K-pop band Shinhwa perform for Taiwanese fans in Taipei. Photo: TopPhoto/Alamy

Inside the K-pop hit machine: how South Korea’s music industry has gone global

From Kim Jong-un to the United States, South Korean pop music’s worldwide fan base is growing fast, thanks to bands like BTS. We look at the reasons behind the phenomenon

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

TOP PICKS

K-pop band Shinhwa perform for Taiwanese fans in Taipei. Photo: TopPhoto/Alamy
READ FULL ARTICLE
Ben Sin

Ben Sin

Ben is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets - as well as review the occasional film - for the South China Morning Post. Prior to this, he was a five-year staff with the company, first as a culture writer and then later a sub-editor. He's also held staff writing positions with the Village Voice and Sports Illustrated in New York, and has been published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.