The South Korean Music Industry: A Literature Review

Negus, Keith. 2015. The South Korean Music Industry: A Literature Review. CREATe Working Paper Series, [Article]

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The literature review surveys the range of information and debates being addressed in writings published in English on Korean popular music and its industry, identifying and outlining salient issues addressed by existing research. It draws some tentative conclusions about the relevance of this research to debates about creative production, the emerging digital economy and new business models. The review concludes with some reflections on significant issues that are not addressed in the current literature, along with possible avenues for future research.

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This release was supported by the RCUK funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), AHRC Grant Number AH/K000179/1.


South Korean, music industry, business models,

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music > Popular Music Research Unit


December 2015Published

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20 Jan 2016 12:11

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29 Apr 2020 16:13


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