The Cambridge companion to K-pop

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Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.xv, 295 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01127019, (OCoLC)fst01748148, fast, History and criticism., History., Korea (South), Music and transnationalism., Popular music, Popular music., Production and direction, Sound recording industry, Sound recording industry.


Includes bibliographical references and index."How did Korea come to create a vibrant pop culture scene that would enthrall not only young Asian fans but also global audiences from diverse racial and generational backgrounds? From idol training to fan engagement, from studio recording to mastering choreographic sequences, what are the steps that go into the actual production and promotion of K-pop? And how can we account for K-pop's global presence within the rapidly changing media environment and consumerist culture in the new millennium? As an informed guide for finding answers to these questions, The Cambridge Companion to K-Pop probes the complexities of K-pop as both a music industry and a transnational cultural scene. It investigates the meteoric ascent of K-pop against the backdrop of increasing global connectivity wherein a distinctive model of production and consumption is closely associated with creativity and futurity"--