On May 21, Shojojidai, Kara, Tohoshinki, Super Junior and other K-POP artists held a concert in coordination with Google, in part of their advancement into the global market.
In addition to those mentioned, artists like Wonder Girls, MBLAQ, SISTAR, BEAST and f(x) joined as well, totaling 9 groups. The concert was shown on MBC in Korea and through Google worldwide.
In Korea, people are singing their own praises, saying, "A concert headed by a broadcasting company from our nation and hooked up to a global portal like Google to be broadcast across the world is a first. And this is further proof of K-Pop's position in the world is rising."
"The phrases 'Broadcast to the world' and 'At Google headquarters' are being thrown around trying to make them look important. If something is broadcast on Google's channel, the chance existing of people seeing and hearing it is natural. They're acting incredibly proud of this simple thing. MBC holding their concert at Google's headquarters is just a matter of getting enough money behind them to rent out the place," said one K-Pop magazine reporter.
The usual "Number one in Asia!" and "K-Pop boom in France!" falsehoods have been used to broaden their worldwide activities, and there is a reason for that.
"Recently, a big topic on the net and other places has been the fact that K-Pop is showing symptoms of shrinking popularity in Japan. Reports coming from Korea have shown that in 2012, ticket sales to K-Pop events have fallen sharply and it seems that some companies have actually gone into the red. Certainly artists like Shojojidai or KARA and other top idols haven't shown these signs yet, but the groups that suddenly sprung up one after the other in Japan have encountered a harsh environment. This accompanies the failure that Korean idols like Brown Eyed Girls and 4minute have experienced when trying to enter the Japanese market. In short, the gloating that surrounds K-Pop is without merit as its popularity disappears," said the industry insider.
The bigger the lies get, the more obvious the cracks in the facade become. It is possible to say that the recent concert at Google is just part of the signs of desperation shown by K-Pop as its demise nears closer and closer.
Source - Cyzo
Translation - qummydino
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