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As K-pop’s popularity expands beyond South Korea, industry leaders are expanding to the American market by joining hands with large American record labels – HYBE, the entertainment company that manages the popular band BTS, announced a partnership with Universal Music Group. Meanwhile, another major South Korean entertainment company SM signed a similar agreement with MGM. These partnerships hope…

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Region: Asia

July 22, 2021

Does society affect the quality of the movies its directors make? Do democracies in fact make better art? Perhaps South Korea can provide an outlook on this question. 1960 is a special year in the country’s political history - a popular protest ousted President Syngman Rhee from office in April after he attempted to hold…

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Region: Asia

July 8, 2021

What Happened Pastors in South Korea claim that church-linked COVID-19 outbreaks have tainted the public image of churches in the country. Most recently, a church in Seoul emerged as the source of the country’s second largest infection cluster following a spike in cases associated with a religious sect in Daegu earlier this year. A 2015 Gallup Korea poll finds that more…

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September 15, 2020

What Happened The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) announced new requirements for social media influencers to explicitly state whether their product endorsements are tied to corporate sponsors. This move came after several YouTubers with millions of subscribers were criticized for their engagement in a covert promotional practice called “backdoor online advertising.” Both influencers and companies that fail to comply…

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September 12, 2020