SoundCloud and K-pop: Where Artists Find Creative Freedom
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SoundCloud and K-pop: Where Artists Find Creative Freedom

SoundCloud for years has provided a place for musicians, famous and local, to share their music. Its home to groups of artists as diverse as the music itself. SoundCloud is more than just the current radio hits, as it reached artists of many different genres and languages.

Recently, the Korean music industry has entered the music-sharing hub, where K-artists and K-pop idols are uploading the kinds of music they love.  Many are quite active in releasing music, such as BTS, who have put up great covers and mixtapes, and Exo Chanyeol, who has multiple original tracks. Going through their SoundClouds, its refreshing and wonderful to hear how artists are taking roles outside of their group, such as hearing Rap Monster taking on the vocals in their cover of Troye Sivans Fools along with Jungkook, and Chanyeol putting up short tracks, such as Last Hunter, that shows off his production skills. As more and more artists and K-pop idols are becoming involved in the process of creating their music and showing off more of their skills, SoundCloud has become the number one outlet to release music.

Former Produce 101 Trainee Park Hayi Talks About Being In F-Rank + Who She Supports In Season 2
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Former Produce 101 Trainee Park Hayi Talks About Being In F-Rank + Who She Supports In Season 2

Former Produce 101 contestant Park Hayi recently talked about enjoying the shows second season.

On May 30, the singer held her debut showcase at West Bridge in Seoul, where she brought up her experience in Produce 101, saying, I was stressed at the time. There was a lot of stress because it was a competition and also because of the editing of the show. I even wondered why they made this kind of program, but when I started watching [Produce 101 Season 2] it was fun. Despite being an F-rank contestant, I found myself judging them.

Sulli Transforms Into Sexy Character In New Still For Upcoming Movie Real
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Sulli Transforms Into Sexy Character In New Still For Upcoming Movie Real

On May 30, Real unveiled a new photo of Sulli with red lips and expressive eyes.

Sulli will be playing the role of a rehabilitation therapist named Song Yoo Hwa, who is responsible for the treatment of Kim Soo Hyuns character Jang Tae Young.

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As previously reported, Sulli has filmed a bed scene for the new movie.

Real is set to premiere in June. You can watch the trailer for it here.

Baek Ah Yeon drops MV filled with ‘Sweet Lies’
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Baek Ah Yeon drops MV filled with ‘Sweet Lies’

Baek Ah Yeon's music video for "Sweet Lies" is out!

SEE ALSO: Baek Ah Yeon sings each song in album spoiler for 'Bittersweet'

"Sweet Lies" featuring The Barberettes is the title track of the JYP Entertainmentsinger's new album 'Bittersweet'. Written, composed, and arranged by Shim Eun Ji, the song reveals the perspective of someone who doesn't want to hear sweet nothings.

Check out Baek Ah Yeon's "Sweet Lies" MV above!

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ASTROs Cha Eun Woo Talks About Feeling Embarrassed While Filming A Commercial With Yoo Seung Ho
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ASTROs Cha Eun Woo Talks About Feeling Embarrassed While Filming A Commercial With Yoo Seung Ho

On the May 30 broadcast of SBS PowerFMs Choi Hwa Jungs Power Time, ASTROs Cha Eun Woo talked about his recent experience filming a commercial with actor Yoo Seung Ho.

Cha Eun Woo said, It was an honor [to be filming with Yoo Seung Ho]. All of my family members and all of the people from our agency are big fans of him. Seeing him in person was an honor and made me very happy.

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He continued, We were both really embarrassed after filming; however, I learned a lot from Yoo Seung Ho.

Billboard says BTS and The Beatles have one thing in common
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Billboard says BTS and The Beatles have one thing in common

BTS and Big Hit Entertainment expressed their strong pride in the groups fanbase at the post-Billboard Press Conference.

BTS recently held their post-Billboard press conference in Seoul, and there they shared their thoughts after receiving the Top Social Media Artist Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Big Hit Entertainment insiders revealed that their achievement in the Billboard Music Awards helped them grasp the true popularity of BTS, and that it gave them some insight as to how an artists popularity on social media can determine their overall popularity in America.

Gong Yoo Candidly Talks About His Fame In CNN Interview
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Gong Yoo Candidly Talks About His Fame In CNN Interview

During his special interview with CNN, Gong Yoo talked about the ups and downs of being a popular actor.

He described some of the downsides of popularity, saying, Actors are exposed to the public a lot. People judge actors based on the way they live, and those images can be reflected in the characters they play. Thats why I try not to reveal my private life.

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I sometimes dont think Im suited to be an actor. Im fine in front of the camera but once I go out in public, I get really shy, he explained.

Jungyeon says TWICE were confused by ‘Signal’ at first
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Jungyeon says TWICE were confused by ‘Signal’ at first

Jungyeon revealed the TWICEmembers were confused by "Signal" when they first heard the track.

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Though it went on to be a hit, "Signal" wasn't exactly what TWICE expected. The girl group were guests on the May 30th broadcast of SBS PowerFM's 'Choi Hwa Jung's Power Time', and DJ Choi Hwa Jungasked what they personally thought of the song. Jungyeon responded, "We thought, 'What is this?' He didn't tell us it was our title song and just sent us the track. We thought it wasn't our title track."

Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit
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Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit

The award-winning film “Assassination” won their lawsuit and cleared up any doubts that the movie was plagiarized.

In August 2015, writer Choi Jong Lim sued Assassination for plagiarizing his novel. He demanded 10 billion won (approximately $8.5 million USD) as compensation and requested a preliminary injunction for the movie to be taken down from theaters.

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On May 28, 2017, the producers of Assassination announced that they had won their third and final trial. The Supreme Court ruled on May 26, 2017, Upon looking into the original verdict and the plaintiffs grounds for appeal, it has become clear that the appeal is groundless. We unanimously refute the plaintiffs appeal.