Gap widens between YouTube and Melon services in South Korea
The music industry has been thinking a lot about how South Korean artists like BTS and Blackpink are growing their audiences.
January 31, 2023
Melon is planning to launch a music world on Roblox
Melon is one of the creative agencies helping artists and labels create experiences and perform within Roblox.
August 22, 2022
Melon still the most popular South Korean streaming service
The Record Label Industry Association of Korea has surveyed 1,500 streaming subscribers about their activity.
August 10, 2022
Musical metaverse agency Melon raises $5m seed funding
Melon is one of the companies that has been helping artists and labels work with games and metaverses.
July 21, 2022
Music in the metaverse: ‘Moving away from audiences and toward communities’
"I don't think that artists really have a better option for a scalable community play than getting involved in the gaming space..."
January 24, 2022
Tai Verdes to perform as an avatar in four-song Roblox concert
Roblox is preparing for its next music event: a concert by Tai Verdes, taking place on Saturday 13 November in a custom-built experience.
November 11, 2021
Kakao Entertainment plans merger with streaming service Melon
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 Entertainment, already a key music distributor and media...
July 19, 2021
Music marketing: games, gamification and the metaverse
Travis Scott in Fortnite and Lil Nas X in Roblox bagged the biggest headlines around the latest wave of the music/gaming crossover, but there are plenty of other partnerships happening too. At Music Ally's Sandbox Summit...
May 26, 2021
Korean streaming service Melon faces royalties investigation
Melon is one of the oldest music-streaming services in the world, but the South Korean service is now facing an investigation into its handling of music royalties between 2009 and 2011. The Korea Times reported that the...
June 4, 2019
South Korean mobile-music services raise download prices
It’s a happy new year for music rightsholders in South Korea, as new regulations came into effect raising the royalty share from music-streaming services from 60% to 65%. News site The Korea Bizwire reported that a number...
January 3, 2019
Country Profile: South Korea 2017
Recorded music revenue in South Korea grew around 20% in 2016, according to local executives, with little signs of the country’s recent digital-led boom running out of road. South Korea experienced double-digit growth...
February 9, 2017