[Interview] Lyricist gives insight into world of K-pop 2015/04/08, Source,
K-pop songs are sometimes criticized for being full of unoriginal lyrics. But in fact, each and every word that comes out of a singer's mouth has been meticulously calculated to respond to the fast-changing trends in music. Just because the words are straightforward and easy to understand doesn't mean the process of coming up with them has been effortless. In order to dig deeper into the veiled world of K-pop song-writing, the JoongAng Ilbo, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, met with the industry's lyricist-of-the-moment, Kim Eana (pictured above),...More
JYP head releases new album 2015/03/30, Source,
Singer and producer Park Jin-young will release a solo album in April. According to multiple industry insiders, Park, who heads JYP Entertainment, the agency of musicians such as Miss A and 2PM, will release a digital single soon and is adding the final touches to his upcoming record,...More
Korean opera tenor turns heads overseas 2015/03/21, Source, Lim Hyung-joo By Jeong Chi-ho
Operatic pop tenor Lim Hyung-joo will deliver a special lecture to Harvard University students next month on the school's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, becoming the youngest Korean to be invited to take the distinguished rostrum. The 28-year-old classical crossover singer, who has 15 albums under his belt, will fly to the United States for his lecture scheduled on April 23, Lim exclusively told the Korea JoongAng Daily,...More
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