Kollaboration Los Angeles, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Asian Americans through entertainment, will start to release new videos starting on 17 June on its YouTube channel. For the past two weeks, behind-the-scene footage and close up interviews were released of the ten contestants. And now, the guest judges and performers will reveal their thoughts and ideas of the annual live talent competition, taking place on Friday, 26 July at the Ford Amphitheatre.
From Monday, 17 June to Friday, 21 June, Kollaboration Los Angeles will be releasing a new video interview from a different guest judge every weekday and end with the finale guest performer. Tune in and listen to the judges as they give a little insight on what they are looking for in the next Kollaboration Los Angeles’s winner, as well as alumni Run River North who will discuss their lives after Kollaboration.
Schedule of Interview Release Dates:
June 17, 2013 – George Shaw (Guest Judge)
June 18, 2013 – Kero One (Guest Judge)
June 19, 2013 – Peter Hong (Guest Judge)
June 20, 2013 – Aimee Lee Lucas (Guest Judge)
June 21, 2013 – Run River North (Guest Performer)
Watch below for a preview video of the upcoming series:
Also, check out the latest interview here:
fuse recently released a short documentary video about Korean Pop in America. Host Dan Brown introduces that most Americans actually discovered K-pop through the release of Psy‘s Gangnam Style.
Psy unveiled that he had only intended to release Gangnam Style for Korean fans who frequently used YouTube. The music video is said to have gone popular through the tweets posted by top musicians including T-Pain and Britney Spears. After receiving much attention from famous celebrities, Psy appeared on Ellen, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, and many more shows to perform his comical choreography. Following Psy’s success in breaking into the States, K-pop has become a genre of interest among Americans.
Brown continues to state that Psy is not widely categorized under K-pop and that it is basically pop music but “throttled to a level America was never awesome enough to assemble”. He includes a clip of GD & TOP‘s Knock Out as an example to describe the genre’s “unshakable hooks”, a snippet of Girls’ Generation‘s I Got A Boy to define “eye-popping outfits”, and a clip from EXO‘s MAMA to exhibit “expertly executed choreography”.
Following the introduction of cross-culture K-pop groups, Brown beings to elaborate on online wonders relating to the genre. He talks about the success of Soshified, the largest international fan base for Girls’ Generation and introduces Simon and Martina from Eat Your Kimchi.
Check out the documentary below to see what fuse has to say about Korean pop:
Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, is giving K-Pop fans the opportunity to come face-to-face with their idols via the “Share the Love of K-Pop” contest sponsored by Verizon Wireless. One lucky fan will win the Grand Prize from Verizon which includes two tickets to the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) being held on November 30, two round-trip airfare tickets to Hong Kong, and hotel accommodations while runners-up will receive products from Mnet and Verizon. The winner and all runners-up will be announced November 19, 2012 on Mnet’s MCube digital portal.
“Delivering fans unprecedented access to K-Pop is the heart of what Mnet is about,” said Ted Kim, acting president and CEO of Mnet America. “‘Share the Love of K-Pop’ is just one more way for Mnet to thank our fans as well as the latest example of how our relationship with Verizon Wireless continues to bring new experiences to them.”
To enter, fans simply grab their video camera or phone and interview people at random about K-Pop. Example questions can include, “Do you know what Gangnam Style is?”, “Have you heard of Girls’ Generation before?” or “Did you go crazy at Jay Park’s concert tour by Verizon?” This is also an opportunity for fans to share and spread the love of K-Pop among people who aren’t yet fans, teaching them to do the horse dance, introducing them to the catchy “Gee,” or showing them the intense dance styles of “Eat You Up” – and then recording their reactions.
“Share the love of K-Pop” videos can be uploaded to the YouTube, with entries being accepted from October 31 through November 11.
For more information regarding the participation rules, video requirements, judging and regulations, visit here.
Source & image: Mnetamerica.com
KCON, the first-ever large-scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-pop music, Korean dramas (K-dramas) and movies was held over past weekend on October 13 in Irvine, CA at the Verizon Amphitheater.
- More than 10,000 fans attended the sold out convention and concert.
- Over 150,000 viewers tuned in for the concert’s live stream via Mnet America’s newly launched MCube digital portal.
- More than 76,000 viewers went to MCube to view live streams from the convention via the Backstage Pass app.
