Korea has the most homogeneous music scene among the biggest music markets

  • You are either a kpop idol, a rapper from SMTM(who basically exists in the second half of the year) or a ballad singer who sing on OSTs


    Other markets are more diverse with sucessful artists of many different genres. For some reason those genres never managed to become popular in Korea


    In other hand, seems like Korea is slowly becoming more diverse with foreign pop getting bigger and bigger and trot singers starting to become sucessful rather than just niche. I don't like most of international hits and don't care at all for trot, but it's nice to see some diversity in the charts. I hope it makes koreans more accepting to other genres

  • I would expect more crossover artists and groups to be more mainstream by now with how big Rap is. South Korea have some promising bands around too without a proper platform.

  • that depends what you consider some groups...


    for me Day6 or N.Flying bringing much needed diversity to the table

  • that depends what you consider some groups...


    for me Day6 or N.Flying bringing much needed diversity to the table

    Day6 should've had all their albums available in English, at least digitally. Their songs hit different/much better in English. I low key would listen to and like them. It's like having an extra palette of colors for Day6. I'm like, "Why didn't they use this palette on ALL of their paintings??" Day6 out here writing breezy English lyrics while JYPE struggles to write acceptable ones for Itzy? What the..??!


    There are other bands that only sing in Korean and it feels right, but it doesn't work for all of them.

  • You are free to have and express your perspective. When a once obscure genre become more and more mainstream, the quality usually is impacted.


    Or once anything becomes more mainstream, it comes under more scrutiny-- a la K-pop music in general.

  • Gotta cater to the masses though right ?


    Nope, Rock is pretty popular in China. Right behind OST ballads and OST ballads (in China not Hong Kong or Taiwan) rock hard too!


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    Why do I watch survival shows? This!

  • I wouldn't really know I don't follow the music scene that much in China (although I am chinese) besides certain OSTs and some of the bigger singers...

  • Very true. If you look at Melon Top 100, it's all idol songs, SMTM, ballads, and trot singers. To be fair though i bet if you look at the Hot 100 it would be all hip hop, RnB, and country so it's not like the US is much better lol. Our music scene really took a hit when rock died.

  • I don’t know if Korea is one of the biggest music markets

    SK is #6th biggest music market.

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