Can KPOP survive without Southeast Asia?

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    BTS, Twice doesnt really need SEA, bcs its just 1/4 market for them (or maybe less than that)
    but BP, GFriend, GOT7 need SEA bcs half their fandom is from SEA.
     
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    U r from Vietnam.
    Lol we r quite close. I m from India
    (not that close but still better than South Korea and India)
    ;):cool:



    Lol, my bad. .. :p
    I simply searched sea countries on google and they gave me this
    But still, it doesn't change what I hv written further:).
     
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    Lmao NO...

    People underestimate how much SEA fans contribute....

    China, Japan and SEA are the 3 big factors excluding Korea... Korea has an unstable relationship with China and Japan... If they let go of SEA now then its over for expansion of KPOP... President MoonJae acknowledged on building relationship with SEA and I bet he is smart than y'all... He also mentioned Lisa so yeah he is smarter than y'all.
     
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    I'm from Singapore :cryingr:
     
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    Some intellectual here. It's not simply about the profit to music industry. K-pop also is the powerful tool to promote Korea the nation and everything connecting to it. It's not simply about how much S.M or YGE may earn from the region but also Hyundai, Samsung, Innisfree etc. The more the Korean does business in SEA, the more important K-pop business in the region is.

    So, to Korea the nation, it's not simply about whether K-pop can survive without SEA, it's about whether Korean economy can survive without SEA.

    To us, it may look as if it came out of nowhere, but S.M always long prepares everything before the launch.
     
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    Then the single most attended concert for BTS is bangkok
    I think 135K for 2 nights.
    Around 15M total✓
    Bulk of BTS listeners are in SEA
    Without SEA their Spotify streams will suffer heavily
     
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    Actually SEA only contribute a little bit to kpop in term of revenue, but SEA indeed contribute A LOT in term of youtube views and subs but those figures are not money.
     
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    Yea they can, but there would be less and the earnings will be low
     
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    I think many group won't reject those touring concert money streams views especially endorsement deals from this sub-region with 655M population they have large KPOP fanbase in SEA.
     
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    I feel at the very least they were/are instrumental in hypeing K-Pop beyond Asia
     
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    no.
    but it can survive without america&europe
     
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    SEA contributes a lot when it cones to streaming and youtube views so probably. Also concert and everything except for physical album sales.

    Kpop would definitely survive, but it wouldn't be as big as it is today.
     
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    I don't think bts' spotify streams will suffer that HEAVILY. Yes, it will drop but not drastically. I don't have solid proof for that but basing on their latest single black swan stats,




    As for concerts, they're not also heavily relying on SEA countries. In fact they only visited 2 SEA countries for their last tour ( Thailand and Singapore 4 nights in total)
     
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    It would survive

    But it would for sure become smaller
     
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    Of course no, SEA fans give them big advantages with streaming and view
     

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