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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.

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals
March 14, 2019

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The #MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea's famed music industry.

BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
March 01, 2019

BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power

By Wantanee Suntikul
People-to-people cultural diplomacy fuels the band’s burgeoning global fame and influence.

Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
December 07, 2018

Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US

By Layne Vandenberg
Kevin Shin trained to be a K-pop star. He’s now making hip hop hits in China.
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
November 15, 2018

K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan

By Jenna Gibson
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.

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