Throughout the history of K-Pop, various groups have been known to add new members to their existing line-up to adapt to the demands of the K-Pop industry. But how does adding new members fare for the groups that have done so? Does it bring more recognition and success? With their
In 2012, over 100 new groups debuted, marking the rise of rookie group debuts. Yes, over 100 groups. No, many of them haven’t survived. The girl groups who have debuted post-2012 are unable to climb the wall of popularity because they come from small companies. There are, though, surprise success
FROM disbandments and member departures to hiatuses, senior K-pop idol groups have faced very rough waters in the first seven months of 2016.
Artists everywhere are always looking for ways to increase their revenue streams and in places with increasingly crowded music markets, this is especially important. A simple (in theory) way to do so is to increase your audience. Of course, without being able to create new human beings at will, you