This is one of his most famous songs. It is very pop and catchy, so gained tremendous popularity among young people. Even now, this song is selected by many people as the favorite song in the 90’s. Kim Gun-mo is said to be a legendary singer in South Korea. His 3rd album잘못된 만남, (1995) sold over three millions copies, which was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling album in South Korea. "
They do this by using Korean and English lyrics, and also by mixing the music and the style of dancing they do. While they do incorporate Western culture they don’t loose sight of their own Korean culture. This type of music is also widely known as, Kpop, and it has a strong influence on those of all different backgrounds of Asian youth and it also has a strong influence of those from Western Culture, like America and even the U.K. This article mentions the importance the role the Internet has on society today. The article says, “The internet has great potential for spreading awareness and exposure to the countless varieties of music around the world and for promoting the sale of music CDs and downloads” (Sutton 2009).
South Korea in Building Its Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy Through Its Culture and Technology: Case Study of K-Pop Music Industry I. Abstract In these recent years, South Korea has becoming one of the influential soft powers by attracting others by its cultures, especially on it entertainment aspects. South Korea nowadays in this globalized world also in its attempt to build and strengthen its diplomacy through the cultures they have. The cultures of South Korea are now becoming trends not only for Asian people but also for people around the world, especially now South Korea is generally known with its K-Pop music industry, which K-Pop music industry becomes one of the most important factors that can influence the successfulness of South
Nowadays, the music industry is one of the biggest sectors in the Korean economy. Music industry is indeed a lucrative business all over the world. A reason that Cho Yong-pil is a significant figure in Korean popular music history is because that he made a great profits from his music album by ‘recording’ his songs. In the past, the purchase of CDs was the only way for people to access music. As the recording technology developed, artists could yield better quality music album and Cho perfectly took advantage of it.
1. Improved K-pop Show Contents Since the globalization of K-pop, the demand for Korean popular music contents has been diversified throughout Asia. To meet the needs of fans wanting to see K-pop stars directly before them, Korean production companies, broadcasting companies and non-profit foundations increased overseas performances and prepared for alternative channels such as internet live-streams. But they could neither satisfy fans in quantity nor in quality. K-pop fans in Asia did not enjoy the luxury of experiencing K-pop contents as a whole since most of the concerts were one-off events, concentrated on a few artists.
These attitudes tend to last, (Dalton, Tickle, Sargent, Beach, Ahrens, & Heatherton, 2002) and are reinforced through mass media (Couldry, 2001; Couldry & McCarthy, 2004a, 2004b). The biggest influencer of both older and younger generations is television. South Korean dramas have greatly influenced consumer perception of South Korea and its culture in various constituencies all across the globe. There have been many studies as to why so many young and old consumers relate so much to a country that has a completely different culture and language; the answers are varied as they relate primarily to personal taste. A recent study showed that residents in Hong Kong, who had previously very little ties with Korea and had a negative view on South Koreans primarily due to the Korean Civil War and the growing tensions with North Korea, found that some of the reasons why one would be affiliated and attracted to Korean culture were; ‘It is suitable for my taste’ (28.9%), ‘It is in vogue’ (23.7%), ‘The level of access to the culture is easy because it is in Asia’ (19.1%), ‘There is something to learn from Korean culture’ (16.4%), and ‘It has less heterogeneity than Western culture’ (Samuel.
The country exported nearly $3 billion in entertainment, more than double 2002 exports, according to MK Daily, a Korean news portal. South Korea’s success starts with tv series’ in the nineties. Then comes the pop songs and boy bands where it really begins to influence the east. Finally, they become fans of everything, from Korean food to the Korean language. Some people are even so infatuated that they change their names to one from Korean descent.
In Korea, the artists just try to look good to the public, not showing their own character. For example, if we see Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, their music style and flow of lyrics are different than K-pop and they have their own structures, but still they are the pop stars on the Billboard chart. I know Korean artists want to be involved in popular music, but they do not have to copy people. This problem show Korea music
who is now working as an English teacher in Korea about his clubbing experience in his hometown. He mentioned “Almost everyone has listened to Rhythm Nation in discos back in those days, you just want to dance when you heard the DJ played this song. It will be cool if you could imitate the military-style dance moves of her in the music video!” From his line, we can observe another important element introduced to R&B music - the dance moves. R&B singers like Janet Jackson and her brother, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson have made dance moves associated with R&B music, and they often incorporated various dance moves and styles in their music videos and live performances. This completes the puzzle of why the R&B songs were so often to become the hot dance club hits in the nineties, Janet Jackson “I Get Lonely” and Usher “You Make Me Wanna” are two chart success
The one thought that comes to everyone's mind always turns out to be incorrect about this specific group. Korean Pop fans in America get so many misconceptions just because they listen to a different type of music with a different language. This is called a misconception, a view or an opinion that is incorrect about a person or a group. Korean Pop also known as Kpop which is very popular in Korea, but now Kpop is advancing and taking over the world piece by piece, and where there is an artist there is a fanbase. With the advances of Kpop more fans are coming out and supporting their idols.