In the era of the "digital road," Korean popular music ("K-Pop") has disseminated into every part of the world. In fact, South America, the farthest continent from Korea, goes wild for K-Pop, and the craze moves on to other continents naturally. Without Koreans having to recommend K-Pop, if listeners of K-Pop around the world believe that K-Pop has some charm, they absorb the trend and pass the music on to others. It has now come to the point where government agencies, the press, and entertainment management companies do not need to promote K-Pop because foreigners are consuming K-Pop feverishly on their own.
A Possibility of the Korean Wave Renaissance Construction Through K-Pop: Sustainable Development of the Korean Wave as a Cultural Industry,
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