K-Pop has become a global phenomenon. How come Korean bands conquer the world? What make these pop-idols so popular and what role do their fans play? This and much more, can be found out in this new Diggit file. The focus of this file is on the rise of K-Pop in the context of digitalization and digital culture.
Pop artist and icon Lady Gaga has a huge fanbase who call themselves Little Monsters. These Little Monsters can be described as a social group. This article introduces them and focuses on how they function as a group in today's society.
Mongolian folk metal is the unique mixture of Mongolian throat singing with metal riffs. In this paper, I analyze how Mongolian folk metal represents both the global metal community and Mongolian folklore by examing the band The Hu.
This article focuses BTS A.R.M.Y, the fandom of Korean boyband BTS as a niched culture on Twitter. It analyzes how the fandom influences BTS achievements and success on the global stage through their online support.
The infamous line '100% that bitch' from hit song 'Truth Hurts', made rapper Lizzo one of the biggest names in music today. Her success story is closely connected to the current phase of globalization.
Dutch violinist André Rieu is operating on a global and local field of the music industry with enormous success. This article explores how Rieu strikes a balance in building a glocal identity through his language use and social media presence.
The interest in Korean pop music has been rising over the last couple of years making the Korean Wave grow. As part of its fan following, K-Pop has developed into a unique linguistic phenomenon, whereby fans are familiarized with Korean.
Jamaica is the center of a huge global culture scape: reggae. This article analyzes the globalization and history of reggae culture using Appadurai's concept of hard and soft globalization and Wallerstein's world-system analysis.