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Asian Wave 2012

EXO Receives the New Asian Artist Group Award at MAMA 2012.
Exo Receives The New Asian Artist Group Award At Mama 2012.

EXO Receives the New Asian Artist Group Award at MAMA 2012.

News via kpopstarz.com

EXO wins Best New Asian Group AwardLast night in Hong Kong, MNet crowned the top artists of 2012 via MNet Asian Music Awards. One of the categories up for an award was Best New Asian Artist Group Award.

The category awards the group with a great potential in their music, as well as their stage presence and how they capture the attention of fans and an audience worldwide.

Members of EXO came up to the stage with all 12 members present dominating with their inevitable charms. As EXO-K's leader, Suho, gave his thank you speech on behalf of the Korean side of EXO, Kris gave his speech in Chinese.

MAMA 2012 Winners List: Rounding Up The Best in Asian Music To-Date
Mama 2012 Winners List: Rounding Up The Best In Asian Music To-Date

MAMA 2012 Winners List: Rounding Up The Best in Asian Music To-Date

News via kpopstarz.com

OnNovember 30thevening in Hong Kong, MNet crowned the top artists of 2012 via MNet Asian Music Awards.Below is the list of winners for this prestigious event. Winners shown in bold in nominee list.

TaeTiSeo and Taeyeon Nominated for 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards
Taetiseo And Taeyeon Nominated For 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards

TaeTiSeo and Taeyeon Nominated for 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards

News via snsdkorean.com

The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards will be held on November 30th in Hong Kong this year.  It will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Online voting for the artists has started already, so be sure to put your votes in!

Girls Generation-TaeTiSeoBest Female Group Girls Generation-TaeTiSeoBest Global Group (Female) Girls Generation-TaeTiSeo - Artist of the Year

You are allow to vote once a day from now until November 22nd.  So get to it!  Vote here! Instructions taken from wonderfulgeneration.netHow to Vote -Log-in or Sign-up for an Mnet Account to Vote

"2012 Korean Music Wave" concert cancelled due to budget issues
"2012 Korean Music Wave" Concert Cancelled Due To Budget Issues

"2012 Korean Music Wave" concert cancelled due to budget issues

Music News via koreaboo.com

A written apology was released last Saturday, a representative from HH Company stated that even though the entire staff have done their earnest to push through with the concert as planned, the company had no other choice but to cancel it. The representative was further quoted saying, “We totally understand how our decision brings down the audiences, who have chosen our show among other big concerts. We promise to get back on our feet to repay for all the disappointments we have caused."

The"2012 Korean Music Wave" was set to be held at the Incheon World Cup Stadium on September 15th and was supposed to feature artists such as, Super Junior, KARA, Jang Wooyoung, FT Island, 4minute, Teen Top, A Pink, Rainbow, ZE:A, Girl's Day and B.A.P with Lee Hyukjae as the host.

The cancellation of ’2012 Korean Music Wave Festival’ in Incheon made fans of Super Junior’s Leeteuk and others worry
The Cancellation Of ’2012 Korean Music Wave Festival’ In Incheon Made Fans Of Super Junior’S Leeteuk And Others Worry

The cancellation of ’2012 Korean Music Wave Festival’ in Incheon made fans of Super Junior’s Leeteuk and others worry

News via me.omg.vn

HH Company gave their announcement and apology onto the Korean Wave Festival’s official website. They stated that the show put off due to expenses. The sudden cancellation has made many fans angy and disappointed because the artists were well-known idol groups such as KARA, Super Junior, F.T. Island, B.A.P, ZE:A, Boyfriend, Girl’s Day, Rainbow, A Pink, and so on.

Moreover, fans of Super Junior’s Leeteuk have expressed their concern becuase this is the last performance Leeteuk has took the stage  before joining in the military later this year.

One fan commented, “I heard Leeteuk prepared a lot for this as it would probably be his last stage performance before enlisting. This is disappointing.” Another shared, “We won’t be able to see Leeteuk for the next two years. I’m shocked by the cancellation.”

