K-pop social media platform Universe has already attracted 1 million fans
More than 1 million K-pop fans from 186 countries, including Korea, the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Brazil registered for the soon-to-be released social media platform Universe that allows fans and artists to communicate using mobile devices, the operator of the platform NCSoft announced on Tuesday.
Expected to be launched early next year by NCSoft subsidiary Klap, it will allow fans to win rewards by participating in activities such as buying albums, streaming songs, joining fan meetings and attending concerts.
The social media platform will also allow fans to style a character and produce music videos using artists’ motion captures. Universe Originals will provide updated daily content ranging from music videos to television shows.
The company plans to reveal a special gift for those who registered on Dec. 16.
NCSoft previously announced that singers Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, boy bands The Boyz, Monsta X, CIX, Astro, AB6IX, Ateez and girl groups IZ*ONE, (G)I-DLE and WJSN, will join the platform. More artists are expected to join to tap into overseas markets after the launch.
BY KIM YEON-AH [firstname.lastname@example.org]