Present a Conference on
The Role of Law and Policy in the Rise of
K-Pop and Other Asian Music Genres
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Mason Korea, Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea
The explosive growth of K-Pop and other Asian music genres that has arguably surpassed the traditional juggernaut of American music has many industry leaders and policymakers taking notice. While global economic and demographic factors may explain much of the rise of Asian pop music, some countries such as South Korea took express law and policy steps to grow national soft power in the regional and world stage. This third in a series of Music Ecosystem conferences organized by former C-IP2 Faculty Director—and now Executive Director, Music Ecosystems Institute—Sean O’Connor will explore what role law and policy has played in the rise of K-Pop and other Asian pop music genres. The conference will also address other pressing issues such as the changing roles of data and record labels in a social media music landscape. Apropos to this focus, the conference will be held at George Mason University’s Korea campus (“Mason Korea”). As always, it brings together musicians, music fans, lawyers, artist advocates, business leaders, government policymakers, and anyone interested in supporting thriving music ecosystems around the globe.