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Non-face-to-face concert injuries…Full-scale preoccupation of SM and Big Hit online platforms



K-pop big-name K-pop agencies have jumped into the preoccupation of “online platforms.”

It has already been used as an important channel for K-pop to frequently meet fans from afar as it has been in full swing. However, due to the spread of COVID 19, ‘Uncontact (non-face-to-face) communication’ has become important, and the use of online platforms is in full swing.

SM Entertainment is a leading agency. SM recently signed an MOU with Naver to push for joint global projects to strengthen its global entertainment competitiveness.

By combining SM’s expertise in discovering and producing global artists and Naver’s based technology, the company will join forces in expanding the global market for its “Fanship” platform, a global membership community.

FANSHIP is a paid-in fan club community launched by Naver last year. Stars can manage their fan clubs themselves. It is also possible to disclose exclusive content for fans, and to check what activities fans have done and how much they have used the content.

Many singers as well as actors are already using FANSHIP. Naver is showing its willingness to further expand its overseas fan market by cooperating with globally popular SM singers.

Big Hit Entertainment, which owns the global group BTS, is already actively operating its own fan community platform, Weverse. It has been receiving positive responses for its convenience in easily checking singers’ schedules and communicating in real time.

There is also a special content that will be released only through Weverse. In November last year, BTS unveiled its own travel program “Bon Voyage” season 4 through Weverse. Previously, the series had been released on Naver’s V app channel.

Another feature of Weverse is that it works offline. BTS’ concert in Seoul in October last year was packed with tickets sold out, but it was possible not to line up thanks to its preorder of MDs through commerce platform Weverse Shop. He also sent messages to BTS members, checking the waiting time of the food zone through Weverse.

Earlier, Yoon Seok-joon, co-CEO of Big Hit, said about Weverse and Weverse Shop that it was one of Big Hit’s plans to build a “one-stop service with the music industry.”

Weverse was created by BeNX, a subsidiary of Big Hit. BTS, the team’s junior group “TXT,” and Source Music’s group “G-FRIEND,” which was incorporated as a big hit label last year, are communicating with fans through the platform.

Especially noticeable is that other teams from other agencies besides Big Hit have also entered Weverse. It is a group called “Seventeen” belonging to Pledis Entertainment. This is the moment when the influence of Big Hit and Weverse is gradually expanding.

The Fast Company, a U.S. economic media outlet, recently placed Big Hit on the list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2020” after Snap, Microsoft and Tesla, drawing attention to “Weverse” and “Weverse Shop.”

As seen in BTS’ fandom “ARMY,” loyal fans can help make the team a singer who can influence the world. An independent platform that can only be shared by stars and fans is important to make them a “hot community.”

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Mandy Moore Almost Walked Away from Hollywood



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Amid a divorce and challenges finding work, Mandy Moore asked herself whether it was worth it to continue acting in 2015.

“I just felt like I was at a point in my life where I was the most comfortable making myself the least priority, and I made myself as small as possible to make someone else comfortable.”

After filing for divorce in 2015, she just wanted to give up acting entirely. 

“I had done four failed TV pilots. So, I was kind of at the point where I was like, ‘Maybe this acting this is done for me.’ Like, ‘Maybe I need to hang it up and go back to Florida, go to school, go try my hand at something else.’”

However, the 35-year-old actress never had to make that tough decision to go back home because she landed “This Is Us” in 2016. 

Fans of the singer-actress know that she has been a celebrity for twenty years, starting at the age of 15.

A couple of years later, she was able to release five albums and had gotten to marry music producer Ryan Adams.

When she got married, Moore thought it would inspire her to be more creative, but it was reportedly such a toxic environment.

Moore and Ryan Adams were married from 2009 until 2016. 

In 2019, Moore spoke against her ex-husband in an exposé published by the New York Times.

“Music was a point of control for him. He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,” Moore continued, “They would write songs together and promised to record but didn’t follow through.”

Adams would even book them time in the studio, but later would just be replaced with other women. 

According to the “Candy” singer, because of his controlling behaviour, it was difficult for her to make new connections in the industry, especially at a pivotal and potentially lucrative time. She was at her 20s by that time. 

Mandy Moore says that her ex-husband yelling at her and making her feel inadequate and not good enough is psychologically abusive. 

But her ex-husband commented on the interview saying that Moore’s “revelation” of their marriage is all lies.

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Celebrities Who Travel Are Now Wearing Face Mask to Avoid Coronavirus



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With the widespread of the coronavirus, people who are travelling internationally are wearing face mask, and that includes the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress, Kate Hudson.

She was wearing a protective face mask with the caption “Travel—2020” and a shocked face emoticon.

For a star with 11.7 million followers, she got 169,000 likes from it and 3,028 comments which are good and evil.

Here are some of the comments her social media followers wrote:

-Like that you are doing the precautions esp. being a mom. A surgical mask is good enough for you. Respect and stay safe!

-If you’re worried about the corona. Only the N95 mask will protect you that one won’t do much…just saying.😮

-I wouldn’t be on a plane right now.

-the N95 IS the best mask, that one doesn’t protect you. Be careful. Have a good fly

-Not even n95. The virus itself is smaller than 3 nanometers. That is smaller than what mask is designed for. Wash your hands, avoid touching the face.

-So sad we have to travel this way now, and you don’t know what to wear as far as a mask is concerned. I would have used the same one, ugh, so creepy 😷

-I guess we should all stop living and travelling. Fifty-six thousand people die from the flu every year. And, those are including the ones who got the flu shots.

Although Hudson is not the only worried about the coronavirus, others are concerned too.

Simon Cowell said he wants his son to be wearing a mask when he goes to Disneyland, Paris.

Caitlyn Jenner’s son and Brody Jenner also shared a photo of themselves wearing a face mask on board a plane on their way to Taiwan.

The outbreak all over the world have spread much, and many more have confirmed cases of the virus.

The rate infection is multiplying quickly, especially in China. South Korea has more than 1,2000 cases, Italy has 300, Taiwan has 31, the UK has 31 cases and other areas, making the total of infected people as much as 81,000 worldwide.

Not even counting those others who didn’t get themselves tested.

According to the World Health Organization that they know little about this virus.

Surgical masks may block the droplets from sneezing or coughing, but it doesn’t adequately protect because these noses aren’t sealed, and it doesn’t generally cover the eyes. The Covid virus could be transferred from the hands to the eyes.

Surgical masks n95 could filter 95% of airborne particles, as little as 0.3 microns; however, the coronaviruses are said to be as small as 0.1 microns; thus, they could get in the masks.

A study said that there is no difference between standard surgical masks and n95 respirators when it comes to flu virus protection.

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