Will Blackpink break the Internet? The members of the globally celebrated K-pop group announced on Wednesday that their first-ever livestream concert, titled The Show, will take place two days after Christmas this year. The show will air exclusively on YouTube, a platform on which Blackpink is the second-largest artist. (The act is second only to Justin Bieber.) … [Read more...] about Blackpink Announces Its First-Ever Livestream Concert
The lyrics get more pointed on “Love to Hate Me,” with the girls dismissing a jealous and “stupid” ex. “Stressing over nothing baby relax / Why you getting angry? Ima kick back / Only thing I think about is big stacks.” If you still think all K-pop groups are soft-spoken and demure, it’s time to check your stereotypes. Themes of independence and self-assurance flow throughout the album, which breaks free from some of the more formulaic tracks and lyrics that have plagued other K-pop acts trying to crack the U.S. market. “Love Sick Girls” turns a familiar lament about being alone into an anthemic dance track that’s just begging for a lightstick and clubs to reopen. “Didn’t want to be a princess, I’m price less / A prince not even on my list,” the girls declare. … [Read more...] about Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ Is an Adrenaline Shot That Wears Off a Little Too Quick
“The Best New Artist means so much more than just putting out music and having streaming numbers — or radio, or whatever it is,” says Wintle. “Virtually every artist that is up and coming in today’s world has to have either a large or rapidly growing social presence, and all the people being considered are young adults. To not lend their voices and use their platforms to talk about what’s going on right now is virtually not an option.” Wintle points out that there are artists who are more passionate about politics than others: “But I think that everyone has to be some sort of activist right now.” … [Read more...] about What Does ‘Best New Artist’ Mean When the World’s on Fire?
If you took the recordings or publishing catalog of any major music company today and dumped it in a basket — away from all overhead, untouched and unloved — the popularity of streaming would still provide you with a significant guaranteed return each year. Considering the complete lack of operative costs involved in this structure, this basket of rights would naturally carry a very high profit margin, and therefore, demand a very high valuation. … [Read more...] about New Music Drops Every Minute. But Back-Catalogs Are Driving the Industry’s Transformation
Netflix has had a four-year winning streak at the Oscars winning for American Factory, Period. End of Sentence, Icarus and The White Helmets. Recent Netflix documentary features include Athlete A, Becoming, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, Crip Camp, Dick Johnson is Dead, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, My Octopus Teacher, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, The Social Dilemma and American Murder: The Family Next Door. … [Read more...] about Disney+ VP Of Nonfiction Originals Dan Silver Heading To Netflix