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YouTube Announces New “Creator Music” Platform

October 4, 2022

In the wake of Tiktok’s rapid expansion and growing dominance in the short-form video market, YouTube has felt the pressure to adapt to keep up with the shifting demands of its audience...

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Deep Dive: How Conan Gray Writes His Songs

October 5, 2022

Conan Gray is an American YouTuber turned singer-songwriter, most well-known for his songs about heartbreak and unrequited love. Throughout his career, Conan has written songs like “Crush Culture”...

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Phoebe Bridgers: A Deep Dive into Songwriting

October 17, 2022

Phoebe Bridgers is an American songwriter, singer, and producer who has, in recent years, gained mainstream recognition with the release of her sophomore album “Punisher” in 2020...

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How Steve Lacy Makes the Most with Less

October 18, 2022

Steve Lacy is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and living proof that you don’t need the most advanced or high-tech studio equipment to create music that listeners will love...

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Has the Pandemic Changed the World of Live Music?

August 31, 2022

For the last two years, there has been something missing in the lives of music lovers around the world—live music. The advent of a global pandemic meant the absence of concerts, festivals........

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Like the Early Days of Hip-Hop: The Future of Blockchain in the Music Industry

August 19, 2022

One of the biggest questions many spaces face today is how blockchain technology may overhaul industry norms, and the music industry is no exception. In particular...

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Snapchat Announces a $100,000 Monthly Grant for Artists

August 19, 2022

Snapchat has recently announced Snapchat Sounds Creator Fund, a monthly grant program of up to $100,000 awarded to independent artists distributing music on the platform...

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TikTok Plans to Introduce a New Music Streaming App

August 15, 2022

Over the past few years, TikTok’s popularity has significantly increased resulting in 1 billion global daily users by early 2022. The app has also become extremely influential in the current music....

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Are Charlie Puth’s Music Classes Worth $300?

August 4, 2022

Charlie Puth has paired with Studio to create a 30-day online course that outlines the entire songwriting and production process for $279 USD. This hands-on learning experience has been marketed....

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Success Through Self-Exploration: Lexie Liu's Rise to Stardom

August 2, 2022

Whether you know Lexie Liu from her performance as Seraphine in K/DA’s “MORE” or her fourth-place finish on The Rap of China 2018, there’s no denying that the Chinese hip hop star is a global ...

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BTS: The First K-Pop Band to be Invited to the White House

June 17, 2022

BTS is the most famous K-Pop band in the world now, and recently, they were invited to the white house to speak about anti-Asian hate crimes and inclusivity. Being the first K-Pop band to be...

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SEVENTEEN is Going "HOT" This Summer

June 6, 2022

SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) is a 13 member Korean boy band under Pledis Entertainment. They are split into 3 teams, the Hip Hop unit (S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon), the Vocal unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi...

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SEVENTEEN is Going "HOT" This Summer

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Photo: SEVENTEEN (Apple / Pledis Entertainment)

SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) is a 13 member Korean boy band under Pledis Entertainment. They are split into 3 teams, the Hip Hop unit (S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon), the Vocal unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan) and the Performance unit (Jun, Hoshi, THE8, Dino).

On May 26, the group released their leading track for their new album Face the Sun, “HOT”. On the second day of its release, it was number two trending on YouTube, and a week later, is still number 5 with over 34M views. The song has a strong and bold vibe that brings passionate energy like the sun. It’s an energetic song and can lift the mood when you need it. It is great to listen to when you need that extra motivation to accomplish your goals as the rhythm definitely brings you back on your feet. The harmony reveals a more mature side of SEVENTEEN, and you can feel their growth through the song.

“HOT” represents the group’s current goals as artists; to walk their own path, and as Hoshi says, “become artists that are like the sun, making a substantial impact all over the world.” It is a continuation of the story from their English single, "Darl+ing", a song directed to their fandom. The song is written by Alex Keem, SOFTSERVEBOY, Ploypaworawan Praison, August Rigo, Bumzu & Woozi (우지). They composed the song so it follows the theme of facing one's own fears and making courageous choices for the future which is the main focus of the new album.  

Photo: SEVENTEEN Be The Sun Tour (Pledis Entertainment)

Despite being the lead vocalist of SEVENTEEN, Woozi is a singer-songwriter who has produced multiple songs for many Korean artists. On January 3, he made his solo debut with his English single “Ruby”, which has reached over 6M views.

Soon, the group will be going on their third world tour, Be the Sun, where they will spread their music passion around the world. We are excited to see what impact they will bring and where they will go in the future. We believe that SEVENTEEN can reach their goals in becoming like the sun.