Kim Jang-hoon to release his album via USB sticks 2012/11/26, Source,
The quirky singer Kim Jang-hoon has decided to release his album via USB sticks. His agency announced that in addition to CDs, Kim's 10th studio album to be released Dec.6 will be available via the mobile storage devices. "The songs on the USB will come in both wave files and mp3 format", said the agency which added that music videos will also be thrown in the deal. The unusual move was prompted after Kim's trip to Las Vegas in January for the Consumer Electronics Show in which he learnt a lot about developments in information technology,...More
Art and Culture 2012/11/19, Source,
It's the start of a new week and we have our Michelle Kim with us for our regular arts and culture segment. Today, she has an exhibition preview and two movie previews for us. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] There is a collection of rare photographs of the Korean Imperial Family on display this month at the Deoksu Palace Museum. The photos provide valuable insight into the personal and political life of the emperor and his family,...More
Kim Jang-hoon delays album release 2012/11/19, Source, Kim Jang-hoon has pushed back the launch of his 10th album to next month. The plan was to release it today, but his agency said Kim wasn't happy with some of the recordings and wanted another try. "As he's going abroad for a few years after his album, he's really giving it all he's got", said a spokesperson for his agency. The agency hopes to release the album by Dec. 10. The title track will be a catchy song in line with winter, and the video will feature various entertainers. After the album's release, Kim will perform at the "Kim Jang-hoon One Man Show Adieu" at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium, southern Seoul, from Dec. 20 to 25,...More
Gov't Agencies Splash Out on Celebrity Promoters 2012/11/17, Source,
Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi has been paid W572 million since 2010 for promoting the lottery for the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (US$1=W1,093). Boy group Super Junior was paid W380 million since March 2010 by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to promote Korean cuisine around the world. Over the last four years, 41 out of 62 government agencies that hired entertainers as honorary ambassadors spent hundreds of millions to billions of won in modeling fees and other expenses. The 41 government agencies spent more than W6 billion over that period,...More
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