers and what’s ahead in 2022

The four members of the Italian rock band Maneskin grew up gigging around Rome. But when they flew into Los Angeles for their first sold-out gig at the Roxy in early November, there was one local site of Saturnalian bad behaviour they just had to visit...

3 01, 2022

Jay Park and Day6’s Jae Park announce surprise departures on social media, shaking up the South Korean music scene

By | 2022-01-03T11:15:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2022|Music|Comments Off on Jay Park and Day6’s Jae Park announce surprise departures on social media, shaking up the South Korean music scene

If you’re a fan of either Jay Park or Jae Park you may have started 2022 off a little surprised as the stars, both active in the South Korean music scene, announced they would both be parting ways with their long-time companies.Jay Park, the 34-year-ol...

3 01, 2022

A literal step back: new K-pop group GOT the beat’s debut song Step Back draws fan backlash for its lyrics about ‘silly girls’

By | 2022-01-03T05:16:28+00:00 January 3rd, 2022|Music|Comments Off on A literal step back: new K-pop group GOT the beat’s debut song Step Back draws fan backlash for its lyrics about ‘silly girls’

On January 1 a new K-pop group, GOT the beat, debuted with the song Step Back, and some people feel it is a bit of a step back musically.A seven-member project group launched by Korean pop music label SM Entertainment, and reportedly the first of sever...