K-Pop’s Antic Emissary Raids the Cupboard

See on Scoop.it – Hallyu “Coup D’Etat,” the new album from the K-Pop star G-Dragon, has America heavily on its mind and in its credits. Kpop Kollective‘s insight: This overview of G-Dragon focuses on the surface: what he looks like, the kinds of images in which he appears. Is Caramanica suggesting that surface is all…

A Swede Makes K-Pop Waves

See on Scoop.it – Hallyu Mark Russell’s article draws attention to the global impact of people behind the scenes of K-pop, like songwriters.  At the same time, the story overlooks the role of Korean producers and songwriters on K-pop, especially those who bring their experience with American R&B and soul. See on blogs.wsj.com