Manufactured Creativity: Production, Performance and Dissemination of K-pop

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Manufactured Creativity: Production, Performance and Dissemination of K-pop

Description

K-pop represents a unique and distinct Korean system of “manufacturing creativity,” which involves utilizing global music talents.

This article documents K-pop a mode of manufactured creativity, explains the term, and examines how K-pop engages in manufacturing creativity. K-pop’s business model is based on talent and represents a blend of U.S. music strategies, which favor consistency and long-term popularity, and Japanese strategies, which favor quick-selling hits. K-pop embodies creativity and longevity. It outsources creativity but also reprocesses those creative ideas internally. Such manufactured creativity is exemplified by SM Entertainment, which has been global since its start. It expanded its business network globally but also emphasized the internal process of finishing songs, which also involves creative skills and talented performers. As a result, global for K-pop is a combination of global and local.

Creator

Gil-Sung Park

Source

Korea Journal, 53.4 (2013): 14-33.

Relation

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Reference

Gil-Sung Park, Manufactured Creativity: Production, Performance and Dissemination of K-pop

Cite As

Gil-Sung Park, “Manufactured Creativity: Production, Performance and Dissemination of K-pop,” Public Circulation, accessed May 26, 2022, https://annobiblio.omeka.net/items/show/22.

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