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JYP founder tops 2013 royalties list

Source | 2014/04/13 | | Permalink

Singer-producer Park Jin-young, who is also a founder of one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, JYP, has topped the royalty rank for three consecutive years now, according to the Korea Music Copyright Association yesterday.

The statistic released by the association revealed that in 2013 Park was the top royalty earner for songs he has created...More

A spring stroll around Seoul

Source | 2014/04/13 | | Permalink

An air of spring is everywhere these days.

The Yunjungno parkway in Yeouido is the best and most popular destination to appreciate cherry blossoms. It saw an endless flow of visitors during all of last week. This normally happens in mid-April, when the street is colored with snowy-white petals falling from the 1,600-some-odd trees that bloom on both sides of the street.

If you want to escape the crowds, however, and are looking for a quiet, serene spot where you can appreciate the spring flowers, we suggest you take a look at one of the 140 spots recently recommended by the Seoul Metropolitan Government...More

Korean writers a U.K. success story

Source | 2014/04/12 | | Permalink

Drawings of Korean writers - including Hwang Sok-yong, Shin Kyung-sook and Yi Mun-yol - are on display at the London Book Fair. [JoongAng Ilbo]

Works of Korean writers are much appreciated at the London Book Fair, which has invited Korea as the focus market for this year's event...More

Crowdfunding a new direction for filmmaking

Source | 2014/04/11 | | Permalink

In a country that prides itself on cutting-edge technology, a documentary about a shaman wasn't going to be a box-office blockbuster.

"Because of the subject matter, we thought it'd be difficult to promote", said Jeon Ji-yoon, project manager at a crowdfunding website for films called Funding 21 who oversaw Park Chan-kyong's art-house film "Mansin: Ten Thousand Spirits".

So imagine Park and Jeon's surprise when the film based on the life of Kim Geum-hwa, an 83-year-old exorcist, rose to the top of art-house charts last month...More

2NE1 crushes March music chart

Source | 2014/04/11 | | Permalink

Girl group 2NE1 has taken the No. 1 spot on the Gaon Singles Chart for March.

According to data from the Gaon Music Chart yesterday, the four-member group received 55,739,833 points for "Come Back Home", which is one of the double-lead tracks off their latest album, "Crush"...More

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