By Mark James Russell
"K-Pop Now! [...] good points 100 and twenty-eight sleek pages of Korean pop eye-candy." —KpopStarz.com
K-Pop Now! takes a enjoyable examine Korea's high-energy pop song, and is written for its transforming into legions of enthusiasts. It good points all of the recognized teams and singers, and takes an insider's examine how they've got made it to the top.
In 2012, Psy's music and song video "Gangnam type" unexpectedly took the realm by means of hurricane. yet K-Pop, the song of Psy's fatherland of Korea has been successful lovers for years with its infectious melodies and high-energy enjoyable. that includes exceedingly appealing and gifted singers and eye-popping visuals, K-Pop is the track of now.
Though K-Pop is a comparatively younger phenomenon within the West, it really is swiftly gaining traction and attaining a lot better audiences—thanks largely to social media like fb, YouTube and Twitter. best K-Pop acts get ten million to thirty million hits for his or her videos—the ladies iteration unmarried "Gee" has over 100 million views!
In K-Pop Now! you are going to find:
- Profiles of all of the present K-Pop artists and their hits
- a glance at Seoul's hippest scorching spots and hangouts
- Interviews with best artists like Kevin from Ze:A and Brian Joo
- a glance on the K-Pop idols of tomorrow
You'll meet the most important checklist manufacturers, the hosts of the insanely renowned "Eat Your Kimchi" site, and K-Pop teams like massive Bang, TVXQ, 2NE1, ladies new release, scorching, SES, FinKL Busker Busker and The Koxx. The publication additionally features a advisor for enthusiasts who plan to go to Seoul to discover K-Pop up shut and personal.
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It nonetheless doesn’t feel that strategy to us, you recognize. round the time that we begun contemplating doing this full-time, we appeared into the belief of manufacturing frequently scheduled exhibits. “Music Monday” was once the 1st convey that we begun, yet considering that then we’ve made indicates for nearly each day of the week. As for the purpose the place our video clips quite took off, we can’t quite say evidently. We didn’t have any giant increase. We simply gradually, very progressively grew. there has been no viral video that introduced in millions of latest humans to the positioning and movies. We simply, month by way of month, acquired extra subscribers and audience. That’s all. It was once purely on the two-year mark that we observed that lets most likely develop sufficiently big, if we persisted at our price, to develop to the purpose of independence, you could say. Our site’s virtually 5 years previous now, and it’s fairly been in basic terms within the final 12 months or in order that issues have began to fairly take off. KPN: Did you have got any education in programming or media? S&M: We’re either absolutely untrained in programming. we don't have any formal schooling in it whatever. We simply mess around round with buttons until eventually the reveal does what we'd like it to do. We’re simply very inquisitive and diligent, that’s all. Our video editor now's officially informed, and he or she retains on utilizing fancy pants phrases and we’re regularly her harassed, and say stuff like “Oh! You suggest the fadoodlydoo button? Yeah that’s an outstanding button. ” KPN: You’ve begun getting large reactions from lovers, such as you have been K-pop stars. How did that occur? S&M: i believe we have been the main stunned final yr after we went to the Google MBC live performance, and after the live performance we bought swarmed by way of lovers. It took us forty five mins to go away whilst the stroll would typically have taken mins. Seeing such a lot of humans, in genuine lifestyles, outdoors of the web, was once fairly once we begun announcing to ourselves, “OK, anything weird’s taking place here.... ” simply this Monday [May 20, 2013], once we arrived in Singapore, we had a truly gigantic crowd of individuals looking ahead to us on the airport, so monstrous, actually, that the police have been known as. That shocked the hell out people, simply because that’s frequently reserved for K-pop teams. For us, we have been so satisfied to determine such a lot of humans and we needed to speak with every body, no longer scoot off and be anti-social. KPN: How vital was once K-pop in construction your acceptance? S&M: K-pop rather helped get us in the market, although it’s now not our purely factor. We do indie video clips, go back and forth movies, running a blog, consuming, and so forth. , yet our K-pop vids are the place we’re at our funniest. The resource fabric is simply really easy to paintings with! So, seeing that we’re extra outgoing in these situations, and they’re extra shareable, then we will be able to see that we bought renowned that approach. KPN: who're your favourite K-pop teams nowadays? S&M: we actually just like the huge acts from YG: substantial Bang, 2NE1 and Psy, yet we additionally like SHINee, great Junior, U-Kiss, T-ara and Orange Caramel. INTERVIEW WITH Kevin Kim from Ze:A Kevin Kim was once born in Korea yet lived in Australia for a few years. yet his place of origin known as, and after passing his auditions for megastar Empire leisure, he quickly stumbled on himself within the new K-pop crew Ze:A after which the subgroup Ze:A 5.