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K-Pop Producer Spotlight: 13 (Score & Megatone)

If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering pop music for over a decade, it’s that songwriters and collaborators are just as important as the artists themselves. Though they often work behind the scenes, this feature is a chance to shine the light on some of K-pop’s most innovative and accomplished producers and composers.


13 (SCORE & MEGATONE)

Score & Megatone

Years active: 2013-present

Associated Acts: GFriend, Golden Child, JO1, Block B, Produce 101 franchise

Their sound: Quite varied, though many of their best songs highlight dynamic percussion and powerful vocal sections. Bass guitar also seems to be a focus, along with robust choruses.

Why you should love them: The crew from 13 have a particular connection with the Produce franchise (as well as other MNET endeavors), and their songs are often highlights of those series. They’ve been on a real streak lately, producing or co-producing Taemin’s Criminal, Golden Child’s Burn It and JO1’s Born To Be Wild. That’s three modern classics in a row! They’ve also worked extensively with GFriend, delivering a handful of strong b-sides. They have a great ear for a melody, and their production is always crisp and big and emphasizes exciting vocal arrangements.

Examples of their best work:





6 thoughts on “K-Pop Producer Spotlight: 13 (Score & Megatone)

  1. Pingback: K-Pop Producer Spotlight: 13 (Score & Megatone) | Rap Star Media

      • I have been having of this Year’s K-pop releases and it’s been such an excellent year, goddamn!
        In fact, there has been so many good releases this year I forgot about BDC’s Moon Rider and Golden Child’s Burn It. Idiotic of me, I know!

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