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March 2016

What are the good and the bad?

Hey Everyone!

It’s been a while since I posted a blog here, sorry for the delay I’ve been really busy. >_<

So this time I’m going to be talking about the pro and cons of being in the Kpop-industry. It might seem like being famous and part of a music group is extravagant, but in reality it really isn’t. There are both the good and the bad side.

PROS

  1. Finally debuting and experiencing the K-Pop journey.
  2. Traveling around the world to promote your music.
  3. Having international fans and the largest dedicated fanbase.(fangirls/fanboys)
  4. Being in a K-Pop group, more opportunities arise (Acting, Commercials, MC etc.)
  5. Make more friends with other group members who have similar background/experiences as them.
  6. learning new languages to interact with your fans or to promote music. K-Pop stars mostly learn Japanese, Mandarin, English etc.
  7. Can write and produce their own songs with the help of the music company.
  8. Get millions of amount of views internationally for their music videos on YouTube.
  9. Change their looks for every new concept for their music. (Comebacks)
  10. High number of sales on iTunes and through distributions of CD’s.

CONS:

  1. Extreme and Obsessive fans (Saesangs) who’ll do whatever it takes to get closer to the K-Pop singer.
  2. Controlling company. Have to abide by their strict rules. Ex: no dating so they can focus on their music career.
  3. long term contracts AKA Slave contracts (5-10 yrs) with in the current company label.
  4. Competitive market of music industry.
  5. The pay- might get less money then anticipated, depends on what company they are in.
  6. Health issues- overworking yourself, staying in the perfect body shape (diet issues)
  7. Can’t leave the building/dorms without managers permission.
  8. Plastic surgery especially among young females Ex: Double eyelid surgery, jaw surgery etc.
  9. Hungry for more fame, wants to be more well known.
  10. Having a lot of pressure from a young age. (12-18)

These are the top ten pros and cons about K-pop. I tried my best to list out everything I know. It takes a lot to be a singer, it’s not a easy task to do. They’re both advantages and disadvantage of being a singer. Korean singers have to struggle a lot to be a successful artist in the K-Pop industry.

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K-Popping

Music is part of our daily life, isn’t it?

It just makes your day better somehow when you listen to your favorite songs from the artists you really like. Music is something we all love. But that isn’t the only reason to why we listen to music. You might like to listen to music maybe because you’re bored, or you want to escape from reality. You know that music is there for you, to comfort you.

You have your own reason to why you listen to certain music. Some people aren’t too picky and will listen to just about anything. I personally love listening to all kinds of music, and just am a music lover in general. It doesn’t matter what genre or the language it is in, I’m open to just about anything even though sometimes at first I hesitate if I’ll actually like it or not. But, I’ll give it a listen and if the beat and the melody is good, then I’m hooked!

That’s why I showed interest in K-Pop. It was something new and intriguing to me. Not only did I like the music but the concept of it as well. There are hundreds of music groups that have their own unique group names, who are from different countries and companies labels. Before a group or a solo artist debuts, they have to go through a training process in which they remain as trainees for several years until they are good enough to finally debut. I think people who like K-Pop are so attached to the artists because of all the hard work they put into in order to achieve their dreams. They start in the music business so young and are dedicated which makes the fans admire them even more!

This is my first blog post and I’ll post more in the future! P.S I’m not trying to be an advocate of K-Pop music. This blog is strictly for my social media class.

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