Lucy Ford

GENIUS KOREA
Special Guest Speaker

Twitter: @genius_kor

Genius Korea is a “collective community project focused on the promotion of Korean music”. Working as a subset of the popular lyrics website Genius, Genius Korea strives to make Korean songs accessible through transcribing, translating, and romanizing them, and also hosts a public forum for K-Pop fans to have discussions with each other.

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Calista Leah Liew

CALISTA LEAH LIEW
Host

Twitter: @CalistaLeahLiew
Radio Station: @HITZdotmy

Calista Leah Liew is a radio host for Malaysia's #1 English radio station. Hosting the day show on weekdays, a k pop show on the weekends, she also has her own podcast, The C Word, where she talks to some of the biggest names in content creation.

When she's not chatting with stars like Niall Horan, Hailee Steinfeld, Twenty One Pilots and more, you can find her on Instagram & TikTok, sharing her travel escapades, or keeping up with the (ever changing) trends.

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Alex Waters

Waters On Air
Host

Twitter: @WatersOnAir
Radio Station: @HOT100VA

Alex Waters aka WatersOnAir is an award-winning, in-demand pop music entertainer, currently based in the resort city of Virginia Beach. There, he hosts the afternoon drive show for Hot 100, WVHT-FM/Norfolk, from 2-7pm.

He's frequently in good company: Waters has held exclusive interviews with hitmakers like Jason Derulo, K-pop stars like LOONA, R&B queens like Tinashe, and hard rock legends like Tom Morello.

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Kai Gucci

KPOP Lyrics and Production

When: December 18th
Time: 11am KST
Where: StationKAI Twitter


KAIPOP Space II:

INTRO
•Calista intros
•Pitches to Waters… intros Genius Korea

KPOP LYRICS
•Why and how Genius caters to K-pop fans more so than other sites?
•Differences in culture for Western vs. kpop fans?
•Stuff that gets lost in translation, despite fans’ best efforts
•That’s where romanization and ENG translations come in… are those pages more popular than KOR?
•Songwriting technique: interspersing ENG lyrics in the middle of KOR lines… give us more context?

KPOP LYRICS IN CONTEXT
•How does Genius keep up with and fact-check Knowledge added to lyrics on the site?
•From the song’s release, how long does it take before translated pages start showing up?
•With the global spread of kpop, what is Genius doing to promote language inclusivity on the platform?
•What kind of care is taken to ensure all songwriters, producers, arrangers, etc. are credited?

KAI LYRICS
•How is the response to “Peaches” on Genius different from Kai's debut solo album? (keep open-ended)
•Which has been the most searched for Kai song on Genius - on the new album & as a whole?

GENIUS
•Genius has its own Youtube channel where you have the artists “dissect” their songs - will you be bringing on k pop artists any time soon?

GENERAL DISCUSSION
•Music video
•Comparing the “sound” of Peaches to KAI’s first album
•Favorite Kai songs

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Calista Leah Liew

KPOP x LUXURY BRANDS

with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Daniel Langer,CEO of the leading luxury brand strategy firm Équité.

Hosted by Calista Leah Liew and Waters On Air.

Happened last Aug 31/Sep 1.

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Kai Gucci Lisa Celine
Dr. Daniel Langer
Dr. Daniel Langer

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Calista Leah Liew

KPOP WRITING IN WESTERN MEDIA

with Special Guest Speaker Lucy Ford, radio presenter, writer and interviewer based in London. Bylines for TeenVogue and NME Magazine.

Hosted by Calista Leah Liew and Waters On Air.

Happened last Nov 07.

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Kai Kpop Writing
Dr. Daniel Langer

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