Tag: south korea

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INFINITE are first K-pop act to top Twitter Emerging Artist Chart

INFINITE (a band that insist on writing their name in caps despite, as far as we can tell, it not being an acronym) have become the first South Korean act to get to number 1 on the Twitter Emerging Artist Chart (which launched...
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Country Profile – South Korea 2013

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Flurry explains that phablets are big in South Korea

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has published some research into what's happening with devices and apps in South Korea.
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IHS identifies digital music growth in South Korea

IHS has published some more stats on digital growth in Korea, suggesting that digital services accounted for 56% of all consumer spending on full-track music there in 2012
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Country Profile – South Korea 2012

The South Korean music industry has long been fascinating, despite only recently landing on Western radars thanks to Psy and his ‘Gangnam Style’ global hit.
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Music Ally Report 306: The comeback kid

Our lead feature peeks behind the curtain of the new-look Myspace and tests out its shiny new features and layout. In 2005, it was the hottest service in the world but its time under the control of News Corp. saw it slip...
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There are 640m active iOS and Android devices in the world

Mobile analytics Flurry has revealed that more than 640m iOS and Android devices were in use during July 2012.
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South Korean government not happy with Music Matters survey

Hong Kong-based Music Matters could be in hot water with the South Korean government, after publishing research during MidemNet claiming that 60% of Korean internet users have downloaded music illegally - the second highest...
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Interview: Tablo talks digital music in South Korea

Korean hip-hop artist Tablo has been one of the more forward-thinking artists when it comes to digital. We fired some questions at him to find out more for our South Korea profile in this week's Music Ally Report, but...
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Music Ally Report: Mobile Streams

Our lead: With full-track mobile music downloads failing to take off as the industry had hoped, could streaming be the answer? The buzz around Spotify’s iPhone application suggests that it could. The only question now is...