Korea Creative Content Agency to host 'MU:CON Online 2020'
The Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca) will hold its annual MU:CON online this year, giving musicians around the country a chance to get together and share their thoughts on the future of Korea's music industry.
According to Kocca, this year's event will be dubbed "MU:CON Online 2020," and will be held from Sept. 23 to 26 and include conferences, showcases and networking programs.
The conference will be held on Sept. 24 and 25 under the theme "Post Corona, Next Music Industry," featuring a diverse pool of speakers such as Jaeson Ma of 88rising and Lee Sung-soo of SM Entertainment.
Musicians will also share their experience of collaborating amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with So!YoON! from Se So Neon and rock band Harry Big Button participating in the conference.
Seventy bands will perform their songs for the MU:CON showcase, directed by songwriter Yoon Sang and featuring a variety of acts such as rapper MC Sniper and singer Lim Kim.
Popular K-pop acts such as Teen Top, GFriend, On/Off, Dreamcatcher, Moonbin and Sanha of Astro, George and Park Moonchi will perform for the congratulatory ceremony on the opening day to kick off the event.
Foreign acts will also perform during the event as a part of the "MU:CON Exchange" program that has been going on for years as part of Kocca's efforts to communicate with overseas countries.
German electronic duo Kidso, Swedish pop duo The Magnettes and Korean-born singer-songwriter Shi Shi will provide live performance clips for the event.
"The music industry has showed great potential and the power of K-pop by quickly adapting to non-contact performances, despite the immense damage inflicted by the coronavirus," Kocca's president Kim Young-jun said.
"We hope to look back on the change in times with music insiders and get to discuss the future of the industry through 'MU:CON Online 2020.'"
All programs will be available through Kocca's official YouTube channel. Details can be found at www.mucon.kr
BY YOON SOYEON [email@example.com]