- “KCON” trended worldwide on Twitter during the October 13th convention.
- 70 special guests and speakers were in attendance from all across the entertainment industry, including K-Pop, J-Pop, anime, dance, fashion, digital video and more.
- Over 15 musical artists performed including 6 of the hottest idol acts from Korea.
- 15 International fan clubs were present, recruiting new members
- 50+ merchant booths set-up shop.
- 3,500 meal tickets were sold to fans that enjoyed the Asian-themed specialties of 7 food trucks – including “Great Food Truck Race” winner Seoul Sausage.
- $100,000-plus in official merchandise was sold.
KCON was a full-day event ranging from autograph signing sessions, celebrity panels to contests and fan workshops aimed at everyone from the super fan of K-pop and Asian Pop Culture to those ready to be initiated into the global Korean Wave. A star-studded K-pop concert with performances by 4Minute, VIXX, EXO-M, G.NA, Nu’est and B.A.P closed off the milestone Korean Wave event.
“KCON proving to be such a success underlines strong direction K-Pop and the Korean Wave are headed in the United States,” said Ted Kim, acting president and CEO of Mnet America.“We look forward to bringing the fans an even better event next year.”
The event was produced by Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle television network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture.
Watch the event recap video below:
KCON (www.kconusa.com), the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-pop music, Korean dramas (K-dramas) and movies, announced today the addition of Nu’est to the line-up for the star-studded concert scheduled to cap off the day-long convention. Other artists already confirmed to perform include 4Minute, B.A.P, EXO-M, G.NA and VIXX. Five-member girl group 4Minute, which includes Hyuna, most recently known as one of the “sexy ladies” guest starring alongside PSY in his “Gangnam Style” hit video that has an amassed over 150 million views this summer on YouTube. KCON takes place on October 13 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. with tickets available for an affordable $40.
The event will be produced by Mnet (www.mnetamerica.com), a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle television network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture. Panels, workshops and contests covering all aspects of “Hallyu” a.k.a. the Korean Wave will be a part of KCON, giving fans unprecedented access to the stars in attendance.
Some of the exciting events and celebrities scheduled to be in attendances are:
- BWB (Blue Whale Brothers), fresh off being crowned the season 2 winners of “Korea’s Got Talent,” will be bringing their world famous dance moves to Irvine for a performance and workshop.
- The hilarious K-Pop commentators Simon and Martina from Eat Your Kimchi will be on hand to judge a “yet-to-be-determined” competition. They will also be on the convention floor, meeting and greeting fans.
- Aimee Lee Lucas, renowned K-Pop choreographer who has worked with Big Bang and 2NE1, will be teaching fans the hottest movies including PSY’s patented “pony dance.”
- Veteran K-pop idol Danny Im (from 1YTM, and star of Mnet’s new TV series Danny from LA), will be one of the concert’s emcees.
- On hand offering up their delicious food will be a celebration of the most popular Korean food trucks from Los Angeles area.
- Prominent K-Pop producer for Jungle Entertainment and M.I.B., Peter Rocks will be in attendance participating in panels and meeting fans.
- David So and Just Kidding Films will bring their humorous online personalities to KCON to participate in a YouTube celebrity panel.
All tickets include admission to the concert and the entire convention programming slate. They can be purchased online at www.livenation.com
KCON (www.kconusa.com) is the first ever convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ KCON hopes to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American fan experience by providing an affordable way for them to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry. Fans can connect with KCON via social media at http://facebook.com/kconusa, @kconusa or http://youtube.com/kconusa.
Mnet (www.mnetamerica.com) is a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool. It uses video, digital, experiential and social media to reach Millennials with lifestyle content inspired by Asian pop culture and entertainment. This includes the first and leading 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. targeting fans of K-pop music, anime and other genres of entertainment growing in popularity throughout Asia and around the world. An advertiser-supported network –distributed in over 30 DMAs through Comcast Cable, Time Warner cable, FIOS TV, Cox cable, Charter Communications and via TV Everywhere – Mnet is the first U.S. television property of CJ Entertainment & Media Group, Asia’s leading vertically-integrated entertainment company and a unit of CJ Corporation. Mnet is headquartered in Los Angeles, can be found onhttp://www.facebook.com/
Source + Photo: KCON PR