Tag: south korea
Korean live-music startup MyMusicTaste raises $10m
Remember when Songkick was promoting its Detour feature, which enabled fans to band together to request a gig in their nearest town by a favourite band? Korean startup MyMusicTaste is mining similar territory, and it’s...
January 11, 2016
Finetunes strikes deals for Asian expansion
Digital distributor Finetunes has signed three new partnerships to boost its business in Asia. The German firm will be represented throughout the region by Singapore-based Cross Ratio Entertainment, which will be encouraging...
November 19, 2015
Samsung apologises for ‘free music’ ad in South Korea
Oh dear, Samsung. The company’s music team has posted an apology on its Facebook page for an ill-advised promotional campaign for its Milk music service. The ad – according to Digital Music News’ translation – suggested...
February 17, 2015
Samsung Milk Music popular in Korea (except with some rightsholders)
Samsung’s Milk Music personal radio service launched in the US earlier this year, but it recently went live in the company’s homeland of South Korea too. A report from Korea Joongang Daily suggests the app is...
October 10, 2014
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...
September 16, 2014
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.
November 20, 2013
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
February 6, 2013
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.
November 22, 2012
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...
November 21, 2012
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.
August 28, 2012
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...
January 29, 2010