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On K-pop in the U.S. ...

On K-pop in the U.S. ...

There’s nothing wrong with desiring a larger market, but there’s Europe and the rest of Asia where K-pop is already familiar. Knowing the U.S., they’d pirate it anyway.

Few things are destined to fail ― the market just isn’t what it used to be. When industry giants like Clear Channel pull out all the stops to compete with free internet services; that tells you something.

There’s also the issue of English, transportation, taking them away from easier gigs in friendlier areas. Tours would be more expensive, much less desired and advertising non-existent.

― Chris Backe, Seoul, via Facebook

K-pop is rising these days and K-pop will surely succeed in the U.S. Super Junior, SNSD and a few more K-pop bands are becoming famous, even in a little town called Edmond in Oklahoma. Through YouTube and amazing music videos Korean artists make, many of my friends got interested in K-pop, even without me telling them about it, and they are actually listening to more of it.

Even though people are worried about the English skills these stars possess, there is nothing to worry about. After becoming “addicted” to K-pop, people actually search for meaning, hum to the tune and learn Korean to sing the lyrics.

Even though this might sound unreal to some K-pop haters out there, there actually was a K-pop dance battle in the hallways of Edmond North Highschool during breaks and lunches. K-pop is on the rise and it will make it not big but huge in the U.S. We should not worry about the possibility of failure considering the popularity today.

― Yun-sung Yuh, Daegu, via Facebook
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