BY EDITOR’S NEWS DESK STAFF
(K-pop.us for PsycheLeaks) — Four of the six permanent members of the popular South Korean girl group T-ARA and China’s Chopstick Brothers have released a new music video version of the viral hit song “Little Apple.”
Since their debut, T-ARA has been promoting in several Asian nations, including Japan and Vietnam and now, under their new management company MBK (Music Beyond Korea), they seek to focus on the massive China pop-culture market.
Chopstick Brothers won the American Music Awards 2014 International Song Award for their original version of “Little Apple.”
The original version of “Little Apple” rose to an unprecedented level of popularity in China and was later adopted as the theme music for an army recruitment video by China’s People’s Liberation Army.
(CNN) — Things that annoy North Korea: Christmas trees, soap operas and K-pop
(Chosun Ilbo) — The Defense Ministry is apparently minded to use songs and music videos by manufactured girl bands such as Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, After School, Kara and 4minute in so-called psychological warfare against North Korea … the revealing outfits worn by the performers and their provocative dances could have a considerable impact on North Korean soldiers.
(TIME) — Ending a six-year suspension of state-sanctioned propaganda toward its northern neighbor, the South transmitted its first FM radio broadcast across the border on May 25. Its first message to the Hermit Kingdom? A South Korean pop song.