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Posted by sl278721 pts Wednesday, September 25, 2019

K-Pop is the 7th most listened to genre in the world + Koreans are the best at buying music

It seems like K-pop is definitely a rising genre globally for fans to listen to!

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has released its 2019 data on global listening, and K-pop is the 7th most popular genre of music in the world!

It has also been revealed that South Koreans are the best at buying music, with 44% of Korean survey respondents stating that they buy music (CD's, downloads, etc) over the past week. This is much larger than the global average, which is 26%.

Are you surprised by these numbers? 

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Aria10
Aria10120 pts Wednesday, September 25, 2019 0
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

If you consider the small population of Korea (51mil vs 127mil Japan or 327mil USA or even 1bil+ China), Korean music sales is quite good even without the help of international fans (how many international fans use sites like Melon and Genie?).

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fuzzybaffy
fuzzybaffy16 pts Wednesday, September 25, 2019 0
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Korean physical albums are so well-packaged with tons of artist photos, art, etc., that people don't buy them for the music, lol. They are buying things that they can hold onto, that they can't get from digital downloads.

It's smart, and other countries should take note.

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