Do you love Kpop music but have trouble downloading it? This unique style of music has had trouble breaching the American market. Short for Korean pop, nearly all Kpop artists are bands and lineups of either all Koreans or mostly Koreans, although at the time of writing there was at least one group without any actual Koreans starting to come onto the scene. Given the rarity of the genre in the United States, you might have to resort to music downloading in order to find tunes you like and explore new artists in this bubbly genre. Keep reading for more information.
Always be careful of the various sites that you might download music from. While you want good deals, anything that looks too good to be true might be installing malware and pirated software on your device. Stick to reputable services like Rhapsody or iTunes.
If you’re on the hunt for a lot of Kpop, YouTube is a great place to start surfing. This is one corner of the Internet where Kpop artists have made some inroads on the North American continent since they can post videos, songs, performances, and interviews here without needing record companies here promoting them. They don’t even need to fly across the Pacific to be here for anything. You can also connect to a great many other Kpop fans in the comments of each video when they’re enabled, and the auto-suggestions will introduce you to more music. You can make Kpop playlists to play from YouTube itself, as well as ‘test drive’ tunes before you pay money for them. Many of the official band videos might even have sponsor links you can follow to buy or download their albums.
Make sure you backup your library of Kpop once you start assembling it. Never assume your download client is going to back things up for you. Sometimes, they might even accidentally delete everything with a system update or patch. An external hard drive or some kind of online storage solution works well.
If you find Kpop artists who have several songs that you enjoy, think about buying full albums instead of the singles. You’ll usually get a cheaper price per song, and you might even find some new favorites among their sound along the way.
Be sure the quality of the files you download or stream is good enough. Not all MP3s are made identical, and some are going to sound better than others, especially if you’re using high-quality playback devices like premium speakers or high-end earbuds or earphones.
Rhapsody isn’t a nice choice for legal music downloads. You can enjoy a free trial, and then for a nominal monthly fee, download as much as you want.
Kpop as a genre has tried tapping into the Australian market as a way of finding crossover success in Western markets and nations, but so far, no one has really made inroads into the North American market outside of a niche yet dedicated fanbase. Music downloads might be your only way to enjoy Kpop artists, so use the ideas and advice in this article to find what you can.