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YouTube’s top 10 videos of 2019 are a truly global affair

The weakening of Anglo-American pop’s grip on the mainstream is nowhere more apparent than in YouTube’s run down of its most-streamed music videos globally of 2019. Latin America/Spain in general, and Puerto Rico in...
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Take cover! Viberate claims Blackpink are bigger than BTS

It takes a brave person to get involved in arguments between the world’s keenest superfans over whether one artist is better or bigger than another. So doff your caps but retreat a safe distance from music-database Viberate,...
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League of Legends spawns another virtual band: True Damage

League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world of esports – professional, competitive gaming – but its publisher Riot Games has also done some very interesting things around music. In 2017, the game spawned...
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SuperM create UGC-powered Canvases on Spotify

On Friday, we covered Spotify starting to slowly open up its Canvas feature to more acts and posting a related blog that gives tips on how those using it can get the most out of its assorted features. One of the tips was...
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K-Pop stars BTS are the latest artist to join TikTok

At the time of writing, it’s 19 hours since Big Hit Entertainment’s official Twitter profile for BTS made this announcement: “#BTS TikTok Channel Open!”. 19 hours later, BTS’ TikTok account is...
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Blackpink are first K-Pop artist to 30m YouTube subscribers

Congratulations to Blackpink, who’ve become the first K-Pop artist to reach the milestone of 30 million subscribers to their YouTube channel. What’s particularly impressive here is that it’s only six months since they became...
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K-Pop groups are half of YouTube’s biggest 24-hour debuts

It’s been clear for some time that YouTube is playing a significant role in the continued growth in the popularity of K-Pop outside South Korea. It’s also something we’ll be digging into at the NY:LON Connect conference...
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BTS fuelled Big Hit Entertainment surge in first half of 2019

Korean music firm Big Hit Entertainment held its latest media briefing yesterday, and dropped some impressive numbers to show how its business is surging in 2019. The company’s revenues in the first half of 2019 were more...
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K-Pop group TWICE to get their own YouTube Originals docu-series

YouTube really is throwing its weight behind K-Pop groups hoping to grow their audiences globally. The latest to benefit is TWICE, one of the groups created by Korean music firm JYP Entertainment. Billboard reports that...
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SM Entertainment and Capitol to launch ‘the Avengers of K-Pop’

Well, it’s actually SM Entertainment, Capitol Records AND Caroline who are working together on a new K-Pop supergroup. It’s called SuperM, and will feature members drawn from existing Korean bands SHINee, EXO and NCT...
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BTS World mobile game launches today with another new track

Today’s the day that BTS fans get to play the band’s new, official mobile game, BTS World. It’s being released by publisher Netmarble as a free download for Android and iOS from this evening (26 June). As we reported...
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K-Pop agency Big Hit Entertainment may be worth $1bn

With BTS playing to packed stadiums in the west, the excitement around the global potential of K-Pop continues to grow. That’s now including a bumper valuation for agency Big Hit Entertainment, which is behind the band....