Hybe reports financials, seeks new group and preps BTS NFTs
There's lots of news from K-Pop colossus Hybe today, starting with its latest financial results. In the third quarter of this year its revenues were up by 79.5% year-on-year.
November 5, 2021
Blackpink are now the most subscribed-to artist on YouTube
Justin Bieber has been the most popular music artist on YouTube by the metric of channel subscriptions for a while, but now he has been knocked off his perch.
September 13, 2021
Startup files: Fave builds community with BTS and Taylor Swift superfans
If you're building a platform based around superfans, launching with Taylor Swift's 'Swifties' community is a bold statement of intent. As is following that up with the famous BTS Army. This is what US-based startup Fave...
August 19, 2021
YouTube Shorts gets a BTS #PermissiontoDance challenge
Hashtag challenges and dance contests have become such an important part of TikTok that rival apps (and bigger digital services getting into short-video) couldn’t help but adopt them too. YouTube Shorts is no different,...
July 20, 2021
BTS break YouTube and Spotify records with ‘Butter’ single
The BTS Army has done it again: breaking records on various digital platforms for their idols' new single 'Butter'. One of those records already belonged to the K-Pop stars, with BTS seemingly breaking their own YouTube...
May 24, 2021
Rhythm Hive game features music of BTS and other K-Pop stars
K-Pop artists have been taking streaming services by storm around the world. Now their music could fuel the next mobile gaming hit. Well, that’s what developer Superb Corp is hoping with its new mobile game Rhythm...
February 5, 2021
Big Hit Entertainment revenues grew by 54% in Q3 2020
Now that it's gone public, Korean music company Big Hit Entertainment will be delivering quarterly financial results. The first since its IPO revealed that its revenues grew by 54% year-on-year to 190bn won (around $171m)...
November 17, 2020
BTS ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ online concerts sold 993k tickets
K-Pop stars BTS set an official world record earlier this year when they attracted more than 756,000 paying fans to their ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert. Last weekend’s ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ concerts outdid...
October 13, 2020
Big Hit Entertainment prices its IPO for $4.1bn valuation
The next music company to go public is set to be K-Pop firm Big Hit Entertainment. Now we know how much its IPO is set to value the company at, after pricing was announced. Shares will cost 135k won ($115) each in an offering...
September 29, 2020
BTS Universe Story mobile game launches for Android and iOS
The new mobile game for K-Pop stars BTS has gone live. Netmarble's BTS Universe Story was made available for Android and for iOS overnight, and is the band's second foray into mobile gaming following last year's BTS World. As...
September 25, 2020
Fortnite is the next frontier for K-Pop stars BTS
BTS are no strangers to the gaming world, having starred in their first mobile game BTS World last year, with a follow-up (BTS Universe Story) about to launch. Now the K-Pop stars are heading to one of the biggest, buzziest...
September 22, 2020
Next BTS livestream comes with month-long virtual exhibition
K-Pop stars BTS are already one of the big success stories of lockdown livestreams: their 'Bang Bang Con' concert in June pulled in 756,000 paying customers. Now they're following it up with an even more ambitious event....
September 16, 2020