2022 Recruitment for HWAITING! The K-pop Music Research Accelerator

Are you outside of academia yet do research on K-pop music or related topics? Are you an advanced undergrad or grad student researching K-pop music, but lack a research community? Do you want an opportunity to hone your analytic skills and publish on K-pop music? Consider applying to HWAITING! The K-pop Music Research Accelerator! HWAITING!: K-POP…

How American Music Journalism Impacts K-pop

Recent comments by Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine, shed light on limited perceptions of K-pop perpetuated by mainstream media. In a piece written by Maureen Dowd for The New York Times, Wenner shares tales about his raucous times at the legendary publication. He also throws out his opinions about popular music in general….

WWLT, Vol. 2, No. 5

Welcome to WWLT, or What We’re Listening To, which features mini music analyses that provide context and introduce readers to K-pop music that may be new-to-them. This issue features analyses of tracks by U-KISS, TVXQ!, WOODZ, Bobby, and Billlie by members of HWAITING!, KPK’s K-pop music research accelerator. U-KISS, “내 여자야 (She’s Mine),” Moments (2013) Nykeah Parham…

WWLT, Vol. 2, No. 4

Welcome to WWLT, or What We’re Listening To, which features mini music analyses that provide context and introduce readers to K-pop music that may be new-to-them. This issue features analyses of tracks by Anyband, Suho, Red Velvet, BigBang and V. Anyband, “Talk, Play Love + Promise You,” EP by Anyband (2007) N Lina An This…

WWLT, Vol. 2, No. 3

Welcome to WWLT, or What We’re Listening To, which features mini music analyses that provide context and introduce readers to K-pop music that may be new-to-them. This issue features analyses of tracks by Super Junior featuring Yunho and Yoochun (TVXQ!), NU’EST, VIXX, Jay Park, T.O.P (BigBang), Ahn Ye Eun and Hoppipolla by members of HWAITING!,…

WWLT, Vol. 2, No. 2

Welcome to WWLT, or What We’re Listening To, which features mini music analyses that provide context and introduce readers to K-pop music that may be new-to-them. This issue features analyses of tracks by Super Junior, ATEEZ, Shinhwa, TVXQ!, Sam Kim, Suho, B.I., and Jo Jung Suk by members of HWAITING!, KPK’s K-pop music research accelerator….

KPK Seeks Members for Its K-pop Music Research Accelerator!

Are you outside of academia yet do research on K-pop music or related topics? Are you an advanced undergrad or grad student researching K-pop music, but lack a research community? Do you want an opportunity to hone your analytic skills and publish on K-pop music? Consider applying to HWAITING! The K-pop Music Research Accelerator! HWAITING!:…

MUSIC REVIEW: Sam Kim, Sun and Moon (2018)

By the time Sam Kim released Sun and Moon (2018), he had already established a reputation for mellow tracks with singles like “Don’t Worry Mama” and “Seattle,” both of which appear on his 2016 release, I Am Sam. Sun and Moon continues his signature style. Kim’s voice complements the acoustic and sparse instrumentation that frequently…

Spotify, YouTube and the Shaping of the K-pop Listening Audience

Spotify has become a benchmark for measuring K-pop success, but it limits the growth of the K-pop listening audience. Despite changes in its algorithm, YouTube remains the place to develop and grow as a K-pop listener because of the input of other K-pop fans. Spotify is recognized for spearheading the music streaming revolution, changing the…

KPK Talks K-pop with Emily Haydel!

KPK members Crystal Anderson and Kaetrena Davis Kendrick talk with Emily Haydel on the podcast Bleav in K-pop about scholarship and the landscape of K-pop. Take a listen!