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K-Pop Vs. American Pop.

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Myles Dedman

on 9 March 2016

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K-Pop Vs. American Pop
a compare and contrast piece. <3

K-Pop Present
Flashy as a flashlight.....and Psy Happened.
American Pop Beginnings
according to wikipedia: ""Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph cylinder kicked off the birth of recorded music. The first cylinder to be released was "Semper Fidelis" by the U.S. Marine Band. At first, cylinders were released sparingly, but as their sales grew more profitable, distribution increased. These early recorded songs were a mix of vaudeville, barbershop quartets, marches, opera, novelty songs, and other popular tunes. Many popular standards, such as "The Good Old Summertime", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "Over There" come from this time. There were also a few early hits in the field of jazz, beginning with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's 1917 recordings, and followed by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, who played in a more authentic New Orleans jazz style""

source: wikipedia, article "American popular music"
K-Pop Beginnings
The history of Korean popular music can be traced back to 1885 when an American missionary, Henry Appenzeller started teaching American and British folk songs at a school. These songs were called changga in Korean, and they were typically based on a popular Western melody sung with Korean lyrics. The well-known song "Oh My Darling, Clementine" was for example known as "Simcheongga".[note 1] During the Japanese rule (1910–1945) popularity of changga songs rose as Koreans tried to express their feelings against Japanese oppression through music. One of the most popular songs was "Huimangga" (희망가, The Song of Hope). The Japanese confiscated the existing changga collections and published lyrics books of their own.[34][third-party source needed]

The first known Korean pop album was "Yi Pungjin Sewol" (This Tumultuous Time) by Park Chae-seon and Lee Ryu-saek from 1925 and contained popular songs translated from Japanese. The first pop song written by a Korean composer is thought to be "Nakhwayusu" (낙화유수, Fallen Blossoms on Running Water) sung by Lee Jeong-suk in 1929.[34] In the mid-1920s, Japanese composer Masao Koga mixed traditional Korean music with Gospel music that American Evangelists introduced in the 1870s. This type of music became known as Enka in Japan, and later in Korea as Trot (Korean: "트로트").[35][36] These songs became extremely popular.[34][third-party source needed]

Later, in the 21st century K-pop singers rediscovered the genre of trot, for example singers like Daesung from Big Bang and several members of Super Junior produced trot singles.[37][38]

source: wikipedia, article "K-pop"
Visual: Performances, Image, and Fashion
Korean Pop
American Pop
American culture is all about individuality, so each pop star tends to have his or her own kind of style
For example, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey's individual style differs from the other
K-pop artists participate in variety shows, which allows the viewers and fans to connect with the stars
Pop stars will be seen in advertisements, whether it's on television or on a billboard, but you will rarely see them outside of their music environment (ie. music videos, on stage, radio performances)
Some stars, like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry, have released documentary-style films showcasing their lives, which do help their fans better connect with them
Performances filled with dance and loud outfits
Performance styles vary from singer to singer
Kpop Fans Vs. American Pop Fans
The Fans are all the same both in Kpop and American Pop. Every single fan loves and admires their singers and/or groups. But Kpop fans take it to the next level!
Kpop Fans Vs. American Pop
Kpop fans tend to chant and dance with the group.
Type of Fans
1- My oppa is my religion
2-Rational Fans
3-spassing out fans
4-My oppa is mine fan
chanting to their favorite song
American Pop fans go crazy for their artist. but tend to enjoy the concert with their little group unlike the Kpop fans who tend to chant, dance and scream all together or with a big group.
K-Pop Vs. American Pop.
This history, the present and the future! similarities and differences.
Rain: colbert report
Girls generation: david letterman
Psy: Freaking Everywherrre.
Bands and Solo Artists
According to Wikipedia, both are similar in ways where they both have boy/girl bands and solo artists. Although both are quite "in", American boy bands have died down and solo artists get more spotlight, whereas Korean pop culture no worship boy bands and girl bands, leaving solo artists with a decent amount of love.
.KPop stars have to be very careful with what they do or else they'll be really criticized about it and ruin their image. Compared to American Pop Stars where they sort of act wild and free, people see them as being an individual and it being "okay."
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