After Google announced plans to set up a Kpop channel on YouTube last month, fans curiosities were piqued as they eagerly awaited more news on the topic, and here it is. Youtube now officially has a Kpop channel, check out the info below.
Today on December 15, the infamous online video sharing service YouTube revealed it’s brand new category on it’s site; Kpop. This is the first time that a country’s specific music is listed separately as a genre.
The plans were first made public after Eric Schmidt visited Korea on November 7, where this was discussed as a part of the Korea Go Global project.
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Google Korea created a business agreement to promote Korean culture and contents, and YouTube is playing a big role.
Korea Go Global project has the core goal of pushing premium contents created in Korea, globally to strengthen its position.
Yum Dong Hoo, Google Korea’s CEO, said, “I’m so glad that YouTube has become the best partner for K-pop when it’s widely spreading to the world. K-pop’s popularity is so great that it is now added to the music category of YouTube as a separate music genre. We are planning to cooperate with YouTube in various parts so that it can be a channel for Korean culture, including K-pop, to spread to the world as the real Korea Go Global.”
Get over to YouTube and test it out! Here are some screenshots to help you on your way:
Kpop is truly expanding across the world, into YouTube and into the UK. Who knows what the future has in store for the Hallyu Wave next!