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.

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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.”  

Source: KpopConcerts

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!

 

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