2022 MBC Gayo Daejejeon (Song Festival): Recap & Best Performances
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2022 MBC Gayo Daejejeon (Song Festival): Recap & Best Performances

It’s time for K-pop’s final year-end festival of they year! As usual, MBC’s Gayo Daejejeon coincides with New Year’s Eve, pausing midway through for a countdown to 2023. Although HYBE artists were absent from the festival again this year, MBC’s Gayo tends to include a greater variety of genres than the other festivals. We had … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: Part Two (KQ, MLD, P Nation, RBW, TOP, Wake One, WM, Yuehua)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: Part Two (KQ, MLD, P Nation, RBW, TOP, Wake One, WM, Yuehua)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on K-Pop’s biggest agencies, this is written from an outsider’s perspective. I’m not privy to any business-related financial information beyond what any other fan would know. The purpose of these articles is to examine how well these agencies are serving their artists and the general K-pop fan-base. If you’re curious … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: Part One  (Brand New, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, IST, Jellyfish)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: Part One (Brand New, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, IST, Jellyfish)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on K-Pop’s biggest agencies, this is written from an outsider’s perspective. I’m not privy to any business-related financial information beyond what any other fan would know. The purpose of these articles is to examine how well these agencies are serving their artists and the general K-pop fan-base. If you’re curious … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: HYBE LABELS
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: HYBE LABELS

This feature has gradually shifted from a December to a November tradition, leaving more space for next month’s sprawling end-of-year countdowns. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be looking at many of K-pop’s biggest agencies and offering my thoughts about how their 2022 went. Following SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment‘s and JYP Entertainment‘s evaluations, it’s time for … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: JYP ENTERTAINMENT
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2022: JYP ENTERTAINMENT

This feature has gradually shifted from a December to a November tradition, leaving more space for next month’s sprawling end-of-year countdowns. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be looking at many of K-pop’s biggest agencies and offering my thoughts about how their 2022 went. Following SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment‘s evaluations, it’s time to dive … Continue reading