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How to Make an Asian Pop Hit

These days we all know – or think we do, at least – what Japanese and Korean “J -Pop” and “K-Pop” are, and Chinese popular culture is increasing its influence on globally as fast as that country's economy is growing. But how many of us really know the musical rules of these diverse national styles? Three people who do, and who demonstrate how much these scenes are globally integrated, are Jan Baars, Greig Watts and Charlotte Wilson. Baars has written and produced J-Pop and K-Pop hits as well as Dutch hip hop, and has had music featured in ’Keeping Up With The Kardashians’’, ‘’MTV The Challenge’’, ‘’Good Trouble’’ and many more hit TV shows. Watts is also a successful writer and producer as well as a music publisher – and, showing his knowledge of global hyper-pop, a consultant for the BBC on Eurovision. Wilson, though a Londoner, has written topline melodies for K-Pop stars The Boyz, Bestie, Teen Top and April among others. Together they'll be talking about melodic, instrumental and chordal differences between Asian nations, the influence of EDM and other electronic forms, the challenges of working as a woman in Asian cultures, and other insights into the business and creative processes of these huge pop industries.

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