MUSIC NEWS

HYBE makes TIME’s list of 100 most influential companies of 2021 for 2nd consecutive year

HYBE has been named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies in the World for the second year in a row. The list features 100 companies from a wide range of industries that are reshaping the future. The 100 organizations on the list were picked based on “relevance, influence, innovation, leadership, ambition,…

Bang Si Hyuk to participate as Executive Producer for LE SSERAFIM’s Debut Album

On March 30, it was revealed that Bang Si Hyuk will be in charge of the overall producing for LE SSERAFIM’s debut album. Source Music, a division of HYBE Labels, announced earlier this month that former IZ*ONE members Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chae Won had accepted contracts with the company, and they’ll make their comeback…

TWICE and BTS earn RIAJ Platinum and Gold certifications for streaming in Japan

TWICE and BTS both acquired new official certifications for streaming in the RIAJ. In addition to its pre-existing certification methods for physical album shipments and digital download sales, the RIAJ launched a new certification system for online song streaming in 2020. Songs are certified silver after 30 million streams, gold after 50 million streams, and…

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ARTICLES

Are certain genres of music better than others? No, it’s personal preference.

The idea that some music genres should have more merit or recognition than others has been a topic of discussion for many years. It’s not uncommon to see people criticizing others for their music taste, yet it is rare to find someone who respects a specific genre they might not like. Despite the constant need…

The confession of an Artist: “Black Swan” by BTS

“A dancer dies twice — once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.” – Martha Graham This quote served as an introduction to the Art Film that marked the release of the single Black Swan, which showcased a beautiful and touching performance by the contemporary dancers of “MN Dance Company.”…

Lifestyle

Learning a new language, Måneskin and finding motivation

As Autumn starts, we either look back on how much we achieved throughout the year, or we realize how much we wasted it. The pandemic certainly affected our levels of motivation and the way we view our purpose in the world. With all of these factors in mind, doubting our achievements (or lack thereof) is…

REVIEWS

[Review] The story of “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” by Arctic Monkeys | ★★★★☆

The Sheffield group has always been associated with the concept of “timeless hits.” Ever since their debut album “Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not” (2006), they have proven to be one of the best acts nowadays, not only in terms of their sound (which has changed and evolved throughout the years) but…

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