BTS Busan livestream attracted more than 49m viewers
Despite premature reports of the demise of K-Pop titans BTS, the group returned for a stadium concert in their homeland this weekend
October 17, 2022
MTV’s 2022 VMAs to include ‘Metaverse Performance’ award
Ever alive to pop culture trends, MTV has added a new category to its Video Music Awards (VMAs) this year: 'Best Metaverse Performance'.
July 27, 2022
Stationhead adds channels for BTS, Seventeen and Nicki Minaj
Stationhead is the user-generated radio startup tapping Spotify and Apple Music APIs to help people launch their own radio stations.
June 28, 2022
Hybe share price falls after BTS announce hiatus plans
The announcement came in a YouTube 'dinner party' video. "The problem with K-Pop and the whole 'idol' system is that they don't give you time to mature."
June 15, 2022
BTS and YouTube team up again for a short-video challenge
The streaming services' marketing wheels are truly cranking for BTS's new compilation album 'Proof'.
June 7, 2022
Spotify launches microsite counting down to BTS ‘Proof’ album
With 25.8bn streams of BTS's music on Spotify so far, it's no wonder the company is keen to support their new compilation album 'Proof'.
June 6, 2022
Apple Music gets BTS Radio as Shazam tests Apple Maps guides
K-Pop stars BTS are turning their hands to radio presenting, with a three-part show that will be exclusive to Apple Music.
May 30, 2022
Two in a row for BTS with IFPI’s Artist of the Year award
The IFPI has crowned K-Pop stars BTS as the top artist of 2021, making them the first act to win the award two years in a row.
February 24, 2022
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