Like the title says. Chinese and Japanese pop has been around longer than K-Pop so why isn’t it as well known as Korean pop?
Let’s explore why.
J-Pop and C-Pop varies in it’s genre (pop-rock, R&B, ballad, trance, electronica, traditional etc.) Instead, Korean fans can appeal to Korean pop easily because its style is Americanized: R&B (2NE1, 2PM), Hip-Hop/Rap (Crown J, Epik High), Electronica/Dance (Big Bang, Son Dambi, T-ara)
In J-Pop’s case, not everyone is into it. J-Rock is more popular (in my opinion: since most of the world listen to heavy metal, rock or indie).
In C-Pop’s case, it’s not very popular. People don’t expect China to have a big music scene and think mainland China being communist, it’s main focus is on politics, army, money and building the country as a whole.
Compared to this, K-Pop gets too obsessive, J-Pop and C-Pop have its limits of responsibility and hyperness. J-Pop and C-Pop seem less refined – the only way you know your artists is if by TV shows and behind-the-scenes.
Because you can understand EVERYTHING about the K-Pop world: ‘slave contracts, entertainment companies, pay on music shows‘ etc. anything that has to do with artists thanks to netizens. Japanese netizens are scared of Korean netizens e.g. Jay’s Myspace incident – suicide petition
Just a word to all K-Pop Fanatics:
- It’s the season where school/college/university is starting so limit down or lay off K-Pop and try and replace with studying hard. A week off for 24/7 K-Pop fans, maybe a month and concentrate on your studies