However, companies certainly not only want to get back what they invested — they want to make fat profit, too. A lot of idols start work when underage. They are given this image of fame, money and glory and I doubt the negative sides of the industry no freedom, being whored out to sponsors etc are described to them, not that kids can really understand anyway. This is often a case of abuse of minors.
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Audiovisual content[ edit ] Although K-pop generally refers to South Korean popular music, some consider it to be an all-encompassing genre exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical and visual elements. Systematic training of artists[ edit ] See also: M Entertainment logo Management agencies in South Korea offer binding contracts to potential artists, sometimes at a young age. Trainees live together in a regulated environment and spend many hours a day learning music, dance, foreign languages and other skills in preparation for their debut. This "robotic" system of training is often criticized by Western media outlets. It has been remarked that there is a "vision of modernization" inherent in Korean pop culture. A commentator at the University of California has said that "contemporary Korean pop culture is built on [
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Life and career[ edit ] — The group gained significant popularity with the release of their hit single " Gee " in Acting roles and lyrics writing[ edit ] Aside from Girls' Generation's activities, Sooyoung has participated in various music and acting projects. In the early days, her acting work mostly involved several small roles and guest appearances—these include KBS2 's sitcom Unstoppable Marriage ,  romantic comedy film Hello, Schoolgirl ,  SBS's drama Oh!
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images K-pop has been the driving force of Korean popular culture for more than two decades and one band is now leading the way. It's big business across Asia, contributing billions of dollars annually to the South Korean economy, but has yet to make a significant impact on Western markets. While pop star Psy found massive chart success with his dance hit Gangnam Style, his star soon fizzled. But come and enter BTS , the seven-piece boyband who last year managed to go where no K-pop act had gone before by conquering a notoriously difficult and unforgiving market: