Tag: south korea
Hybe revenues grow and Com2uS buys stake in SM Entertainment
K-Pop giant Hybe has published its financial results for the third quarter of 2022.
November 3, 2022
HYBE reportedly acquires synthetic voice firm Supertone
Back when it was called Big Hit Entertainment, K-Pop firm HYBE bought a stake in synthetic voice startup Supertone.
October 5, 2022
PRS for Music targets South Korean DSPs over royalties
British collecting society PRS for Music isn’t happy with several streaming service in South Korea.
September 16, 2022
K-Pop artist-tracking app Blip passes 1m Android downloads
Google has hailed the success of the app, created to help K-Pop fans follow their favourite artists, such as Blackpink, Monsta X and Twice.
August 18, 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
Country Profile – South Korea 2022
South Korea has a long history with music streaming – but the sector’s recent success is maybe not quite as robust as it first seems.
June 23, 2022
Report claims 10m K-Pop albums were sold in May 2022 alone
We already know that the superfandom around top K-Pop artists extends to buying albums rather than just streaming them.
June 14, 2022
Spotify rebrands flagship K-Pop playlist to K-Pop ON! (온)
'K-Pop Daebak', the flagship playlist for K-Pop music on Spotify, is being rebranded to 'K-Pop ON! (온)
March 3, 2022
K-Pop giant HYBE generated more than $1bn of revenues in 2021
That included strong growth for album sales, merchandising and licensing, and (unsurprisingly) concerts.
February 24, 2022
Korean video service Watcha is getting into music streaming
There will soon be a new player in the South Korean music-streaming market: video service Watcha has announced plans to add music as part of a relaunch.
February 22, 2022
Spotify’s monthly K-Pop streams are up 27% year-on-year
It's a year since Spotify launched in South Korea, and the company says that it is now averaging 7.97bn monthly K-Pop streams worldwide.
February 15, 2022