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
BTS given Big Hit Entertainment shares ahead of its IPO
Given BTS's role in the growth of K-Pop giant Big Hit Entertainment, it should come as no surprise that the group will benefit from the company's upcoming IPO. Reuters reported this month that each of the seven members...
September 8, 2020
The latest BTS product is a Korean language-learning kit
In March, BTS launched a new video series online called 'Learn Korean with BTS' – 30 three-minute lessons teaching their global fanbase how to speak the band's native language. Now this has evolved into a physical...
August 26, 2020
BTS regain YouTube 24-hour record with 101.1m ‘Dynamite’ views
YouTube’s 24-hour debut record has fallen again, with BTS unseating their K-Pop compatriots Blackpink. The former group’s new single ‘Dynamite‘ did 100.1m views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, overtaking...
August 24, 2020
Big Hit Entertainment reports sharp growth in revenues
As one of the key K-Pop companies, Big Hit Entertainment generates revenues from live concerts as well as recorded music. With its biggest act BTS seeing their world tour cancelled due to Covid-19, you might expect a hit...
August 20, 2020
BTS fanfic meets mobile games as Netmarble preps BTS Universe Story
Netmarble is the South Korean company that launched the BTS World mobile game in June 2019, offering the BTS Army the chance to play manager to the K-Pop stars – complete with an original soundtrack album. The game topped...
August 19, 2020