Whether you're new to K-pop or can name all the members of TREASURE, you'll find something just for you in this Exploration Guide for students in high school! Download a K-pop playlist in Freegal Music, watch a BTS documentary or listen to a podcast about the influence of Japanese pop idols on K-pop.
K-Pop Playlist | Freegal
New to K-pop and don’t know where to start? Or maybe want to explore something new or different in K-pop? Check out some of the playlists that are available on Freegal! Listen and vibe with different artists! Freegal gives you Unlimited Streaming and 5 Downloads per week with your Seattle Public Library card!View K-Pop Playlist | Freegal
Dancing On Glass: A K-Pop Playlist |
Another great K-pop Playlist from Freegal! You can download 5 songs per week to keep!View Dancing On Glass: A K-Pop Playlist |
Can K-pop Conquer America? | New York Times Popcast
Have you ever wondered how K-pop was viewed by the media before it became popular? If so, this article gives you insight on how K-pop was viewed before BTS became mainstream. It talks about previous pop hits and the influence they made in western society.View Can K-pop Conquer America? | New York Times Popcast
What Is K-Pop? | ProQuest
Written by lead blog writer of ProQuest, Courtney Suciu, this article gives an introduction to K-pop and goes into depth about topics of identity, inclusion and aspiration among young people, as well as the impact of globalization in the music industry.View What Is K-Pop? | ProQuest
I’d do it all | BTS: Burn the Stage Ep1
Watch as BTS gives a detailed experience during their 2017 Wings tour as they traveled and toured 20 cities over a span of 300 days. This documentary details and highlights the group’s achievements during the year and dedication to their music and ARMY (BTS’s Fans). The first episode is free.View I’d do it all | BTS: Burn the Stage Ep1
K-Pop Data Visualization Project
Created by Jeehwan Yeo, this data visualization let's you visually explore k-pop artist by number of YouTube views, type of group, gender of group members,View K-Pop Data Visualization Project
Although this book was written during the first wave of K-pop in western society, it is a wonderful resource if you are new to K-pop. It is complete with the profiles of several K-pop idols. You’ll learn about unique sightseeing spots in Seoul and read about interviews with the top K-pop idols of the time and more.
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Billion Dollar Boy Band | Hollywood Reporter
Seth Abramovitch writes about the history of BTS and the impact they have on the economy, fans and music. Start from how the group was formed, the man behind the group’s success, the rise of BTS and the continuation of their global stardom and message.View Billion Dollar Boy Band | Hollywood Reporter
K-pop in Korea: How the Pop Music Industry Is Changing a Post-Developmental Society | Cross-Currents East Asian History and Culture Review
Have you ever read an academic paper about K-pop and its impact on South Korean society? This article discusses how South Korean childrens’ dreams have shifted from working traditional jobs to becoming a K-pop idol. The government has also noticed the strong effect K-pop has made on its own society and foreign societies as well, and is learning how to adapt to meet the demand. Another part of society that is learning to change is television stations who are figuring out how to deal with declining viewership.View K-pop in Korea: How the Pop Music Industry Is Changing a Post-Developmental Society | Cross-Currents East Asian History and Culture Review
Why The Blueprint For K-Pop Actually Came From Japan | NPR
How did Japanese pop idols pave the way for Korean idols? It all started with J-pop group, SMAP who had a rough beginning in the music industry. While they didn’t succeed at first, they eventually started appearing on TV programs and found success there. At the time, South Korea idols did not appear on TV shows.View Why The Blueprint For K-Pop Actually Came From Japan | NPR