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Why Did Thousands of K-Pop Songs Disappear From Spotify?
March 04, 2021

Why Did Thousands of K-Pop Songs Disappear From Spotify?

By Jenna Gibson
Kakao Entertainment and the streaming service were unable to reach a licensing extension -- just as Spotify entered the Korean market.

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness
February 10, 2021

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness

By Associated Press
Many recording artists struggle to cope with the trappings of fame, made more difficult by the perception of mental health as taboo topic.
Korean Super Group BTS Faces Uproar in China Over War Comments
October 14, 2020

Korean Super Group BTS Faces Uproar in China Over War Comments

By Associated Press
China’s nationalists bristled at a mention of U.S.-South Korea cooperation in Korean War, fought against China and North Korea.

South Korea’s Emperor of Trot Goes Viral
October 08, 2020

South Korea’s Emperor of Trot Goes Viral

By Jenna Gibson
73-year-old superstar Na Hoon-a captured South Korea's attention with a rare TV concert.

The Political Activism of K-pop Stans
July 21, 2020

The Political Activism of K-pop Stans

By Layne Vandenberg
K-pop fans are making waves with activism both within the K-pop music industry and in global politics. 

K-pop Leads With ‘Contactless’ Concerts
July 16, 2020

K-pop Leads With ‘Contactless’ Concerts

By Layne Vandenberg
K-pop groups are proving that the art of the performance can have a virtual future, even beyond COVID-19 restrictions.

Globalizing the Korean Concert Industry
March 28, 2020

Globalizing the Korean Concert Industry

By Layne Vandenberg
The Korean music industry has evolved from an afterthought to a staple destination for Western artists.
Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?
January 23, 2020

Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?

By Layne Vandenberg
The minds behind K-pop dance choreography, one of K-pop’s most iconic features, deserve formal recognition. 

K-Pop Suicides Point to a Need for Industry Reforms
December 21, 2019

K-Pop Suicides Point to a Need for Industry Reforms

By Justin Fendos
The K-pop industry has some serious soul searching to do.

The Development of K-Pop Without China
August 30, 2019

The Development of K-Pop Without China

By Layne Vandenberg
China is one of the world’s largest markets; but K-pop continues to be a global phenomenon without it.

K-Pop Phenomenon BTS Takes a Break
August 29, 2019

K-Pop Phenomenon BTS Takes a Break

By Layne Vandenberg
Who can replace the K-pop group that experienced six years of nonstop success?
What Puts the K in K-pop?
August 15, 2019

What Puts the K in K-pop?

By Jenna Gibson
Non-Korean singers raise questions about race and identity in Korean pop music.

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