GG kicks Jessica out of group 2014/10/01, Source, Girls' Generation announced through its agency yesterday that Jessica will no longer be in the girl group, citing difficulties fixing schedules after the member recently launched her own fashion brand. Through a press statement released yesterday afternoon, SM Entertainment said Jessica approached the company earlier this year, saying that she would leave the nine-member band after releasing one last album because of "personal reasons",...More
GG's 'The Boys' hits 100M on YouTube 2014/09/29, Source,
Three years after Girls' Generation released their third full-length album, the music video for its title track, "The Boys" (2011), garnered 100 million views on YouTube yesterday morning. The feat marks the third time a song by the group has reached such a record, after "Gee" (2009) and "I Got A Boy" (2013),...More
Is digital music on the wrong track? 2014/09/20, Source,
"The country's hourly minimum wage in 2014 is 5,210 won ($5). For a singer to earn that amount, 965 people have to download their song, or if the listeners are using a streaming service, 43,416 people have to listen to the song. Is there a reason to do music anymore?" Guitarist Shin Dae-cheol, 47, leader of the rock band Sinawi, posed this question about digital downloads to his Facebook in April, sparking a debate on social media. He was referring to the copyright royalties musicians receive from Korea's music download or streaming providers such as Mnet or Melon. And since most listeners no longer purchase physical CDs, Shin may have a point,...More
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