The 2012 Pledis Asian-American Audition in U.S.A is to be held
The 2012 Pledis Asian-American Audition In U.s.a Is To Be Held

The 2012 Pledis Asian-American Audition in U.S.A is to be held

News via en.korea.com

The agency, Pledis, where represents Son Dam Bi, Park Kahi, After School, Orange Caramel, NUEST, and Hello Venus, will hold a special audition to find talented Asian-American artists, who will capture Korea and the world with their music.

The 2012 Pledis Asia-American Audition in U.S.A is to find Asian-Americans, who have various talents to become international K-pop representatives, in any fields, including, singer, actor, and model.

The audition will be held on October 13 and 14 in LA and San Francisco. Additional information about their schedules and audition will be posted on their official Facebook account (//www.facebook.com/pledisNewStar).

Super Junior, FTISLAND, KARA, ZE:A to Join '2012 Korean Music Wave' on September 15!
Super Junior, Ftisland, Kara, Ze:a To Join '2012 Korean Music Wave' On September 15!

Super Junior, FTISLAND, KARA, ZE:A to Join '2012 Korean Music Wave' on September 15!

News via kpopstarz.com

HH Company CEO Lee Hyuk Jae commented, "This is not just any concert. It's a chance to fully enjoy Korean music and culture. We also hope that this will make the city of Incheon a place that people will remember as a city full of culture."

Super Junior, Kara, FT Island, 4minute, B.A.P, and More to Perform at “2012 Korean Music Wave”
Super Junior, Kara, Ft Island, 4Minute, B.a.p, And More To Perform At “2012 Korean Music Wave”

Super Junior, Kara, FT Island, 4minute, B.A.P, and More to Perform at “2012 Korean Music Wave”

News via soompi.com

The 4th annual “Korean Music Wave” concert will take place on September 15 at the World Cup Stadium in Incheon. This year’s concert, hosted by MBC Music and HH Company, will feature some of the top K-Pop acts, including Super Junior, Kara, FT Island, Jang Woo Young, 4minute, Teen Top, APink, ZE:A, Rainbow, Girls’ Day, and B.A.P.

“We’re extremely happy to be able to host ‘2012 Korean Music Wave’ for the fourth year in a row. ‘2012 Korean Music Wave’ is not just a simple music event, but a chance to enjoy Korean music and culture all at once. Also, we hope this event will make Incheon an exciting city that reminds people of Korean culture as a whole,” HH Company’s CEO Lee Hyuk Jae was quoted as saying.

Top Hip Hop Acts Lined Up For The 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival
Top Hip Hop Acts Lined Up For The 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival

Top Hip Hop Acts Lined Up For The 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival

News via english.kbs.co.kr

Some of the hottest hip hop acts will be heating up the stage at the 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival.

According to the event organizers, the current lineup of acts include Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae, Bobby Kim and Buga Kinz. The festival will be running at the outdoor waterpark Caribbean Bay on July 14-15th.

Power of Asian Filmmakers, Fantastic Film School 2012
Power Of Asian Filmmakers, Fantastic Film School 2012

Power of Asian Filmmakers, Fantastic Film School 2012

News via hancinema.net

Also, Theron PATTERSON, the professor at Bahe?ehir University in Istanbul as well as the acclaimed director of an award-winning film Dark Cloud (2009), will focus on directorial concepts on developing production value. Meanwhile, Tim Kwok, a prolific producer of Vampire (2011) and The King of Fighters (2010) among other films, will give a lecture on shaping of international co-production strategies, and, last but not least, Mick GARRIS, an esteemed filmmaker known for his collaborations with Stephen King including Bag of Bones (2011) in addition to being the creator of SHOWTIMES Masters of Horror series, will share his filmmaking experiences with his genre insights.

Mick GARRIS (Filmmaker, Screenwriter)Director of Bag of Bones (2011), Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs (2006), Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005), Sleepwalkers (1992), and others, Screenwriter of Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2005), Riding the Bullet (2004) and adaptations of Stephen King's stories, such as Sleepwalkers (1992). Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival

John HEINSEN (Executive ProducerCEO of Bunnygraph Entertainment)MFA in Producing from The American Film Institute (AFI), Director of Digital Production (Lead) of the 84th Academy Awards for ABC/Oscar.com (2012), Former Manager of Primetime Programming, FOX Broadcasting Company, Recent guest lecturer on Transmedia at New York University (NYU), Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and University of Southern California (USC).