Because writing about popular music seems to thrive on making distinctions between artists, genres and generations, it may be difficult to see the synergy between pop group and bands in K-pop. When we look at K-pop as an umbrella, it makes sense that pop groups, the “idol” groups that sing and dance while also undertaking…
Let’s Call This Song Exactly What It Is: Defining K-pop
Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Elon University Everybody uses the term. Some folks proudly embrace it; others run from it like the plague. But what is K-pop, and why is defining it important?