March 8, 2017


'K-Stop' Podcast: GFriend, B.A.P, Brave Girls & 'Slave Contracts' Get an Overhaul

Welcome to K-Stop, Fuse's K-pop podcast and the No. 1 destination for fun, insightful commentary on the biggest K-pop news, music, issues, and beyond.

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Every Wednesday, we'll deliver you a fresh episode where hosts Jeff Benjamin and Tina Xu will not only dish on the latest in the scene, but also respond to the topics that are important to you and the K-pop community at large. Check out all the music and artists we talk about in our Episode 56 YouTube playlist and read on for more on this week's topics:

This week, K-Stop chats about...
-GFriend's comeback with "Fingertip," that shows off a more mature and slick side of the trendy girl group
-The emotional return of B.A.P with "Wake Me Up," a single off their Rose EP
-"Rollin'," the sexy, tropical house-inspired new single from Brave Girls 

Plus in our Deep Cuts section, we discuss news that the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) investigated eight major K-pop entertainment companies were revealed to have what's known as "slave contracts" with their trainees. We evaluate the renegotiations against SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, Loen Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment, and DSP Media. As always, we'll count down the K-pop songs shaking up the U.S. iTunes charts, respond to listener comments, and give you insider tea you can't find anywhere else.

What Was Your Favorite K-Pop Release From Episode 56?

GFriend, 'Fingertip'
B.A.P, 'Wake Me Up'
Brave Girls, 'Rollin'"
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Listen now and  be sure to subscribe and listen on iTunes. Got thoughts on the episode or what you want to hear on the show next week? Chat with Jeff and Tina on Twitter, or join the conversation using the #KStop hashtag!

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Listen to last week's episode featuring discussion on Taeyeon, Gugudan, Hyolyn and more: