... for ten years - 1992 to 2002 - Korea was industrializing their pop music process. Kind of the way we did with Motown, early on.
Because of Youtube, the labels saw there was a market for Korean music in Europe, in Japan - where album sales are still huge - in the U.S., where Girls Generation sold out Madison Square Garden.
I read Gangnam style slightly differently: it is a sign, or rather another sign, that the balance of power in terms of entertainment trendsetting is moving eastwards sharply. 10 years ago I doubt a clip of a relatively unknown Far East Asian pop star would have conquered the world.
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