Earlier this year, South Korean tech and entertainment firm Kakao bought a significant stake in K-Pop company SM Entertainment, emerging as the victor in a tussle with the latter company’s rival […]
The dust is settling from K-Pop firm Hybe’s attempt to become the largest shareholder in rival 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%.
Things are moving fast in South Korean tech company Kakao’s efforts to buy a stake in K-Pop firm SM Entertainment.
Fresh from selling a 4.2% stake to mobile games firm Com2uS in November, South Korean music company SM Entertainment now has another investor.
US-based Lovo is one of the startups exploring synthetic speech technology, with a system capable of reading out text in more than 180 different ‘voice skins’
There are big things afoot in the South Korean music industry this week, and for once they have nothing to do with K-Pop stars like BTS or Blackpink. Instead, Kakao […]
South Korean firm Kakao Entertainment was recently making music industry headlines with its dispute with Spotify that briefly saw a significant chunk of K-Pop music removed from the streaming service. Kakao Entertainment […]
Spotify’s catalogue of K-Pop music is returning to its former glory, after the company managed to end its high-profile dispute with South Korean firm Kakao Entertainment. The new agreement is […]
South Korean messaging app Kakao has acquired a controlling stake in the parent company of local music-streaming service MelOn, spending $1.6bn to acquire 74.6% of Loen Entertainment.
It’s the latest crossover between music and messaging – see Kakao rival Line’s acquisition of MixRadio and separate launch of its own Line Music last year – and in a country where the big Western streaming services have yet to make their mark.