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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.
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....