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Audiovisual content[ edit ] Although K-pop generally refers to South Korean popular music, some consider it to be an all-encompassing genre exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical and visual elements.
Systematic training of artists[ edit ] See also: Trainees live together in a regulated environment and spend many hours a day learning music, dance, foreign languages and other skills in preparation for their debut.
This "robotic" system of training is often criticized by Western media outlets. It has been remarked that there is a "vision of modernization" inherent in Korean pop culture. A commentator at the University of California has said that "contemporary Korean pop culture is built on [ These concepts are the type of visual and musical theme that idol groups utilize during their debut or comeback .
Concepts can change between debuts and fans often distinguish between boy group concepts and girl group concepts. Concepts can also be divided between general concepts and theme concepts, such as cute or fantasy.
New idol groups will often debut with a concept well known to the market to secure a successful first debut. Sometimes sub-units or sub-groups are formed among existing members. An example subgroup is Super Junior-K. Promotional cycles of subsequent singles are called comebacks even when the musician or group in question did not go on hiatus.
Similarly, increasing numbers of K-pop bands use English names rather than Korean ones. This allows songs and artists to be marketed to a wider audience around the world. For some commentators, the reason for this is because the genre can be seen as a distilled version of Western music, making it difficult for K-pop to find acceptance in these markets.
The names of singers showed the big change at first. No singers in who are in the top fifty charts have English in their names.
Before this time, people who work in the Korean music industry view using Korean names as a standard, which most musicians followed. Due to mostly the financial crisis and how the government now no longer censored English lyrics, Korea started to have a boom in English. Therefore, since the late s, English usage in singers' names, song titles, and lyrics has grown quickly.
Notably, until the early s, musicians had Korean characters for their English names, but now singers would just take their English names without turning them into Korean characters.See episodes of your favorite MTV Shows. Watch the latest Music Videos from your favorite music artists.
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