BBC: Hundreds of K-pop songs disappear from Spotify

BBC: Hundreds of K-pop songs disappear from Spotify. “Hundreds of popular K-pop songs have been removed from Spotify, amid a dispute with South Korean music distributor Kakao M. Releases by popular acts including Sistar, IU, Monsta X and Epik High have vanished, leaving fans frustrated.” Do you have favorite K-pop songs? I like bouncy stuff and I have no K-Pop in my standard Spotify list.

K-pop in 2021: Social media-friendly musicians survive pandemic (Korea Times)

Korea Times: K-pop in 2021: Social media-friendly musicians survive pandemic. “K-pop is tech-savvy. K-pop artists were able to build a global fandom thanks to their strategic use of YouTube and social media to interact with their fans abroad. Considering its tech-friendly nature, it’s no surprise K-pop is remaining strong despite the pandemic. K-pop musicians’ bonds with global fans are stronger than one might expect, partly because their decades-old relationships were built online, according to a K-pop expert.”

South China Morning Post: Korean pop music archive digitised and reissued for vinyl lovers – it’s ‘our living history of K-pop’, record company boss says

South China Morning Post: Korean pop music archive digitised and reissued for vinyl lovers – it’s ‘our living history of K-pop’, record company boss says. “Oasis Records Music Company is one such company that has been digitising and preserving its music collection. Established in 1952 during the Korean war, it owns more than 10,000 master tapes of Korean music recorded between the 1950s and 1990s, which it claims is the largest collection of its kind, unknown to the public until recently.”

LDH Japan Streaming Concerts Free for Fans Affected by Coronavirus Measures: Watch (Billboard)

Billboard: LDH Japan Streaming Concerts Free for Fans Affected by Coronavirus Measures: Watch. “LDH JAPAN — home of popular J-pop vocal and dance groups EXILE, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS, GENERATIONS, E-girls and more — has announced it will make approximately 40 of its artists’ live concert footage available for streaming on its official YouTube channel free of charge for a limited lime until the end of the month.”

Tubefilter: Massively-Viewed K-Pop Videos Temporarily Pulled From YouTube After False Copyright Claims

Tubefilter: Massively-Viewed K-Pop Videos Temporarily Pulled From YouTube After False Copyright Claims. “If names like BTS and BlackPink don’t ring a bell, it’s probably time to familiarize yourself with the K-Pop genre, which has taken YouTube by storm in recent years. And in an incident that caused a mild panic among some of the genre’s most fervent fans, the aforementioned K-Pop bands, as well as another girl group called Twice, saw several of their massively-viewed music videos temporarily removed from YouTube yesterday, reports Forbes, due to false copyright claims.”