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KBS lifts ban on "Joker" after Dal Shabet make changes to the lyrics + will appear on "Music Bank"

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After making changes to the lyrics, KBS announced that they have lifted the initial ban on Dal Shabet”s comeback title track, “JOKER,” and the group will be able to perform on their music shows. . ... Read more

Rain attends "China Music Awards" + awarded as "Asia"s most influential Korean artist"

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Singer and actor Rain was recently spotted at “China Music Awards” and was awarded with one of the most prestigious awards as an Asian artist. 

According to recent reports, Rain attended the 19th “China Music Awards” held on April 16th at the Macao Venetian Cotai Arena where he was awarded  “Asia”s most influential Korean artist” award, being the only Korean artist to be given an award that day.  . ... Read more

Music & Lyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes

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Music & Lyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes

Music & Lyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes Written by Morgan On March 21, 2015

From Agatha Christie, to Sherlock, to Cluedo, to the abundance of crime shows, the world has always been obsessed with mysteries and unsolved crimes. Dealing with the mysterious, intriguing and dark aspects of life, it only makes sense that the K-pop world would draw inspiration from this genre too. . ... Read more

Austin's SXSW Festival Offers 2nd Night Of Korean Music With Seoulsonic Showcase On March 20

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Austin's SXSW Festival Offers 2nd Night Of Korean Music With Seoulsonic Showcase On March 20

(Photo : KOCCA @ SXSW )

The organizers of SXSW recently announced the return of the Seoulsonic showcase. The performances will mark the second Korean showcase that is included in the official SXSW 2015 lineup, along with K-Pop Night Out. The event which is billed as 2015 SXSW Seoulsonic will feature electroclash band From the Airport with producers-turned-EDM artists The Solutions, Heo and folk music artist, Big Phony.   . ... Read more

Music & Lyrics: Shout-out to Shakespeare

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Music & Lyrics: Shout-out to Shakespeare

Music & Lyrics: Shout-out to Shakespeare Written by Lo On March 12, 2015

Without a doubt, William Shakespeare is the most famous playwright who has ever lived. His body of work has been translated into nearly every language from this planet, and even some that aren’t. His works have been staged as plays, musicals, films, music, porn and even a vlog series. . ... Read more

Infinite, Jay Park, and HA:TFELT Take Home Netizen’s Artist of the Year Award at Korean Music Awards

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Infinite, Jay Park, and HA:TFELT Take Home Netizen’s Artist of the Year Award at Korean Music Awards

Infinite, Jay Park, and HA:TFELT have become the owners of Netizen’s Artist of the Year Award at the 12th Korean Music Awards.

The Korean Music Awards announced on February 23 that “Infinite, Jay Park, and HA:TFELT have won the Netizen’s Artist of the Year award for the group, male, and female categories, respectively.”. ... Read more

Music & Lyrics: Talk About Tonight

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Music & Lyrics: Talk About Tonight

Music & Lyrics: Talk About Tonight Written by Lo On February 12, 2015

William Shakespeare once wrote, “One man in his time plays many parts.” People change who they are depending on what surrounds them. The funny thing is that it’s not just people that change roles; words do as well. It’s rather astounding how many different meanings a single word can carry, and how much of that meaning relies on the other words it’s joined to. One perfect example: tonight. . ... Read more

Pop Quiz: Which genre of Korean music do you belong in?

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Pop Quiz: Which genre of Korean music do you belong in?
You get harshly scolded by your grandparents. You… run away from home ✓ bow your head in shame and apologize ✓ pout and nod in agreement ✓ take out your feelings at a later time in private ✓ yell back at them ✓ sweet talk your way back into their graces ✓ cry and go to your room ✓ If you were to live vicariously through a TV character, you”d focus on… fashion ✓ self ✓ victory ✓ love ✓ revenge ✓ family ✓ friends ✓ Which “Heirs” character are you? Rachel ✓ Kim Tan ✓ Choi Young Do ✓ Bo Na ✓ Cha Eun Sang ✓ Myung Soo ✓ Chan Young ✓ Which INFINITE member are you/would you date? Sungyeol ✓ Hoya ✓ Woohyun ✓ Sungjong ✓ Dongwoo ✓ L ✓ Sunggyu ✓ BOO! “Omo!” ✓ “LOL. ... Read more

Music & Lyrics: Block B has Emotional Depth?

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Music & Lyrics: Block B has Emotional Depth?

Music & Lyrics: Block B has Emotional Depth? Written by Morgan On January 24, 2015

With Block B looking at a possible comeback sometime soon, to continue the high they left last year on, it might be the right time to take a deeper look into Block B and their lyrics. Don’t worry; we’re going to go a little further than Zico spelling his name in practically every song. . ... Read more

Music & Lyrics: Kim Jonghyun – A Man Obsessed

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Music & Lyrics: Kim Jonghyun – A Man Obsessed

Music & Lyrics: Kim Jonghyun – A Man Obsessed Written by Camiele On January 9, 2015

2015 seems to be getting off to one exciting start. First big release of the year is from Shinee‘s very own Kim Jonghyun. This is a long time in the making. SM saw fit to give Jonghyun every opportunity to flex his songwriting muscle, and he did so with the enthusiasm of a man driven mad with desire. . ... Read more