Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The problem with Korea's music industry

Over at Korea Pop Wars, Mark Russell provides this diagnosis of the music industry:
And as long as the live music scene is not a viable route to becoming a star in Korea, the local music scene will remain dominated by the music labels and manufactured pop music.
The entire post is well worth reading, as is his book, Pop Goes Korea (I'll take a lengthier look at it another time).

Mark also posts about Kim Ki-young's 'The Housemaid' finally coming out on DVD, which is very, very good news, and will be my first purchase when I get back to Korea.

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