It’s no secret that HYBE is looking to expand its business further beyond South Korea, and indeed beyond K-Pop.
Contracts and insider-trading charges spell trouble for K-Pop firms
There is trouble brewing for two of the most prominent companies in the K-Pop industry, despite their growth and global expansion.
TikTok goes big on #10yrsWithBTS anniversary celebration
BTS may be on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the marketing activity around the K-Pop stars stops.
SM Entertainment revenues grew 20.3% in first quarter of 2023
SM Entertainment has published its latest financial results. They’re the first since it fended off an attempt by rival HYBE to take control.
HYBE’s virtual artist Midnatt releases debut in six languages
K-Pop firm HYBE has unveiled its latest artist, Midnatt, releasing the official music video for their debut release in six languages.
Hybe reports another strong quarter as K-Pop growth continues
BTS may be on hiatus but that hasn’t prevented the company behind them, Hybe, from achieving record first-quarter financial results.
Hybe to sell SM Entertainment shares while Kakao plans global expansion
The dust is settling from K-Pop firm Hybe’s attempt to become the largest shareholder in rival SM Entertainment.
Hybe chairman warns of challenges facing the K-Pop industry
Hybe and its fellow K-Pop companies combined still only account for “less than 2% of the revenue shares of the worldwide music industry”
Hybe abandons its efforts to buy a 40% stake in SM Entertainment
A sudden peace has broken out in the battle for control of K-Pop music company SM Entertainment, as Hybe abandoned its efforts to buy 40%.
K-Pop stars Twice have launched their own Roblox experience
Twice are one of the K-Pop groups plotting a path to global stardom in the wake of BTS and Blackpink’s worldwide success.
Kakao wants to buy a bigger stake in K-Pop firm SM Entertainment
Things are moving fast in South Korean tech company Kakao’s efforts to buy a stake in K-Pop firm SM Entertainment.
Taylor Swift regains top spot from BTS in IFPI global artist chart
It’s annual-awards time for global music body the IFPI, which is staggering its rankings for artists, tracks and albums over several days.