• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
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IJTEF 2012 Vol.3(5): 343-346 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2012.V3.224

Investigation on the Management Status of K-Pop Revenue Model and Finding Ways for Improvement

Sang Yeob Kim
Abstract—Korean Wave, the significant increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture, is sweeping across the whole world. One of its biggest contributors is music, often designated as K-Pop, and when this factor is studied critically, the art world can realize that therein lie problems with its revenue model and propose possible solutions. In order to make K-Pop a sustainable growth engine of Korean Wave, the music industry needs to be undertaking various initiatives at a domestic level. The aim of this research is to determine the state of affairs regarding K-Pop revenue model and review possible solutions which will help readers to gain insight into one particular sector of the world economy.

Index Terms—Hallyu, korean wave, K-Pop revenue model, music industry.

S. Y. Kim is with English Department, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies (email: sababi0314@gmail.com).


Cite:Sang Yeob Kim, "Investigation on the Management Status of K-Pop Revenue Model and Finding Ways for Improvement," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.3, no.5, pp. 343-346, 2012.

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